Closest I could find was ..............This year feels very, very different,” chief executive officer Thorsten Heins said as he strolled on stage to the sound of pounding rhythms and screens flashing in BlackBerry colours of blue and black.

“Some people told me last year that this would be the last conference for BlackBerry. I’m happy to say they were wrong,” said the beaming Heins.

“Not only are we still here, we’re firing on all cylinders,” he said, noting that the company not only survived, but is driving innovation and taking new risks..............................................