So, last night we reported on how, in the Wall Street Journal, John Chen had successfully highlighted the poor build quality of Android devices and then how our resident iDiot, Jonathon Geller, had made a bit of a twit of himself when he appeared on Bloomberg TV to claim that ‘BlackBerry’s Biggest Problem Is That It Doesn’t Run Android’. He said some other stuff in that interview too, but we’re saving that for later.
ANYWAY, of course John Chen completely smashed that one out of the park by pointing out what we all know, that Android is used perfectly well as a back up to BlackBerry World apps, thank you very much.
Not that we need it that much, to be honest, pretty much everything anyone could ever need has already been put into BlackBerry 10 or we already have an app for it but it comes in handy from time to time.
Well, just to be helpful, I Tweeted out there to the big wide world the fact that poor old Jonathon got it completely wrong.
And went to bed.
This morning I awoke to find Twitter had gone into meltdown whilst I wasn’t looking (the cheeky little imp) as BlackBerrians across the globe voiced their displeasure.
And along with that came the retorts from the iPhonians.
Which were fascinating.
Because I came to the inescapable conclusion that some of them are either blissfully ignorant or just CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH.
Here’s a few Tweets. No names, that would be unfair.
‘Who still uses a BlackBerry? That’s like getting excited over a PS1 when PS4 just came out’
Interesting analogy. But also the wrong way round. What, of course, he should have said was:
‘Who still uses an iPhone? That’s like getting excited about a colour TV when High Definition just came out.’
‘Do you honestly believe that BlackBerry is a legitimate player still? You must be deranged.’
Deranged? This was my favourite one and it’s an interesting idea but calling into question someone’s mental health seems to me to not be much of an argument. How about:
‘Clinging to a tired old OS that doesn’t even do the basics properly and paying through the nose for it seems to me to be the actions of someone who is acting mildly deranged or, at the very least blind to the possibilities before them.’
And, in reply to someone who DARED to claim that ‘#BB10 is awesome’ this wag came up with:
‘awsome (his spelling) compared to what? Nokia flip phones?’
Well chuck, nice idea, I like it! And you are right. Nokia flip phones were once the phone to have. Old BlackBerry’s were once the phones to have. iPhones were once the phones to have. Things are rather moving on though and they’re not any more. They are old and boring.
And about as innovative now as Rob Ford, not Henry Ford.
In fairness to Jonathon in the midst of this carry on he kept his dignity.
Well, what’s left of it.
Does he realise he made a mistake? I know not.
But one thing is for certain.
iPhonians have either no idea of the power of BlackBerry 10.
Or if they do they simply Can’t Handle The Truth.