I have two cents like everyone else but talking about smartphones is not near as volatile a subject as politics. Excluding the specifics of the point, take this one for example:
Originally Posted by inthemix9
We have seen alot of doom & gloom news surrounding RIM from all these different tech news sites for a while now. To some people, Barack Obama and the socialist ideals he so strongly believes in (which is stuff that has been tried and either failed or damaged every other country it's been tried in in the past) represents damage if not an attack to the things that made America great, which were the Constitution and it's Bill Of Rights, things like free market for example. What would be gained for RIM to people from that side of the fence, what positive impact would it have on them, if they were to have Barack Obama as part of their endorsement and push for BB10? For those people who see Barack Obama as bad for the growth of the country, wouldn't it seem almost comical to promote that same person as a building block or some symbol of the growth of RIM?
Do you see here? I'm not directly attacking anybody, only speaking a broad viewpoint shared by fellow "conservatives." THIS is what i'm talking about; brining in a political leader introduces politics into this "thoughtful discussion", and a volatile subject at that. While i've not directly went after an individual poster's person, I expressed a very generalized opinion as to why I feel such a pursuit by RIM would not be the best way to reach out to EVERYBODY in a fully positive manner, and of course someone somewhere on this thread is going to quote my opinion, quote my view of how some of us could perceive using Barack Obama as a even a small point in the promotion of BB10, and attempt to degrade "ME" personally because I said something that opposes their view should they be supporters of the man, which is the whole reason I prefer to see insults to individual posters avoided entirely by not getting into discussion on volatile subjects; volatile because it can so easily become personal quickly. That was all I was trying to say.