TechCrunch - Blackberry Booth interview
I just happened upon this video that TechCrunch posted from their live interviews at CES today. Go to 40 min in the video to see the start of RIM hating. It's so blatant their hate towards RIM. The RIM guy at the booth handled it very well. Props to him for keeping his cool.
TechCrunch CES 2012 January 10, 2012 6:29 AM, Live from CES 2012's press day. Watch the team make the best of endless press conferences. Tune in later in t...
Btw, this is NOT the main Blackberry booth. The main booth from what I've seen is very nice and impressive.8900 - 9800 - Playbook - Z10 - Passport
- 01-10-12, 05:19 PM #2
The RIM guy is Alex Kinsella, and he's awesome. He's the PR and Social Media Manager at RIM, and does a lot of awesome work promoting app developers. (@AlexKinsella on Twitter)
As for TechCrunch... I have nothing nice to say about that "interview".Twitter @_Miche11e_ .::. BBM Channel C0001B3B5
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- 01-10-12, 05:31 PM #4
That was the most ignorant POS 'interview' ever -- Alex handled it like a champ. Love RIM, hate RIM.. to seek them out to specifically lay into them like that was just uber lame.
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01-10-12, 05:36 PM #9
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Wow, it went from interviews to opinion and trash-talking. Really solid journalism. Why didn't they challenge the D-Link guy cuz there's already webcams... They didn't editorialize on their personal webcams, etc.
RIM bashing aside, they are really annoying..."Distrust and caution are the parents of security." -Benjamin Franklin
- 01-10-12, 05:38 PM #10
That was very classless. Alex handled it very well.
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- 01-10-12, 05:43 PM #12
wow does guys are just looking at all of blackberrys flaws, just as the Alex guy said, just because blackberry is not doing so well in US, doesn't mean its not good any where else. And that tech crunch guy was just trying to act like an just so he can insult blackberry
- 01-10-12, 06:27 PM #14
That was the most disgusting and tasteless attempt at journalism that I've ever seen. Techcrunch has no class, and are very immature. I don't know who those 2 reps from techcrunch are, and if i did, i would be embarrassed to know them. I do know who Alex is, and he handled himself very well.
I've never liked techcrunch, and this just gives me more reason to stay away from them.S5
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01-10-12, 06:36 PM #15
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Wow, how do people like that get a mic and camera?Apple and Google, be afraid, very afraid of QNX.
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- 01-10-12, 09:39 PM #19
The girl with the cowboy hat and the party glasses looks and sounds like she's about 10 breaths away from blowing chuncks all over the booth. Good thing the interview was stopped.Why is it that when your contract commitment is up, the phone you always wanted is now old and the phone you now want won't be out until the next quarter? - Checkout Planet Loser on Channel C003DAB77
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- 01-11-12, 01:24 AM #22
Is it just me or did the Daily Telegraph Brit seem totally hammered.
At the start of the video he keeps on going about handsfree vacuum cleaners, handsfree projectors, handsfree docks for iPad and handsfree cocktails.
Just goes to show that if there is alcohol around humans would find a way to make themselves look silly.Through the Years :2001 Ericsson T29s> Sony Z5> Sony Z7> SE Z600>Moto A760> RAZR V3>Razr V3i>BB 8800>BB 9500 >BB 9800>Bold 9900..RIM Returns with a bang
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- 01-11-12, 01:59 AM #23
Wish I could view the video on my BB (must be flash). But judging from your comments here, it sounds pretty bad. Even if you have a grudge against a company or their products, at least present yourself with some modicum of class.
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01-11-12, 03:02 AM #24
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I stopped reading all the trash on Gizmodo, BGR, and TechCrunch. Yes, RIM is going through a challenging transition, but they are doing way better than Palm and many other companies. Fair reporting of RIM's struggles are fine, but mischaracterizing facts, making crap up with certain "sources", and putting misleading spins on things are just ridiculous.
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01-11-12, 04:13 AM #25
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That Alex guy handled it nicely. If I were in Alex's shoes, I would have had more sh1t to throw back at those TechCrunch guys though. I'm honestly sick of RIM playing nice. Like when they mocked the "unified inbox" and how one of the interviewers said their iPhones already had it... I would have said "Really? When did you have time to play with that? Aren't you busy learning how to copy and paste or change your text tones or wallpaper? That's pretty new for you iPhone people isn't it? Oh well. You're still emailing on an iPhone."
I think RIM should prepare their employees for stuff like this. Maybe sales figures to know, how it's the #1 smartphone in the UK, and definitely a few one liners. The condescending way that the TechCrunch people talked to Alex was pretty bad. "Is anyone still buying a BlackBerry?" What sort of question is that? And the way they were demeaning the booth...which wasn't even the main BlackBerry booth! I seriously would not have let that old guy and his non-camera ready female counterpart talk to me like that. It's clear that they weren't joking around either, they had just met Alex right before, as the interviewer said "nice meeting you" or something at the end. Regardless of what you think of someone's company, who even talks to another person like that so blatantly rudely?Sean