One would assume that Google chairman Eric Schmidt would use an Android smartphone, considering it is a platform curated by the very corporation that he sits on the board for. Nevertheless, a recent interview with The Guardian confirms that — surprise, surprise — Schmidt actually uses a BlackBerry. Why, you might ask? Simply put, he prefers the tactile keyboard experience that the BlackBerry provides.
The interesting fact behind this story is that there are a number of Android smartphones on the market that do in fact have physical keyboards. Schmidt obviously doesn’t seem to be interested in those devices, but perhaps we’ll see the chairman in line for the upcoming BlackBerry Q10, which will run BlackBerry 10 software and still utilize a full QWERTY keyboard. It really doesn’t matter which smartphone Schmidt uses, but the irony is still strong.