1. sydsam's Avatar
    Can anyone confirm or deny this (bribes).Looks very suspicious and sensationalist.

    Some Poor US Businessmen are Being Made to Use BB10
    Gary Cutlack -
    RIM has started running private trials of its new BB10 hardware and software combo, picking up the bill to bribe some top US businesses to force their staff to use the new Blackberrys.
    The trial sees some 120 US companies and some government agencies willingly agreeing to test a full enterprise set-up of the new BB10 touchscreen devices and their accompanying server software, with RIM paying to switch the staff over to the updated BB hardware. Bet they’re loving that.
    The live BB10 test is underway now, ahead of the official public unveiling of the new BB10 phones, which, after literally years of leaks, is scheduled to happen at the end of January.
    Last edited by sydsam; 12-19-12 at 07:14 AM.
    12-19-12 06:24 AM
  2. Tatperson's Avatar
    Bullshut journalism at its best. As usual, it's Gizmodo at it again.
    12-19-12 06:27 AM
  3. simu31's Avatar
    Again, Gizmorons making up stories (or at least embellishing them with their own twisted, sad opinions).

    People, please STOP GOING TO THEIR SITE. It's obvious they have a serious lack of journalism credentials / integrity. It's not worth your (or anyone else's) while even bothering with their drivel.

    To the OP, could you please remove the link (we really don't want them making money off the back of this garbage). Just add in some text in it's place saying that Gizmodo lies again about BB10. Thanks

    Si.
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    12-19-12 06:42 AM
  4. kazza295's Avatar
    hhaha gotta love gizmodo just look at the bottom where it says sections you have uk, watch this and apple. shows you what company they love the most.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9320 using Tapatalk
    12-19-12 06:42 AM
  5. baolam86's Avatar
    Apple too busy to fix the map so they have nothing new for them to cover?
    12-19-12 06:51 AM
  6. anon(1152406)'s Avatar
    Again, Gizmorons making up stories (or at least embellishing them with their own twisted, sad opinions).

    People, please STOP GOING TO THEIR SITE. It's obvious they have a serious lack of journalism credentials / integrity. It's not worth your (or anyone else's) while even bothering with their drivel.

    To the OP, could you please remove the link (we really don't want them making money off the back of this garbage). Just add in some text in it's place saying that Gizmodo lies again about BB10. Thanks

    Si.
    I agree - let's remove the links and stop giving them page hits.
    12-19-12 06:54 AM
  7. Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes's Avatar
    People should copy paste the article instead of the link
    kbz1960 likes this.
    12-19-12 07:11 AM
  8. sydsam's Avatar
    People should copy paste the article instead of the link
    Just did exactly that. Sorry for posting the link, you guys are absolutely correct.
    12-19-12 07:14 AM
  9. Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes's Avatar
    Its amazing how on one article they justify RIM collapsing and having lack of possibilities due to less then 2 billion cash. Then the next article all of a sudden they have enough cash to be bribing everyone? Make up your mind guys!
    12-19-12 07:22 AM
  10. Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
    What Gizmodo fails to mention is that very large companies and government agencies get devices for free and with the CAL trade in (to switch BES CAL to BDS CAL) there is no cost there either. As Mobile Fusion has zero cost, RIM and the carriers are doing nothing different here than they have been for years. Zero cost to the corporation or agency but RIM is already getting them on the path to BB10, which is huge.
    12-19-12 07:25 AM
  11. Masahiro's Avatar
    It's probably best that we simply stop caring what they think or write.
    12-19-12 10:23 AM
  12. Branta's Avatar
    Sounds like a fairly standard test deployment and demonstration of suitability, nothing out of the ordinary in the commercial world.
    12-19-12 11:43 AM
  13. kbz1960's Avatar
    They are being forced? Are they fired if they refuse?
    12-19-12 11:47 AM
  14. george_helgerson's Avatar
    Slow news day there. To be theoretically sympathetic to Gizmodo, put yourself in their shoes: some schmucky journalist living in South San Jose wakes up every morning, needing to fill their website 2 or 3 times over with 400 word articles about new techhie products, even when there`s nothing to write about. In lieu of something meaningful, they manufacture written drama designed to draw raw emotions out of you rather than providing thoughtful insight.

    Second, it's a tactic to draw traffic: they realize 95% of the Blackberry articles recently are positive, so they write a negative article.

    Gizmodo reflects the dilemma of technology journalism: there`s not a whole lot to write about any more. LTE phones? Who cares? HD TV's? Where is it cheaper? Digital cameras? Yawn. Blu ray players? Apple iPhone rumors? SSDD. Anyway, Gizmodo is competing with about 975 other sites in the loser's bracket writing about the same boringness with the same publicly available information, but trying to be unique. I feel sorry for their journalists, as they have such a crappy job. Their web site will be shuddered one day, and their former employees will then realize that what they wrote or said was actually pretty useless.

    And the only thing more sad than Gizmodo is the fact that YOU are reading it. :-)

    George.
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    12-21-12 08:22 AM
  15. ctuffy's Avatar
    Just did exactly that. Sorry for posting the link, you guys are absolutely correct.
    Actually you did the right thing in your original posting. Copyright laws can be a bear.
    12-21-12 08:27 AM
  16. NakedPaulToast's Avatar
    Again, Gizmorons making up stories (or at least embellishing them with their own twisted, sad opinions).

    People, please STOP GOING TO THEIR SITE. It's obvious they have a serious lack of journalism credentials / integrity. It's not worth your (or anyone else's) while even bothering with their drivel.

    To the OP, could you please remove the link (we really don't want them making money off the back of this garbage). Just add in some text in it's place saying that Gizmodo lies again about BB10. Thanks

    Si.
    Anybody who encourages people to post the full article instead of linking, is in no position to be talking about integrity.

    Boycott their site and encourage others to do so as well, sure.
    Point out their shoddy journalism, absolutely. Which, I agree it is, by the way.

    But you simply don't infringe on people's copyright, because you feel they're full of crap.
    mikeo007 likes this.
    12-21-12 09:28 AM
  17. sydsam's Avatar
    This by no means can even closely be infringement of copyrights. You guys are taking this too far. The source is mentioned and, I'm not trying to claim authorship of the article.
    12-21-12 09:42 AM
  18. Saiga's Avatar
    People are freaking out, but Gizmodo is sorda right. This could definitely be considered as a bribe.

    When Samsung, Apple, LG, Motorola or RIM send a device to a website for review, complete with paid for wireless service - is that not a bribe?? The FTC requires websites to disclose that information for a reason. The FTC considers the act of receiving a demo unit the same as receiving compensation and they require bloggers to tell their readers that they were in fact compensated by the company for the review. Like it or not, a website receives a bribe when they receive a review unit. Even if the website doesn't keep the device. Even if the website doesn't like the phone, they were still bribed.

    I don't believe RIM is intending to bribe these companies, like I said, all companies do it. Just saying - IF you are a company that manufactures and sells products, but you give demo units out to certain people for free, then it can be considered as bribing them. No other way around it. Gizmodo just sucks for pointing it out and turning what everyone does into a negative.
    12-21-12 10:21 AM

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