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Technology reporter Omar El Akkad spent part of an afternoon at Research In Motion's headquarters in Waterloo, Ont., with RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis. Mr. Lazaridis demonstrated the company's new tablet device, PlayBook, and shared some insights into his company's strategy.

Omar selected some of his highlights from the interview. You can listen to them here and share your thoughts in our comments area.

Read Omar's full story here:





<div class="fpmedia"><div class="audioembed podcast"><embed width="220" height="148" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"src="http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/static/templates/flash2010/audioplayer_220x148.swf"quality="high"flashvars="aPath=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01265/Rim-laz-1_1265491a.mp3&photo=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01257/rimplaybook_125_1257971cl-3.jpg"></embed></div><h6 class="heavyseriflbl sm ">Audio</h6><h3 class="serif sm"><a href="http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01265/Rim-laz-1_1265491a.mp3" title="Download this file"><b>Mike Lazaridis on why RIM decided to buy QNX</b></a></h3><p class="mediadescription">The RIM co-CEO tells technology reporter Omar El Akkad about buying the company that developed the PlayBook's operating system.</p><p class="mediadownload"><a href=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01265/Rim-laz-1_1265491a.mp3" class="hl-gam" rel="nofollow" title="Download this file">Download this file (.mp3)</a></p></div>






<div class="fpmedia"><div class="audioembed podcast"><embed width="220" height="148" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"src="http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/static/templates/flash2010/audioplayer_220x148.swf"quality="high"flashvars="aPath=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01265/RIM-laz-2_1265496a.mp3&photo=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/00906/RIM-playbook28rb_906903cl-3.jpg"></embed></div><h6 class="heavyseriflbl sm ">Audio</h6><h3 class="serif sm"><a href="http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01265/RIM-laz-2_1265496a.mp3" title="Download this file"><b>Mike Lazaridis on the PlayBook's qualities</b></a></h3><p class="mediadescription">It's a device that can fit in your coat pocket, he says, describing the size and feel of the company's new tablet.</p><p class="mediadownload"><a href=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01265/RIM-laz-2_1265496a.mp3" class="hl-gam" rel="nofollow" title="Download this file">Download this file (.mp3)</a></p></div>








<div class="fpmedia"><div class="audioembed podcast"><embed width="220" height="148" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"src="http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/static/templates/flash2010/audioplayer_220x148.swf"quality="high"flashvars="aPath=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01265/Rim-laz-33_1265606a.mp3&photo=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/00896/rim_896343cl-3.jpg"></embed></div><h6 class="heavyseriflbl sm ">Audio</h6><h3 class="serif sm"><a href="http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01265/Rim-laz-33_1265606a.mp3" title="Download this file"><b>Mike Lazaridis on strategy</b></a></h3><p class="mediadescription">How RIM plans to move from the enterprise to the consumer market, and unify its various phones and tablets under one piece of software.</p><p class="mediadownload"><a href=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01265/Rim-laz-33_1265606a.mp3" class="hl-gam" rel="nofollow" title="Download this file">Download this file (.mp3)</a></p></div>








<div class="fpmedia"><div class="audioembed podcast"><embed width="220" height="148" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"src="http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/static/templates/flash2010/audioplayer_220x148.swf"quality="high"flashvars="aPath=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01265/RIM-laz-6_1265513a.mp3&photo=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01056/lazaridis_rimJP_1056141cl-3.jpg"></embed></div><h6 class="heavyseriflbl sm ">Audio</h6><h3 class="serif sm"><a href=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01265/RIM-laz-6_1265513a.mp3" title="Download this file"><b>Mike Lazaridis on being underappreciated</b></a></h3><p class="mediadescription">A list of recent successes has done little to shake the perception among many analysts that RIM has lost the smart phone war, a perception Mr. Lazaridis strongly disagrees with.</p><p class="mediadownload"><a href=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01265/RIM-laz-6_1265513a.mp3" class="hl-gam" rel="nofollow" title="Download this file">Download this file (.mp3)</a></p></div>










<div class="fpmedia"><div class="audioembed podcast"><embed width="220" height="148" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"src="http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/static/templates/flash2010/audioplayer_220x148.swf"quality="high"flashvars="aPath=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01265/RIM-laz-5_1265511a.mp3&photo=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/00289/newbold_289462a__289462cl-3.jpg"></embed></div><h6 class="heavyseriflbl sm ">Audio</h6><h3 class="serif sm"><a href=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01265/RIM-laz-5_1265511a.mp3" title="Download this file"><b>Mike Lazaridis on price</b></a></h3><p class="mediadescription">The biggest selling point of the PlayBook, from a financial point of view, is the fact that it doesn't need an extra cellular data plan, according to Mr. Lazaridis.</p><p class="mediadownload"><a href=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01265/RIM-laz-5_1265511a.mp3" class="hl-gam" rel="nofollow" title="Download this file">Download this file (.mp3)</a></p></div>












<div class="fpmedia"><div class="audioembed podcast"><embed width="220" height="148" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"src="http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/static/templates/flash2010/audioplayer_220x148.swf"quality="high"flashvars="aPath=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01265/RIM-laz-7_1265514a.mp3&photo=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/00793/rim_793842cl-3.jpg"></embed></div><h6 class="heavyseriflbl sm ">Audio</h6><h3 class="serif sm"><a href=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01265/RIM-laz-7_1265514a.mp3" title="Download this file"><b>Mike Lazaridis on being at the helm of a Canadian company</b></a></h3><p class="mediadescription">The Co-CEO muses about how being Canadian may affect RIM's marketing strategy.</p><p class="mediadownload"><a href=http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/archive/01265/RIM-laz-7_1265514a.mp3" class="hl-gam" rel="nofollow" title="Download this file">Download this file (.mp3)</a></p></div>


 

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