iPhonians! It Seems You Can’t Handle The Truth!


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.’

Here’s another:

‘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.


Bigglybobblyboo is a legend almost nowhere at all. He is a founder member of UTB and spends his spare time taking out his anger at the world with a fishfork and a spatula. He is also a Cribbage Master, having won 1 fight online as the other guy refused to turn up out of fear for his life.

  • You know Biggly, people get so emotionally invested in their platform, they lose all objectivity. Talking about mobile devices is like talking about religion or politics. When I had my Bold on OS7 and everyone was showing me their fart apps on their Iphone, and big touch screen and web browsing capability, I knew there were some advantages IOS had, but I also knew why I chose my BB, which was security, productivity, messaging, and customization of the OS.

    What I’m trying to say is I have no problem saying that there are some things another platform has or does well, if it’s true. I love my Q10 and I know why. It’s silly and idiotic for someone to be so uniformed and hold such strong opinions. The fact is, the tide has turned and BB is waxing while IOS is waning.

    TBSS for them (too bad so sad). Take it like a man. There’s no reason to be an iDiot or a tool about it.

  • One more thing. Thanks for putting out the BB message so well like you do, here and on Twitter and wherever else. Great job!

  • xBURK

    Mr. Sims explained that as soon as 10.3 hits, they will refocus on marketing BlackBerry 10. I hope this is true. So any people have know idea BB10 is even out after all this time.

  • Anthony

    I’m not surprised by these comments, they’re snobs. It’s the only opinion they can have because they can’t handle the truth, their device is a relic. locco_smiley_6

    Android is turning into a joke. It’s like the same old car but they keep tinkering with new aftermarket parts.