BlackBerry CEO declares war on leaks

In my short time leading BlackBerry…

Blah, blah, blah

But, when curiosity turns to criminality, we must take strong action.

Blah, blah, blah

This may mean you see a few less blog posts with photos and rumors…

Nobody gives a sweet flying shit.



  • Jörg

    :-)))))

  • Phillipus

    Exactamundo. BTW – what is a “BlackBerry”?

    • Sigivald

      It’s like a raspberry, but blue-black.

      They grow like a weed here in the Northwest.

  • stsk

    C’mon Jim, how can you not care about Canuckistan’s shining flower of technology?

  • Td

    Best post on the loop in weeks!

    (or at least the funniest)

  • Adam

    Don’t ever change, Jim!

  • Moeskido

    [crickets]

  • Syriac

    Rude, very rude.

    As someone who has used Macs for some 25 years, there was a time when Win users said the same thing.

    I do not get what was bad about that post. It could have been easily written by Cook himself.

    Anyway it easy when you are on top isn’t it?

    • Moeskido

      The primary impression I get about that post is that it uses the voice of a manager addressing his staff at an all-hands meeting, not a CEO addressing the public.

      Most, if not all, of the comments on that page suggest this. This post had little to do with Blackberry’s current major concerns. It was more about rallying the troops and fishing for support over a relatively minor issue.

      • Syriac

        You may be right. It still does not explain the tone and comments on this blog.

        One can love and admire Apple (Co) and its product and intelligently criticize its competition without childish behavior.

        A bit over the top don’t you think.

        • Moeskido

          Not after having seen Blackberry’s founders demonstrate the arrogance and tunnel-vision of every company they’d disrupted in earlier years. They truly believed they’d achieved a pinnacle of smartphone technology that could never be surpassed, and so they ignored what Apple had accomplished.

          Years later, they realized their huge mistake, but continued to publicly bluster as though they understood how to compete with the newer technology.

          I don’t think it’s too much of an exaggeration to say that Blackberry deserves more ridicule (and perhaps resentment on the part of its countrymen) for having ignored continuing developments in the sector they helped create.

          • Syriac

            This never was about past CEOs and founders. I do not know why you make that bridge? Remember when Michael Dell mocked Apple when Jobs came back? Silly then, silly now.

          • Moeskido

            This is entirely about the company’s past and present behavior. Its past CEOs committed huge errors, and its current CEO seems oblivious about how to correct them.

            Dell was similarly blinded by his own success at perfecting a supply chain, having grown to believe that was all that mattered to make a company successful. He deserves similar scorn.

        • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/his-divine-shadow His Shadow

          One can love and admire Apple (Co) and its product and intelligently criticize its competition without childish behavior.

          Turnabout is fair play.

    • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/his-divine-shadow His Shadow

      One of the things that tech companies refuse to copy from Apple, regardless of how much other copying they do, is that said companies refuse to keep their mouths shut. If I had a nickel for every product talked up by mouthier companies that never actually saw the light of day or was so miserable it sank without a trace (Kin) I could fill the end of a tube sock and beat a beaver to death.

      If companies like Blackberry had spent more time hammering out the issues with their products and less time blithering about the latest celebrity they’ve paid to make their products cooler than they are, the results would be different.

      • Syriac

        Apple time to time post similar posts. If I remember correctly there was one from Jobs about “flash” and mobile devices….an excellent post btw. There was also one about DRM and music as well.

        My point again : there are many things wrong with BB and their products, the CEO wanting to close down leakers is NOT one of them.

        • Moeskido

          Jobs’ post about Flash had nothing to do with bragging about future products before they were ready. It was about a format-support issue that addressed capabilities of products already in people’s hands. Why did you make that bridge?

          • Syriac

            When Jobs made that statement, he was also mocked…that was the bridge. (he was right, they were wrong)

            I read the statement from CEO of BB about leaks and his enthusiasm about their future products. That is his job, it would be strange to think otherwise. I don’t get the criticism.

          • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/his-divine-shadow His Shadow

            I can see your point.