Many have been wondering what Vivek Bhardwaj has been up to since the launch of BlackBerry 10. As the Head of Software Portfolio at BlackBerry, he was vital to the ramp up and launch of the BlackBerry 10 OS we’ve all grown very fond of. We had received word that Vivek has, on his own accord, left the company, bowing out so as to not make a fuss within the community.

We reached out to BlackBerry for confirmation, and received the following statement:

“We can confirm that Vivek Bhardwaj is no longer with BlackBerry. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors”.

Now, Vivek has not left for another company. He is instead decompressing with family after the long years of work it took to bring the BlackBerry 10 platform into the market.

His stage demos showed off the “magic” of BB10 to so many users, and his hands are practically famous! While this is a big loss for TeamBlackBerry we can only wish Vivek the best and thank him for all his magnificent work over the last 8 years with BlackBerry.

A guy of such talent and charisma will surely have his pick wherever he decides to go next!

Here’s a photo taken of Vivek and I at the Milk Studios after party in NYC after the BB10 launch event.