| | 02-01-2013, 12:23 AM Thread Author #135
Thank you for responding. Now that I have time to address you more specifically, first let's cut straight to the heart of the matter. Had you written an opinion piece, that would be fine. The problem with your article is you didn't do that. You presented opinions as actual facts. Once you blurred those lines, it was no longer an opinion piece. What's more, you got a whole bunch of things wrong which just exacerbated the problem.
Originally Posted by Daniel Rubino
And for that I apologize. I didn;'t have enough time to do what you're asking at that time, but now that I do...
Besides the Skype comment that was early in the day and which I did not write in my editorial, I'm not sure what "facts" I got wrong. All you did was make a hit piece against me, not what I wrote which I find ironic due to your complaint.
Let's look at just some of the specifics shall we?
Are you aware that RIM, until just last month, has been getting lambasted on a regular basis by much of the tech media? Furthermore, what figures or numbers are you citing in your article to back up your claim? You specifically said: "There’s little doubt that when it comes to positive PR, BlackBerry has it in spades compared to Microsoft. The media so far has been a lot more enthusiastic or even forgiving of BlackBerry 10 when compared to anything Microsoft does these days" A fairer media?
There’s little doubt that when it comes to positive PR
, BlackBerry has it in spades compared to Microsoft. The media so far has been a lot more enthusiastic or even forgiving of BlackBerry 10 when compared to anything Microsoft does these days. Because of this, BlackBerry can expect to ride a wave of positive press coverage as clearly they are the favored under-dog
As an Editor for WPCentral shouldn't you already be aware that you're supposed to cite sources when you make claims? My Father retired as the asst. editor of a major city for one of the largest newspapers in the country, I'm preeeeety sure that's what he made his reporters do...
See, the same problem continues here. What's your source? This isn't an opinion you're presenting here since you're obviously listing hardware reliability ratings which aren't "opinions", so I say you need a source. Did you even have one? How about Squaretrade's smartphone warranty claims made due to manufacturer defects for 2012? Just curious... Hardware reliability
. Say what you will about BlackBerry but much like Palm, their hardware is generally quite good. Not Apple good. Not Nokia good. But better than many Android phones on the market
The OS is boring
Ok, we're getting back on better ground here because you plainly presented an actual opinion this time. Or did you... Oh dear. Let's see, first you chose as your image depiction of the OS... get ready for this folks... the BB10 App Drawer? Um WHAT? Tell me Dan, when you were sitting there writing that segment, are you honestly going to tell me not one little voice in your head said "oh Daniel, you're being very misleading, and you know it!"
So I guess no other aspects of the actual UI occurred to you right? The cascading and peek screens, the Hub (Which by the way, is well ahead of what WP8 has) The swipe UI multitasking for everything, the Active Frames, which "IMO" actually work better than Live Tiles do. Let me gstart you off with a little hint Dan: An App Drawer is not a home screen.
Here's what you did, using a WP8 as an example:
"So this is why I think WP8 has a boring UI. It looks pretty much like Android and iOS, just a boring list of apps. What's so innovative about this?"
And if that wasn't bad you enough, you did it AGAIN a little further on. You know Dan, this wouldn't be so bad if you didn't do it on purpose. But we both know you did. Let's not pull any punches here. You were being deliberately misleading and evasive by showing the freaking app drawer as the OS. Not just dirty Dan, but totally dishonest. Shame on you.
Your closing summary basically states that Nokia hardware looks "prettier". Hardly my main criteria for buying a smartphone I'm going to carry for 1-2 years but ok. At least THAT was actually an opinion. Finally Dan, and most telling of all:
There was little to NO mention by YOU of things like:
"when I was using the BB10 I noticed..." or
"My impression while using a BB10 was that..."
See where I'm going with that? Exactly how much DID you have a z10 in your hands Dan?