US Senate takes the Troll Bait


A Senate memo has taken the news of stopping production on BlackBerry Classic to mean that all BlackBerry 10 devices will cease production, or as an excuse to buy themselves new iToy’s or Sam toys.

According to Fox Business:

BlackBerry responded by calling the Senate statement “incorrect,” and that it will keep updating BB10 as it supports new Android devices. BlackBerry claims that the Senate staff misunderstood the discontinuation of the Classic as the end of all BB10 devices. Nonetheless, the Senate apparently hasn’t changed its mind about replacing BlackBerries with iPhones and Samsung devices.



An article suggesting that this indicates an end to BB10 devices of course appeared in the Motley Fool, then picked up by Leo Sun of Fox Business.

The interesting part of this of course is the disclosure by the author:

The article BlackBerry’s Devices Get Dumped in the U.S. Senate, But Does It Matter? Opens a New Window. originally appeared on

Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Leo Sun Opens a New Window. owns shares of AT and T. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Alphabet (A shares), Alphabet (C shares), Apple, and Verizon Communications.


I am a long time BlackBerry user and fan. Beginning with the 7520, I have recognized the value of subtle productivity enhancements in BlackBerry devices for business communication and have never since strayed. Even when the iPhone took the market by storm, I was unimpressed, because it did nothing to help my business needs. Currently enjoying my one handed dream phone, the Classic! BB10 with a toolbelt! Today I contribute to UTB whenever I feel that I can help enlighten someone on the benefits of using BlackBerry over any other platform.


    This is the information I posted last week on the Forums. And this is exactly the problem I was pointing out. Without loud and clear intervention from BlackBerry, the powers that be in the Senate office have accepted this lie as the truth and are continuing to replace BlackBerry phones with Apple and Sammy phones. How many of these types of customers can BlackBerry afford to lose? Without an activist representation to the Senate office, it now appears that BB10 phones here are now a thing of the past.

  • Anthony

    It’s quite difficult for BlackBerry do to counter this kind of insidious corruption.

    Like a cancer they’ll stop at nothing until they get what they want. locco_smiley_26

  • nnik

    They’ve been waiting for an excuse to go to the toys, as BJ stated…thats all.

  • Alan

    It appears the US Senate is not all that concerned about leaving the most secure Operating System. Why compromise any of your security if you don’t have too? Sounds pretty stupid to me. Security is very important. Where are the responsible Senators in the U.S? God save us all.

  • BB Racer !!

    Someone will be fired as the Hack will force them to scramble for BlackBerry devices… corruption and no concept of what is mobile security and data transmission.