It’s True, I’m Afraid BlackBerry Are Dead. Ha Ha.


So it came to pass that BlackBerry’s Q1 results showed some really funky things like an increase in cash, a further reduction in losses, an increase in software revenue and over 1 million handsets were sold despite them not being able to sell them through the traditional retailers (carriers) as most of them are grossly engorged on Apples and the like.

In other words, yet again, things are pretty much on track.

Not so if you listen to the wise words of Fox Business!

WARNING – Before you watch the video please grab something tight and remind yourself that the next Olympics aren’t in London as it would seem everyone around the desk is in 2012.

Yes, it’s the same tired old, tired old twaddle being trotted out over and over again.

Oh, and the takeover! That thing that isn’t happening! It’s the only hope!

The host’s face drained at the thought of Microsoft buying BlackBerry and the appalling effect that such a thing would have on his Microsoft shares.

I think he’d be better off concerning himself that Windows 10 isn’t another Windows 8.

And best not talk about their phones…

Anyway, just for a bit of an education for Fox, here’s CNBC South Africa declaring ‘the Death Of BlackBerry’ in their country last year:


Because as we reported on 26th May the best selling smartphone in South Africa right now is….

The BlackBerry Z3.

Perhaps Fox don’t realise that Reverend Grim has infiltrated their graphics?

Perhaps they are staffed by iDiots?

Or perhaps they see bendy things as Apples?

Either way it would seem delusion is alive and well.

Ha ha.


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.

  • jrohland

    One of several reasons I skip over the Fox channel on my tele like it’s opera on the radio.

  • Blackjack

    Have to loove how utterly tickled they are with themselves for proclaiming BlackBerry to be on deathwatch, like this deathwatch isn’t something that began four years ago. But what’s this? The patient still has a pulse? Full of glee at their recent discovery! What did BlackBerry do to these people, threaten their security over their bad investments?

    • Anthony

      A lot of people in tech media look like fools as BlackBerry regains its mojo. How many tech iDiots and Hemdroids are fighting BlackBerry to save face. locco_smiley_24

  • I didn’t watch the vids. I can assume what’s on there. I get it that some of the general public can’t follow along too well regarding BlackBerry. It’s not an obvious or easy story to follow. I remember when I started at UTB, Hurds was always talking about how devices don’t matter and it’s all about SW licensing and the enterprise and it didn’t immediately make sense. But I read a little and quickly caught on.

    But the people that aggravate the shit out of me are the ones that run BlackBerry sites or technology oriented sites or even investment or news oriented sites that should know better. It seems they often don’t just disagree with what Chen is doing, it seems they don’t even know what he’s doing in the first place. Their opinions are irrelevant.

    If someone wants to mouth-off in some forum somewhere about how the Z30 is BlackBerry’s last phone, so be it, but if you’re presenting news, how about some professionalism or even basic fact checking.

  • Anthony

    This IS like watching a video from 2012. Is this video current?

    Maybe a good example of media corruption; it’s a commercial, not news reporting. When traditional advertising doesn’t work ‘they’ do this. Or they could just be 3 dummies. locco_smiley_23