No good news must be allowed without a twist when it comes to BlackBerry.
I’m normally pretty grumpy on Monday, but the biased, manipulative handling of BlackBerry news always finds a way to make me grumpier. Thankfully I consider myself fortunate to be able to let off some steam here.
Today, it’s Bloomberg.
Bloomberg comes up with a video entitled “Numbers Back BlackBerry’s Comeback Plan”
Good news right?
No. There must be a but.
Gerrit De Vynck
They [BlackBerry] had a 15 percent increase in the second quarter. That means they shipped about 200,000 more phones than they shipped in the first quarter, which SOUNDS like good news but we have to look at it in the context of compared to last year. That’s 78 percent fewer phones that they shipped compared to the same time last year.
Why Gerrit ? Why must we put on blinders and not look at an obvious rebound? Why must we deny reality? Last year was before John Chen arrived, which was December.
BlackBerry is on the rise; just shut up and admit it.
Does he know anything about what he is talking about? Admittedly no.
When asked “Do we have any details on the models of phones that are selling well?”
“I don’t actually have any detailed information…”
OK SO WHY ARE YOU EVEN MOVING YOUR LIPS??
Then we get this babble:
Gerrit: “One thing I want to point out is that John Chen brought back the BlackBerry Bold” (as they show a Q10 in the video)
Interviewer: “That’s the phone with the keyboard right?”
The takeaway?? BlackBerry hasn’t advanced since the BlackBerry Bold. That’s what Gerrit wants us to believe, and will unfortunately be what investors believe, and they’ll invest accordingly.
This is when I hit the little X at the top of the screen, not caring to waste another second on these fools acting like experts.
A bit later, we find the media parrots referencing this interview, adding their own twists. As an example, Tech Insider, added their own interpretation. After the obligatory stock photo of an antique BlackBerry (above) we have this title:
BUT!! The butts had to add another but. And not a very good but. But full recovery is yet to be seen; so we need FULL RECOVERY to consider BlackBerry a good investment??
My conclusion ? They are all buttheads. There I said it. When the recovery is complete they will all find that their heads have been up their ….for the world to see. Not a pretty picture.