Canadian Merchant Banker and Dragon’s Den Investor Michael Wekerle Loves his BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport


Canadian merchant banker and television personality, Michael Wekerle, best known for his role as a “dragon” investor on the Canadian reality show Dragon’s Den loves his BlackBerry.  Today he sports both a BlackBerry Classic and a BlackBerry Passport as he uses them interchangeably to satisfy his different needs as he is unable to choose between them.

Below is a video from YouTube in which he showed off both of his devices.

He had this to say about the BlackBerry Classic

“I love the design.  That’s old school like a 55 T-Bird (1955 Ford Thunderbird)”

He made the following comment about his BlackBerry Passport

“This for my business.  For my everyday business role it’s great.  Watching stock quotes which I could view on a graph of something I am trying to buy or sell “

For a businessman like Michael Wekerle, who is always on the go and needs a device to keep up with his busy schedule, there is no other choice than BlackBerry.  It is the device he relies on to “get things done”

So for those who have migrated to other platforms, but have found that their productivity has suffered with their new smartphone, you can always come #BackToBlack

For others that are tired of the lack of privacy, poor battery life  or the last operating system upgrade on a competing platform that was supposed to be backward compatible, but instead made their phones unusable, you don’t have to suffer.  Retire that phone, put it in the bin or sell it on eBay and get yourself a BlackBerry.

You will be glad that you did!


Web99 enjoys tech and has tried smartphones on all the major platforms. Out of all devices he has tried, BlackBerry10 best fulfills his needs.