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    Default An Apple fanboi journalist is saying the BB10 release tomorrow is already a failure!

    Why RIM needs to play Apple’s game to win with BB10 | canada.com

    The author states: "But a year of delays and poorly-received product launches forced RIM’s hand way too early in the game, denying them that “one more thing” moment at Wednesday’s event."

    I think its comical. He is critiquing an event that hasn't even happened!

    Here are some other comical quotes:

    "RIM is playing in Apple’s court now. But they forgot to learn the new rules of the game."

    "If CEO Thorstein Heins doesn’t have a “one more thing” moment on Wednesday, BlackBerry could very well be dead in the water by that evening."
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    Someday maybe we will see that often talked about but rarely seen journalistic integrity
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    I am too excited about the BB10 phones to care too much what this guy thinks, but I have a couple of thoughts.

    I think this "journalist" is ignoring what we all really want, which is great products. Nowhere in the article does he mention that the BB10 phones don't look, to borrow a term with which me might be familiar, insanely great. He is merely saying that in the realm of marketing, RIM may have played its hand a little too early. I disagree. Heins had to allay the fears of investors and give the BB faithful a reason to wait for the new phones. For my part, I would probably have bought a Samsung Galaxy 3 if I weren't so impressed by the Dev. Apha.

    He does bring up fair points though. RIM failed with the initial launch of the PlayBook and released some pretty mediocre phones (I hated the Pearl and the Storm). That doesn't mean that the BB10 line of phones won't be amazing.
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    i read this article earlier, it's actually pretty good. he doesnt talk about the launch as if its already happened. he speaks mostly facts, and some strong opinions. you can tell hes a iphone supporter. just like you can read any article on crackberry and know theyre a blackberry supporter.

    Rim does need that one more thing moment. i kind of feel like we know all that is coming but still hoping for that "one more thing". which apple has really perfected. they really know how to sell their devices.

    all that he states is that he doesnt believe that after a year of delays, that what they have to show, will be enough. and thats his opinion, he's free to have it.

    don't take a persons article out of context to try and start controversy.

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    Seemed to be a "mostly" fair until the last too lines. Maybe even just the last line.

    We are excited, but RIM and Thor still have a bit of work ahead of them.
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    Look at it this way. If BB10 is a major success...he will have to eat hits words.
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    where can I buy cristal ball as he already knows the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3hb78ftg View Post
    Look at it this way. If BB10 is a major success...he will have to eat hits words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by screechop View Post
    i read this article earlier, it's actually pretty good. he doesnt talk about the launch as if its already happened. he speaks mostly facts, and some strong opinions. you can tell hes a iphone supporter. just like you can read any article on crackberry and know theyre a blackberry supporter.

    Rim does need that one more thing moment. i kind of feel like we know all that is coming but still hoping for that "one more thing". which apple has really perfected. they really know how to sell their devices.

    all that he states is that he doesnt believe that after a year of delays, that what they have to show, will be enough. and thats his opinion, he's free to have it.

    don't take a persons article out of context to try and start controversy.

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    I'm not taking his article out of context to start a controversy, and I don't feel that the quotes I used were taken out of context. The quotes accurately portray what I took as the main focus of his article when I read it, namely that RIM can't pull it off tomorrow.

    And I don't disagree that RIM could do with a "one more thing moment" tomorrow, but to state that they can't have it shows his lack of research and bias. RIM has been saying for a while that there will be surprises tomorrow. How about waiting to see what occurs before taking that position.

    Bias from any journalist (whether to a particular product, company, person or whatever) is, in my opinion, unacceptable. This article I consider a good example of the prevalence for "shock"/click-through reporting from mainstream journalism today. If you are a blogger, then (somewhat) fair game; click-throughs are all you've got. But for a mainstream news source I still want journalists to report or editoralize and make smart and thoughtful comments, not to sensationalize to generate ad revenue. And if any journalist is given a prominent platform to put forward his/her opinions to the public, then that journalist has a responsibility to put forward both sides of the story or to provide details to support their opinons. What has this journalist provided to support his opinion that "Their [BlackBerry] brand is once again shockingly behind the rest of the industry"?

    End of rant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3hb78ftg View Post
    Look at it this way. If BB10 is a major success...he will have to eat hits words.
    Not exactly. He'll only have to eat his words if BB10 is a success AND there aren't any major surprises tomorrow that weren't given away four months ago.
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    We have had so many negative RIM articles for so long, lately there have lots of positive ones. Are we really that self loathing that we should be focusing on these again? Start living in the positive.
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    Apple fans got that "one more thing" what, like once a year after another micro-update?

    I'm expecting "one more thing" to be a frequent occurrence on BB10, starting tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark37724 View Post
    We have had so many negative RIM articles for so long, lately there have lots of positive ones. Are we really that self loathing that we should be focusing on these again? Start living in the positive.
    I was just shocked by it considering the amount of positive articles lately. I have absolutely no concerns that RIM is going anywhere but up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by screechop View Post
    i read this article earlier, it's actually pretty good. he doesnt talk about the launch as if its already happened. he speaks mostly facts, and some strong opinions. you can tell hes a iphone supporter. just like you can read any article on crackberry and know theyre a blackberry supporter.

    Rim does need that one more thing moment. i kind of feel like we know all that is coming but still hoping for that "one more thing". which apple has really perfected. they really know how to sell their devices.

    all that he states is that he doesnt believe that after a year of delays, that what they have to show, will be enough. and thats his opinion, he's free to have it.

    don't take a persons article out of context to try and start controversy.

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    As to the "one more thing"....sigh...OP should do a search for "surprises" here on CB. Then take up the issue with the numerous posters either wanting/expecting/believing-they-need (or will) have big suprises. This journalist didn't say anything other than what many members here have expressed. The fact that it has been a frequent topic here, among the most extreme enthusiasts indicates, it is indeed both an issue of interest, and perhaps, an important one.

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