1. blink333's Avatar
    09-11-13 01:57 PM
  2. ajst222's Avatar
    Hmm not sure that the ad is really all that insensitive. I think its sort of a cool way for AT&T to "never forget" 9/11 but also relate it to their business
    09-11-13 02:02 PM
  3. kbz1960's Avatar
    I agree it's tacky.
    09-11-13 02:04 PM
  4. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    Using a national tragedy to promote your brand? Of COURSE it's tacky. When any other company tries to do something like that, they get roasted too, and they should.
    JeepBB likes this.
    09-11-13 02:19 PM
  5. DSL9700's Avatar
    Marketing just can't catch a break!-atttwitterphoto.png

    doesn't look like an ad promoting the z10.
    09-11-13 02:29 PM
  6. kbz1960's Avatar
    Or are they saying never forget bbry's security is what allowed this to happen? It could go either way.
    09-11-13 02:33 PM
  7. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    I didn't even recognize the phone as a Z10, mercifully.

    From the awesome PHYSICAL keyboard of my Q10
    09-11-13 02:39 PM
  8. FSeverino's Avatar
    I didn't even recognize the phone as a Z10, mercifully.

    From the awesome PHYSICAL keyboard of my Q10
    i wouldnt go that far, it is clearly a Z10 just by the top speaker... but they did make the BB logo a lot lighter so it was more difficult to see.

    whats funny is that they wouldnt choose a top selling phone like iPhone or GS4 to be in an add... that was clearly going to cause a negative response... interesting, isnt it?

    I mean, it isnt clearly labeled as a BB add, so you would assume it is an AT&T add that is just using a selected phone for the sake of getting the message across... but then why use such an 'unpopular phone' ...
    09-11-13 02:44 PM
  9. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    No, I don't think it was planned by AT&T to "get" BlackBerry. C'mon. AT&T seem to be taking most of the flack (as it should, IMHO).

    And I did not recognize it as a Z10 at first glance either.
    h20work likes this.
    09-11-13 02:47 PM
  10. FSeverino's Avatar
    Or are they saying never forget bbry's security is what allowed this to happen? It could go either way.
    or the incompetence of an entire nation...

    i dont want to take the thread in this direction because a lot of people lost their lives, and it is unfair to use that as a tool in any direction... but saying that one companies (totally unevidenced) failures caused all that loss of life is incredibly demeaning, especially when that same company was the ONLY way that people were communicating during the disaster, in fact SAVING many lives.
    09-11-13 02:48 PM
  11. biotechx's Avatar
    I didn't even recognize the phone as a Z10, mercifully.

    From the awesome PHYSICAL keyboard of my Q10
    I'm betting that most of the American public didn't, either. I guess there is finally a small positive side to AT&T burying their Z10 displays in the back corners of their stores...
    MarsupilamiX likes this.
    09-11-13 09:24 PM
  12. BBPandy's Avatar
    I'm betting that most of the American public didn't, either. I guess there is finally a small positive side to AT&T burying their Z10 displays in the back corners of their stores...
    Enough noticed it so if you google "BlackBerry Z10" the 2nd link you get is this story
    SK122387 likes this.
    09-12-13 01:07 AM
  13. biotechx's Avatar
    Ouch.....well THAT sucks.....
    09-12-13 01:20 AM
  14. birdman_38's Avatar
    Expect a response from BlackBerry next week.
    BBThemes likes this.
    09-12-13 01:23 AM
  15. SK122387's Avatar
    I saw people on Twitter saying that it was bad of BLACKBERRY to do this.

    Though at&t is to blame, and even though the "BlackBerry" logo is entirely removed, I think BlackBerry should put out a statement saying that it's "come to their attention" that the Z10 was used in an ad by at&t that many found to be in poor taste, and that they "apologize" for offending anyone, if even by accident. Couldn't hurt. And it would remind people that BlackBerry is paying attention.

    (Side note: OF COURSE the only ad the Z10 goes inadvertently "viral" in is one on September 11 that p1sses off Americans, right? )
    09-12-13 01:29 AM
  16. birdman_38's Avatar
    I think its sort of a cool way for AT&T to "never forget" 9/11 but also relate it to their business
    The slaughter of 3000 innocent people should never be related to anybody's business.
    JeepBB likes this.
    09-12-13 01:53 AM
  17. BBrickk's Avatar
    or the incompetence of an entire nation...

    i dont want to take the thread in this direction because a lot of people lost their lives, and it is unfair to use that as a tool in any direction... but saying that one companies (totally unevidenced) failures caused all that loss of life is incredibly demeaning, especially when that same company was the ONLY way that people were communicating during the disaster, in fact SAVING many lives.
    +1. No more on this please.

    Posted via Z10 STL100-3 using CB10. Fido, Toronto.
    FSeverino likes this.
    09-12-13 01:56 AM
  18. FSeverino's Avatar
    I saw people on Twitter saying that it was bad of BLACKBERRY to do this.

    Though at&t is to blame, and even though the "BlackBerry" logo is entirely removed, I think BlackBerry should put out a statement saying that it's "come to their attention" that the Z10 was used in an ad by at&t that many found to be in poor taste, and that they "apologize" for offending anyone, if even by accident. Couldn't hurt. And it would remind people that BlackBerry is paying attention.

    (Side note: OF COURSE the only ad the Z10 goes inadvertently "viral" in is one on September 11 that p1sses off Americans, right? )
    ummm... no, it is there. look at the picture
    09-12-13 11:57 AM
  19. Pilot Prop's Avatar
    i dont see anything wrong with this
    09-12-13 12:47 PM
  20. nomloj's Avatar
    Well, y'all's eyesight must be better than my glasses. I took my Z10 out to compare with the one in the picture, and I can't see the BlackBerry logo in the picture at all. The shape of the phone I recognize. If not for that, I wouldn't be able to tell what phone it is.
    09-12-13 01:53 PM
  21. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    Tacky? Yep. A company using one of the biggest American tragedies to promote itself? Ugh. Commercialism at it's worst. BUT...if they had to go that route I think it's fitting they used a BlackBerry for the ad, since it was well known that BlackBerry devices were more dependable on that day.

    The Simple BlackBerry Allowed Contact When Phones Failed - NYTimes.com
    09-12-13 02:22 PM
  22. BBPandy's Avatar
    Tacky? Yep. A company using one of the biggest American tragedies to promote itself? Ugh. Commercialism at it's worst. BUT...if they had to go that route I think it's fitting they used a BlackBerry for the ad, since it was well known that BlackBerry devices were more dependable on that day.

    The Simple BlackBerry Allowed Contact When Phones Failed - NYTimes.com
    Yea that's true. They also worked after Hurricane Katrina & in Haiti after their disaster. Infact they are well known for their resilience during disasters. The reason being their using BIS. I wonder how the new BB10 phones would hold up....


    Posted via CB10
    09-12-13 03:14 PM

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