I’m thinking the Canadian government is itching to get their hands on some free 8800’s – that might just be me, though. For the second time in as many days, members of the Canadian government are citing the BlackBerry as pieces of pride from their fine, fine country. This time it was Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty pushing the device at a major international trade conference in Bangalore, India.
Ontario has the ability to “turn imagination into innovation,” Premier McGuinty said, citing the BlackBerry as an example. The handheld communications device was developed in Waterloo and is now used by seven million people around the world.
“In today’s highly competitive, global economy, Ontario and India are both in the race to provide the best opportunities and the highest quality of life for their people,” Premier McGuinty said. “Imagine how much faster we could go – and how much farther we could advance our societies and our people – if we run this race together.”
It’s nice to see the BlackBerry slowly becoming the new Canadian icon. I’m tired of beavers being the beacon. The Americans get a bald eagle, we get a beaver… awesome.