Oh no he didn’t! Google’s once CEO Eric Schmidt has been busy in the news lately. We’ve heard plenty of his comments make the news, and today’s surely will get a few people fired up. Get out the pitch forks! Google‘s own Eric Schmidt just confessed to still loving his BlackBerry. Don’t get too angry here folks, it appears he just loves the keyboard.

Uhhh. I can feel the comments building up already. Apparently while conducting an interview with The Guardian, Schmidt was refreshingly open and calm with his answers. Even openly confirming he still loves his BlackBerry and no one can pull it from his fingers. He even said he tried to quit cold turkey and go to touch-only Android phones, he tried wearing gloves all day and more – all to no avail. Eric just loves that aging, old, and basically paperweight phone we all know as BlackBerry.

Don’t get me started. There is the DROID 4,3,2,1 and tons of keyboard rocking Android phones, even the Motorola Pro or XPRT have that terrible candy bar style it sounds like Schmidt likes. Don’t worry Eric, we have you covered!

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While we can’t confirm his exact words from the interview, in the end the conclusion seems to be that he just adores the dedicated hardware keyboard. Even though Motorola and others have released nearly identical devices. In the interview he even states he feels the Nexus 7 and iPad mini are too small. Pretty interesting read, that’s for sure. You might not like that he’s outing Android in favor for Blackberry, but at least he is honest.

[via CNET]