Hi everyone. CityNews technology specialist Mike Yawney is just getting set up in Orlando. He'll be here in just a moment, live blogging BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins' keynote address beginning at 9 a.m..
Lots of buzz in the lineup. Plenty of speculation amongst attendees. Will BlackBerry announce a new device this morning or will this just be a 'state of the union' type keynote
Unbelievably hot in the Orlando Convention Centre! Coffee was the wrong choice this morning!
Doors opening for press. Mad rush for seats
Mysterious voice asking everyone to silence their phones and turn off wireless hotspots.
There is no way this keynote is going to start on time. Crowd still pouring through the doors, hundreds still outside waiting to get in
Still no word on when the keynote will begin. People still filing into the room. Hang in there folks!
Thorsten reassuring the crowd BlackBerry is on solid ground. Talking about how the company is once again turning a profit
Thorsten: "we want to win back BlackBerry's reputation for innovation"
Thorsten: "We will show the world that Blackberry knows mobile more than everyone else"
Thorsten now talking about the latest devices launched by BlackBerry, the Z10 and Q10
BlackBerry 10.1 update will start rolling out to Z10 users today.
The BlackBerry Q5 will be another device with physical keyboard. Appears to be for emerging markets
Thorsten quickly moving onto the topic of mobile computing. Says people don't really want a desktop experience on a tablet.
120,000 apps developed for BlackBerry 10 in the past 3 months. Thorsten says one third of developers targeting BlackBerry as their prime platform
Thorsten rhyming off new apps coming to BlackBerry 10 such as Moog and Skype (for BlackBerry 10.1)
Vehicle not only has large screen for navigation but BBM video calls as well
Large applause from crowd as video calling demonstrated on stage
Bentley drives off the stage. Thorsten - "we're clearly leading the industry for mobile integration in vehicles"
Thorsten chatting with Johann from R&D about BB10 in vehicles. Wants customers to continue their digital lifestyles in their cars
Keynotes switching gears now from in-vehicle tech to Enterprise
BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.1 will not only provide management for BlackBerry devices but iOS and Android devices as well
Testimonial time. Kevin Mcconnel from IBM takes the stage to talk about BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.1 and how it's being used by the company
Thorsten returns to the stage
Thorsten now joined by Frank Boulben, Chief Marketing Officer. Admits BlackBerry has had a rough time over the past year
Lots of stats being thrown around on stage. Boulben says word of mouth a key component in marketing for BlackBerry.
Boulben now showing off new BlackBerry television commercials on stage.
Boulben: "We are committed to bring the BlackBerry brand to the forefront. We will keep improving, we will keep moving"