Blackberry’s CEO’s Calling Apple Out for Lack of Innovation is Pot Calling Kettle Un-edgy

Sometimes, the pot calls the kettle black and you just wanna activate your side-eye. According to Forbes, Blackberry’s CEO, Thorsten Hines just said that Apple is no longer innovative and has lost its edge. Ummm… talk about someone sitting in a glass house throwing shadeful boulders. Sir… your phones were last innovative in like 2002.

Blackberry Bold

This phone was really awesome in 2006.

Mind you, I was Team Blackberry for THE LONGEST! I was one of the people who stuck it out because I’m a loyal Capricorn and I don’t like change. I had a Blackberry Bold until October 2012, after many people teased me about how tech-savvy I was, yet I was still carrying the phone equivalent of Windows 95. I know I needed a new phone but peer pressure finally pushed me to do it but I’m glad I did. I made the move to a Samsung Galaxy S3 and it’s been good times.

There were so many reasons that really pushed me to leave my Blackberry and upgrade my life though. Here are some:

* It took 20 minutes to reset – I don’t know why but my Blackberry used to take like 20 minutes to fully turn back on if I turned if off, or if it needed to update something. The Jeopardy song would need to play at least 40 times before that brick went from off to usable and I’d be sitting there doing the Sonic the Hedgehod foot tap.

No Time For that gif

* It froze at random times – I’d be in the middle of texting when my trackpad would just stop responding. And I’d be all “wayment. What happened?” And then I’d wait for it to get its life together and it wouldn’t. So then I’d have to take the battery out so it could reset. 20 minutes later… O___O

* It had few apps – There were few places sadder than the Blackberry app world. Besides the usual apps for Twitter and Facebook, there were few other useful ones to download. All my peoples used to be all “do you have the app for… oh wait. You have a Blackberry.” And I’d be salty and have no comeback for them besides “SHARRAP!” All their shade was warranted.

* The camera was terrible – That Blackberry camera was subpar dinnamug! Half the pictures it took looked blurry, like I imagine a drug haze looks. It took such terrible pictures! You’d think whoever was pressing “flash” was drunk.

* It took 5 minutes to load the browser – I stopped trying to surf the web on my Blackberry because the browser too forever to load. It kept me humble and reminiscent of the past, as it was clearly using the same system and had the same speed as AOL dialup. All it was missing was the running yellow man. WOMP!


* The screen was tiny – I mean, compared to the rest of the phones out right now, my Blackberry’s screen was tiny. Sheesh! You #minuswell call me Squints McGee while looking at it. It wasn’t until I moved to my S3 that I knew the importance of a nice screen. It was like my eyes were opened up for the first time.

Let’s face it. The only reason I even kept my Blackberry that long was because of the keyboard. I won’t e’em lie. I still kinda miss my buttons. I don’t like typing on touchscreen still but hey. All the perks of my new phone trump this so I’m a happy camper.

So yeah, I’ma need Mr. Hines to chill on telling Apple anything. Even if there’s some semblance of truth to what he’s saying, he’s gotta know that it’s like someone homeless calling someone else’s house shabby.

Pot meet Kellte Black


Especially since Blackberry hasn’t done anything of note in recent history. The phones have looked the same forever, weigh the same (not light) and have the similar features as they did a decade ago. No sir. No country. Meanwhile, Apple revolutionized how we communicate in more ways than one and I don’t feel like listing them. Blackberry is throwing hateration all up in Apple’s dancerie and they don’t have the right.

I know the Blackberry Z10 is coming out soon but unless it moonwalks every time you get a phone call, I won’t be impressed by it. He ain’t got no right talmbout someone isn’t cutting edge. Sir, the Blackberry just caught up with 2010 technology and it’s 2013.

WHERE ARE MY FORMER TEAM BLACKBERRY FOLKS AT?? And where are my current ones? So I can ask you why?

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  1. MrsB
    March 19, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I was a former member of team Blackberry and I rode it out SOLELY for Blackberry Messenger. (I got a bunch of family and friends overseas so free messages were great!) That badboy was freezing, shutting down webpages and generally being a pain in the ass so I switched to iPhone and am feeling pretty darn good about it.

    P.S. the Z10 is out and being purchased by die hard Blackberry fans and a few random converts

    • CafeGirlsPress
      March 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      What you all said. Not to mention that the navigation system sent me to Peoria whenever I tried to cross a street in Los Angeles.

      No country.

      And had I not switched to a Droid, there would have been blood.

      I’m jussayin.

  2. March 19, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I had one too! I remember when Blackberry was like the ultimate phone and you were nobody unless you had one. (The Motorola Razr had a similar, albeit shorter, run.) I gave the BB up when the first iPhone came out though. Not even Blackberry Messenger could make me stay.

  3. vanita applebum
    March 19, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Cosign +50.

    Moving to Galaxy within the month.

  4. Crownie
    March 19, 2013 at 11:48 am

    WHATCHU WON’T DO IS PUT MAMA CROWNIE ON BLAST! She has the latest Bold 9900 and she loves it, but I think she’ll be iPhone bound in October. For her, it’s just enough technology AND the keyboard is perfect for her. I miss my Bold for that reason alone. I even left BB and came back! But, I wouldn’t take a BB for my journey now….

  5. Kenneth
    March 19, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I was Team Brickberry for a minute, but the lack of apps and general slowness was a huge turn-off. Not to mention that sad little trackpad would malfunction constantly. I jumped to the Galaxy SIII and haven’t looked back since.

  6. milaxx
    March 19, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    I am ashamed to say I still have a blackberry. Not only that, I also have a playboook.(contest winner!) The new phones look nice and all, but even I have to admit Blackberry has no bidness calling anybody out for not being cutting edge.

    The problem is my BB still works fine. I don’t have any of the problems you and others seem to have. The second problem is trying to decide on a phone I like. I’m tempted by the new Samsung 4’s but they look a bit large and I hate going into the store and dealing with pushy sales people.

    • Tekiebelu
      May 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      Sweet pea, I haven’t been inside a wireless store 4 phones & several years ago! You can get any new phone you desire from the interwebs, no matter your wireless provider & even get it shipped within a day or 2. Wireless stores are for true dog-ate-my-phone-3-minutes-ago-need-replacement-ASAPtually situations only. Welcome to a wireless store free existence!

  7. Delight
    March 19, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I was Team Blackberry until January. The last one of my group and when you uninstall BBM because none of your peeps have it anymore…it is truly time to go. I upgraded to a Galaxy S3 and have not looked back. And I definitely feel you on the screen, I have glasses now and looking at that BB screen for all those years I am surprised I didn’t need them sooner. *sings* I can see clearly now, my screen has grown. *coughs* Oh, and definitely no room for the ‘drunk’ cam, I hated taking pictures with my BB. I’m glad to have left that life behind.

  8. Nichole
    March 19, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Had a BB until 2010… jumped to the lighter side –>APPLE.

  9. Lou
    March 19, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Blackberry is mad cuz its not on Apple’s dancery VIP list lmao

  10. March 19, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Oh man, Mr. Blackberry really really tried it.

    I was team struggle berry until October also before getting my wonderful iPhone 5. One time, my sister dropped me off somewhere, and drove off. When I got to the door, I realized that the place was closed, but my sister had already driven off. “No problem,” I said, “I’ll just call her and tell her to u-turn”..but blackberry said hell no. Proceeded to freeze, and take more than 20 minutes to reboot. Homegirl was long gone by then. There Talie was stranded and salty. That is only one of the many problems that horrible phone brought me.

    I need homie to have a seat with any Apple shade he’s ever tempted to say in the future.

    • Leah
      March 21, 2013 at 7:16 am

      LOL @ team struggleberry!

  11. Ra
    March 19, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I switched over to a smartphone for the first time in September… And AS SOON as my contract lets me, I’m getting a (ahem) Blackberry… Why???? Because my phone is digital crack and I must kick the habit to lead a functional and normal life where I connect to people face to face. I should NOT be that connected and engaged in the palm of my hand as much as I do! It’s pathetic! I went app crazy! And I still miss real buttons. #nowillpower #shinyredballooncomplex

  12. BlackBerry Molasses
    March 19, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I was team BlackBerry even when my parents went full on iPhone. My 60+ parents both had iPhones and I didn’t.

    Let that sink in for a minute.
    I was all about BBM and the email until I realized I was the only one still on it

    I finally had to throw my BB in the Delaware River when it FROZE THE WEEK OF MY WEDDING. I was tryna pick up bridesmaids, contact my wedding planner, wrangle both sets of parents and find the MIA ass best man and my BB wouldn’t even let me make a call. I stormed into AT&T and said “Free me from the powers of this evil device!” I was due for an upgrade and got my iPhone… and can I say that with Instagram, I got the most gorgeous pictures of my wedding bouquet. We all know that BlackBerry camera was janky as hell.

    Now… I just need to break up with AT&T and we good….

    • tekiebelu
      May 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      I’m ready to tell AT&T to go kick rocks too…

  13. March 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I have never owned a blackberry phone, and I don’t think I will ever own one. I prefer an Android phone.

  14. keepinitreal
    March 19, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I have the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone that just came out and it is completely different than all BlackBerry phones before it. It is fast. smooth and has a great touchscreen keyboard. Yall have to at least try it. I’m still with Team BlackBerry all the way.

    • milaxx
      March 20, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      I was tempted to wait for the new phone, but the fact is you still gotta sideload an android hack to get the apps that 90% of the rest of the world has. I’m waiting for the new Samsung and jumping ship.

  15. Shannon
    March 19, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    the Blackberry CEO sounds like the Keyshia Cole of phones..he’s not wrong per se, but he’s in no position to say something.

    • keisha brown
      March 19, 2013 at 10:50 pm


    • Nichelle
      March 20, 2013 at 2:18 am

      Ctfuuuu!!! Your Keshia cole reference hath slain me for sure ! It’s murdaaaaaaaa!! #jaRuleVoice

  16. Tish
    March 19, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I have a work issued Blackberry Bold. Some people at work have made that their personal phone as well and only have their BB. As for me I rocks my Nexus [Android] and use that BB for things like well work…[lol], pandora and the likes…I’m not paying for it so…but nah I could never see Blackberry being my main phone.

    I’ve never had an iPhone, and I’m an Apple girl. My sister had a Blackberry up until about last year. She used an OLD iPhone 3. My brother just gave her his iPhone 4s this Christmas…thank GAWD.

    She was doing the most, working with the very least.

    Team ANDROID.

  17. Hattie
    March 19, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    I was Team BB until 2011. Had every version of BB because the keyboard was all that to me. I was offered a free upgrade to a Droid and while I don’t like touch screen typing, there are more pros than cons.

    I’m here for Team Droid.

  18. keisha brown
    March 19, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    i was team blackberry for a minute.

    i felt i had to rep the home country (waterloo ontario canada baby!!! lol) but mostly it was bbm (online dating + bbm was awesome). i didnt have to give a random dude my phone number until i was ready. and i knew if you read my damn message. and the keyboard. autocorrect makes me want to through a dictionary at apple headquarters.

    but the crappy battery, apps and slowness was just too annoying. so i made the switch to iphone which was a great decision because i was pregnant and there is LITERALLY an app for everything (pregnancy, contractions, nursing and diapers). and the camera. the fact i have 300+ pics of my baby says it all. (and the fact that i dont even know where my digital camera IS).

  19. Scorpiona
    March 20, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Luvvie,dearest one,I will,and MUST,disagree with you on this one. I have had a Crackberry since 2006. Why, you ask? Because I travel for pleasure (one new, and one prior favorite country per year) and the fact that BB works in more countries than any other is well worth it for me! Add to that the fact that the email encryption is the bane of many (sneaky) countries’ existence, plus the fact that I still have a real keyboard, AND the fact that it takes GREAT pics (shall I send you some from Paris, Prague, Denmark, Spain,Vancouver,Amsterdam,Belgium,London or any other points east or west?),plus its video capabilities, and ALL the pictures (and videos) come out great, PLUS the BBM capabilities…it’s all I could want in a phone. Don’t judge me ’cause I’m happy and joyous! Do what you want,and say what you will, but please don’t knock what works for me. Oh, and my battery works fine, but I’m just lucky that way. Love you though, girlie!

  20. flyy
    March 20, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I have to admit that I am also still Team Blackberry *weeps softly in my pillow*… the thing is…BB has tried w/ the innovation. I have a Bold 9930 the concept of the phone is great, execution… not so much. It’s touch screen and the new BB OS7 is a lot better than the old browser (I’ve had BB since 2006). However, I must admit that after having this phone, I too am ready to jump ship. I tried to hold on… I TRIED to be team blackberry forever… but I have come to realize that BB doesn’t respect me and if I ever want a phone to love me, I have to love myself first. The reboot time is considerably better (maybe 5 mins) but I got this phone at Christmas of last year. A mere 15 months ago, and since then I’ve replaced it 6 times!! 6!! DO YOU HEAR ME MR. HINES?! 6!! I never wanted to leave the keyboard but I recently saw a friend w/ a slide keyboard accessory feature for her iPhone and that, I can deal w/.

  21. March 20, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I’m team Apple by default. Basically, I have a MacBook and an iPad, so I got an iPhone to complete the ecosystem. However, I’m not all psycho about participating in phone wars, with the exception of Blackberry. I side eye everyone who has a Blackberry and the CEO of BB has some got damn nerve talking smack. Blackberries are like the floppy discs of the phone world.

  22. Lola
    March 21, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    I am on #TeamBlackberry for 8 more months until my contract is up and after that I am contemplating whether or not I should join Iphone or Droid. Nevertheless, I got the Blackberry only because my social circle had Blackberrys…..2 years ago. When I first got this phone my BBM was POPPING. I had over 300 contacts, now…I got like 70, for it to get that small in a matter of two years means that Blackberry steady effing up. I gotta deal with this craptacular phone and the amount of money I dropped to repair my phone I am kicking myself for not buying out of my contract. When I’m through, I am saying sayonara to Blackberry and never looking back.

  23. Terri
    April 2, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I had a blackberry once for about 2 days and I promptly returned it after waiting 10+ mins for the thang to turn on. Then came the Android for about 2 years. But I truly laid my burdens down when I became #teamiPhone last year. Apple has won my heart and my pocketbook, for years to come I presume.

    My sister on the other hand clung to her Blackberry 9670 (the flip version *side eye*) for dear life! After having it replaced numerous times and sending awful pics that annoyed the recipients, we finally convinced her to become #teamiPhone last year. She almost had a blackberry relapse when she went in to upgrade, but we pulled her through. Now her iPhone has more #alphets than mine and she is in love.

    No country, state, city, town or village for Blackberry!