The Great BlackBerry Thunderclap Is Now Rumbling Around The World…


Our message of thanks and support to BlackBerry and John Chen is now reverberating around the globe.

And I mean the globe.

Tonight/Today/This Morning our message has just been sent to an incredible 285,059 people across the world.

With ReTweets it could be over a MILLION.

We’ve had SO MUCH SUPPORT since we came up with this idea – the BlackBerry community has really pulled together.

It shows that being a BlackBerry fan is a special thing. When you join this community you join a rather special family.

A dysfunctional one, at times yes, but a family none the less.

So, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank a few people.

From our blogging family first came Bla1ze from CrackBerry (thank you!) and then Alicia too, thank you both. And then Don and John from OSBB and Toby from Berryflow, our old friend Lilly and the guys from Nerdberry and BerryInformed and then we went international with Savior from BlackBerry France and the guys at BlackBerry India and then also the guys from South Africa, Indonesia, Argentina, Venezuala, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Poland, Holland, Germany, Italy, the UK and US and Canada and all other points of the world to the point where it became overwhelming to be honest as I can’t afford to pay for the list of supporters so I was having to rely on the RT’s of the message!

And then there was some guy called Michael Clewley…

So it was GREAT to receive so much support from our sister sites and it shows what we can achieve when (almost all) of us pull together BUT…

Then YOU came with ALL YOUR FOLLOWERS – between 1 and however many from all over the world…

Showing us all that, it doesn’t matter what we think – it’s YOU who make the difference.

And that YOU feel exactly as WE do, and that, to paraphrase a great man…

‘It’s not the end, it’s not even the beginning of the end, but it might just be the end of the beginning.’

And in your vast numbers you have come.

Right from Alan Burrows (wow! 45,000 followers on Twitter!) through British Member of Parliament (that’s like a member of Congress for those of you in the States) Robert Halfon MP (thank YOU sir!), Kyle Griffith with another 12,000 and down to people like you and me, with nothing but a handful.

We’ve all come together and sent this message around the globe.


We’ve taken it long enough.

It’s time to fight back.

Just as BlackBerry are doing with their Inside BlackBerry blog now.

And it’s a fight WE WILL WIN.

If you are one of those people who thinks it’s ok to meekly accept that others can tell falsehoods about you, good luck.

We are not.

And thanks to the support of people like us this message has gone out to 285,059 people.

PLUS ReTweets etc!

How amazing is that??

And you carriers – you who have ceased to stock BlackBerry 10 products, who have let/actively promoted your staff to ‘guide’ people away from BlackBerry…

There’s not supposed to be any of us left, remember?




And, for anyone reading this who thought BlackBerry WERE dead…

Hello again!

Never went away you know!

Nope – still here – cutting edge technology for sale…

Maybe you should take a look?

Oh, and that sales rep who told you we were dead in 3 months?


Well, hmmmm….

But, maybe, that’s for another time.

For now, thank you to everyone who has participated – it’s been an exhausting old promotion and you have all helped in your ReTweets and your kind words.

And, most of all, thank you to John Chen & BlackBerry.

Thank you for hanging on in there.

There were times toward the end of last year when even we wondered.

But we NEVER lost faith.

Happy Canada Day guys.


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.

  • Canuckvoip

    I wouldn’t dare speak for everyone Biggly, but I, along with so many others thank you for a job well done.
    Way to go partner, take a bow!

    • Bigglybobblyboo

      Team effort Canuck… from right across the spectrum… (almost).

  • MePiikan LzBolaz

    Amen brother. This was very exciting and the outreach is way more than was expected. I can’t wait to see what happens when it goes live and imagine it being a mind blowing shoutout showing the rest that BlackBerry is like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

  • Blackjack

    And not a thunderclap for Biggly!
    And one for Bobbly
    and another for Boo!

    Well done sire. locco_smiley_10

  • Blackjack

    Uh .. I meant now a thunderclap for Biggly…. :)

  • Lightyearsahead

    Great job BBB. You are right that we are a community and we are believers. I myself have a collection of Playbooks, a Z10 and Z30. Some people says why do you need that many? One day, yes One day soon. Thee will be no more Iphones, or Google or Samsung etc. and we Blackberry users shall rule supreme Ehhh! kinda dramatic I think, but Blackberry users in general know what we have and are all proud of BB.
    Go get em…

  • shanerredflag

    Congratulations Biggly, take a bow indeed…well done. locco_smiley_10 locco_smiley_10

  • web99

    Great job, Biggly, UTB and other sites that participated. And of course the BlackBerry fans. The BlackBerry Thunderclap was a huge success.

  • kpbutton

    What a great way to gets the message out. Great work to all involved!!!