There were plenty of cheers at the hub for technology in Waterloo Region, when the new BlackBerry 10 phones were introduced Wednesday morning.

Local business leaders gathered this morning at Communitech, located in the Lang Tannery building in downtown Kitchener.

The President and CEO of the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, Ian Mclean thinks BlackBerry has hit a home run.

“They took their time to get it right.” said Mclean.

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Kitchener Mayor, Carl Zehr also can’t wait to get his hands on one of the new phones.

Zehr says there’s a strong core here of BlackBerry users, not only because it’s local, but because it’s such a good product.