BlackBerry speaks out to iPhone users about Apple's newly found focus on privacy

BlackBerry speaks out to iPhone users about Apple's newly found focus on privacy
With Apple updating its Privacy Policy recently, BlackBerry today posted a message to Apple customers. On its Priv website, BlackBerry writes "We at BlackBerry are happy to see Apple is now taking your privacy seriously." BlackBerry goes on to add that it has built the most secure smartphones in the market over the last 20 years, and that it is naming its new phone Priv to recognize BlackBerry's long history of valuing the privacy of its customers. The point being that Apple is a 'Johnny-come-lately' in matters of smartphone privacy.

The web page also includes a new image of the BlackBerry Priv, with the slider closed. If you look closely, you can see that the Priv's browser was directed to Apple's website, more specifically, the part of the site that deals with privacy.

It is apparent that besides its killer looks, physical QWERTY keyboard, and ability to run the Google Play Store and all Android apps without a hitch, BlackBerry intends to market its Android powered slider as a secure phone. Having a secure phone is great and it is certainly important to smartphone users to know that their data and content is protected.

But BlackBerry also needs to approach the market in a way that it hasn't in a long time. And that is to show the world that the Priv is a fun phone that can let you watch a movie from Netflix, catch the ball game on ESPN, stream music from Pandora, or share your photos on Instagram. The Priv is rumored to have a nice sized battery, so that is something else that can be marketed, along with the 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution screen.

If BlackBerry gets hung up on promoting the Priv's security features, as wonderful as they might be, it runs the risk of turning the handset into a niche device. And that would mean limited sales and a lost opportunity for John Chen and his crew.


source: BlackBerry via Crackberry

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151 Comments

1. H3Drvr

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Blackberry seems to have a sense of troll humor and I'm not mad. In reading this article, I'm imaging Blackberry was reading Apples privacy policy then thinking to itself "Biotch please".

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22392; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao!! That's one way of looking at it, lol.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Meanwhile people at Apple are wondering what a blackberry is.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 22392; Member since: May 28, 2014

Meanwhile, you should apply cold water and aloe to that burned area of yours.

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're the butthurt one so apply that aloe Vera on yourself.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 22392; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're already showing that you're done on this thread by parroting what I just said. That burn must be more severe than I originally thought.

29. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Oh come on guys don't give up that easy, you're just getting started......I microwaved some popcorn specially to watch you guys fight. :(

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It'll be a one round knockout.

43. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

With you being the one knocked out. As usual.

48. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Hey look it's his groupie girl to the rescue.

58. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Still biting my line huh Michelle? No originality whatsoever! So LAME.

80. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That was a lame response.

127. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Lame response? You would know. Lame recognize lame.

76. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Dont worry mxy, they come in herds lol. girls or sheeps idk, but both are well worth it.

77. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

So which are you? The girl or the sheep? Or both?

86. meanestgenius

Posts: 22392; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think he's the girl. Just like Michelle.

130. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

why are you curious? its very obvious from the way you act what you are. fan girls in herds nagging on someone lol.

131. meanestgenius

Posts: 22392; Member since: May 28, 2014

Considering that Mxy is the one that made the remark trolling BlackBerry like a woman scorned acting like s#33p in the flock, and YOU'RE rushing to defend the troll, I'd say that makes YOU the fan girl in the herd nagging someone. He was responded to accordingly because of his trolling. Recognize that.

132. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

meh, im not here for him. i commented on what i had to comment. its freedom. the flock are you guys whose hanging onto him lol. quit your nagging you old girl.

133. meanestgenius

Posts: 22392; Member since: May 28, 2014

What you just said is pure BS. So what you say is freedom, but what we say isn't? You're as much of a hypocrite as Mxy is if you believe that. If we're "nagging" because we have the "freedom" to respond to him, what does that mean you're doing because you're jumping to his aid and responding to us? You've proved yourself twice the hypocrite, moron.

134. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

did i say you have no freedom of speech? it implied i have rights to comment when and where i want to and like rest of others to make it simple. yes use foul language, suits you well. shows the level of sense you have. use caps while at it like you did before. i didnt jump to his aid, i was talking to him, who are you to jump in ours. did i initially talk to you? think your period is getting to you.

136. meanestgenius

Posts: 22392; Member since: May 28, 2014

What "foul" language did I use? "Moron" isn't foul language, but it is a very apt description of you. And the same way you have rights to comment when and where you want, so does everyone else. If you were not seeking a confrontation with myself or BobbyDigital, then you shouldn't have provoked one with your asinine comment. You didn't talk directly to me, but you did speak ABOUT me. Next time, man up and say what you have to say about me, TO ME. How's that for the use of capitals? Speaking of which, you'd do well to learn to capitals when typing. I think your age is showing, Jr. Next time, keep your eye on your lip and you won't have to worry about me responding to you, moron.

137. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

lol, then is moron? its time you update yourself. surely cant talk on topic, instead jump onto insulting others with nothing thats relevant. regardless of what it is, its really easy to provoke you to do things. someone provokes to kiss his a** , dont jump out and do it. if not thats what im gona do, provoke it lol. its really easy. ABOUT YOU? you one of them girls or sheeps? hahah.. thank you for self realization. dw of my age. much more mature than you. keep eyes on your lips, it will be kissing something nice soon.

138. meanestgenius

Posts: 22392; Member since: May 28, 2014

"...surely you can't talk on topic..." Because YOU'RE first comment was on topic, right? You're talking about I'm easy to provoke, and yet you go and do the same thing that you're claiming I just did. No wonder you're jumping to Mxy's aid. You're as much of a hypocrite as he is. You're as much of a $#33p as he is, but you're calling others one? That marks you as twice the hypocrite. And if you were "more mature than I am", you'd at least know how to use capitalizations when necessary, as well as punctuation. Oh yeah, moron is a very apt description of you. As well as hypocrite. Guess you're a moronic hypocrite.

139. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

like i said, i didnt talk to you, use choose to reply. and like wise i meant sheep's and fan girls, surely you proved youre one of it, idk which one as of yet. maybe both; but that's your personal life; nevertheless, self realization is first step. i didnt jump to aid him, i was just talking to him. im not like you guys, have balls enough to take one on one. you can carry on with deciding whose what. your subjective matter doesn't bother me. come up with names, or whatever you like. fact of the matter is i insulted fangirls and sheeps, you replied. alpha sheep i guess. and meh, punctuation what not is redundant talk.

140. meanestgenius

Posts: 22392; Member since: May 28, 2014

Like I said, if you didn't want a reply from me, then you shouldn't have spoken about me. It's really that simple. And yeah, you did jump to aid him. If you had "balls", then have them to admit that you went to aid your fellow $#33p. But I guess you're a coward also, which is why you keep saying you didn't. (And brosephine, if you've read any article here on PA that had me in the comments section, I go one on one or one on more than one with those that do what you did.) Another thing you have in common with him. If my "subjective matter" didn't bother you, then why did you "bother" to respond? See what I did there? Grammar and punctuation isn't "redundant talk", it's what you are incredibly bad at using. As I said, your age is showing, Jr.

141. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

what did i speak of you about? did i take your name? reply to you? indirectly you thought i was speaking of you cause i mentioned fan girls and sheeps. why should i admit something i didnt do? i have balls and im saying things on your face lol. fact is, you got b*tthurt when i spoke of sheeps and fan girls, that you had to reply to me hehe. i read articles, not follow you around, nor that i want to anyway. don't wanna be dragged to your level. creating nonsense and BS everywhere. grammar punctuation marks is something ill be worried of when doing something relevant, not when using it on some half minded freak; its not a formal occasion anyway. besides, people when they don't have any thing better to talk of, when they're on loosing end, they try to look for this faults, just saying, theres alot of memes out there of it. PS: don't let this junior get the most of out of you. im PROVOKING you lol, and youre being provoked. what a piece of old fart you are.

142. meanestgenius

Posts: 22392; Member since: May 28, 2014

You called both myself and BobbyDigital $#33p and fangirls. If you're too afraid to face someone when confronted, then don't take potshots. Mxy does the same BS. No wonder you jumped to his aid. You're talking about being "dragged to my level", and yet you're the one that started. Either be a man and own up to your BS, or play your position, little boy. If this isn't relevant enough for you, then why bother posting in the face place, let alone starting BS that you're too afraid to admit you started? You keep saying that YOU'RE provoking ME, and yet you're the one steady responding, just like I am. Guess you're being "provoked" as well. And dudette, stop making excuses for your illiteracy. You're young and dumb, just own it already. Anyway, I'm done with your illiterate, *couldn't type a proper sentence to save your life* self. But you'll keep responding, because you're some eleven year old punk sitting behind mommy and daddy's 'puter typing away like the keyboard warrior you are. So go ahead and respond, and prove that I own you, and that you need me to validate your otherwise pitiful existence.

143. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

why does it insult you then? i didn't reply to you nor address you directly. it hurts right? bu*t hurts. why should it? that mean you are a da*n fangirl / sheep. if not, you would have ignored that post.dw, im much more man than you fangirls. i clearly say it on your face. its no BS, its just you cant accept it nor confront it in anyway. that's y jumping to grammar and sentences and that nonsense. clearly lol? you think its a good time to talk about English? in this non formal site. of course im provoking you and controlling you haha. who replied to my comment? and yet you're commenting. young or what you like to say. doesn't change fact, being older doesn't make you any much wiser. you're just an old fart. if was much wiser, wouldn't be talking to me. thats what losers say at the end, they have nothing better to say, call other keyboard warrior. you cant face me in comments, what youll do in real life lol. you own me, what a joke. anyway, who replied to my comment haha?

144. meanestgenius

Posts: 22392; Member since: May 28, 2014

"If was much wiser" "I can't face you in comments" Um, what? I can't even make sense of that gibberish you just wrote. But thanks for proving my point, as I knew you would. By all means, please continue to do so.

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