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.
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.
* 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.
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?