Eric Schmidt doesn't have much to do with Google these days. He still has an official title, but he spends most of his time on his own agenda.
This is why everything he does and says doesn't have that much of an impact on Google as his title alone, Executive Chairman, would suggest.
In fact, it's because of his personal agenda that he's now touring Asia. He's been in India for a couple of days and has been talking quite a lot, perhaps more than he should.
First, he revealed that Android and Chrome aren't merging
, which is quite obvious. Then he implied that the Google Now app for iOS is going to be available when Apple wants to, which is technically true but still misleading
Now, the big surprise
is that he uses a BlackBerry. It's been long said that BlackBerry phones appeal to old, stodgy executives and, despite being at Google, that description probably applies to Schmidt as well.
This isn't a new thing either, he's been using a BlackBerry for years, even when he was CEO at Google. He likes the keyboard, he says.