Mihal "Mike" Lazaridis, OC, O.Ont (born March 14, 1961) is a Greek - Canadian businessman, investor in quantum computing technologies, and founder and Vice Chairman of BlackBerry, which created and manufactures the BlackBerry wireless handheld device.
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- I couldn't type on it and I still can't type on it, and a lot of my friends can't type on it. It’s hard to type on a piece of glass.
- BlackBerry's Quest: Fend Off the iPhone in The New York Times (27 April 2008)
- We have to be realistic about the history of [touch-screen] technology. We have to remember that this is not new — this has been done, this has been tried before.
- RIM's Lazaridis: Qwerty is the next big thing in CNET (16 May 2008)
- You have to build an industry. You have to be very nimble, and you have to be connected to your customers, and that can't be done with just one company.
- Bloomberg: "The Co-Inventor of BlackBerry Is Building Canada’s Quantum Brain Trust" (09 February 2018)
Quotes about Lazaridis
- He is down-to-earth and a grassroots man who actually built the system.
- Richard Windsor in The Guardian: "Mr BlackBerry - $2bn geek who started with Lego" (2 March 2007)