BlackBerry used an iPhone to promote the Classic on Twitter

With BlackBerry actively trying to convince iPhone owners to give up their devices and get a ‘Berry instead, you’d think that no one working for the Canadian company is using iPhones. But, in reality, things are a bit different.

Earlier today, BlackBerry sent out a tweet - from its official Twitter account - asking followers to “keep up with the conversation”, adding a photo of the BlackBerry Classic - obviously suggesting that this new smartphone can help you type faster in any situation. The funny thing is that, whoever was in charger of tweeting this, didn’t use a BlackBerry to do it, but an iPhone. In the meantime, the tweet’s been deleted, but a snapshot of it was captured by The Verge, so we can still see it (on the left).

Of course, BlackBerry - like all smartphone makers, for that matter - is certainly testing rival products at all times. But using one to tweet from an official account can’t be too flattering, especially since a native Twitter app for BlackBerry has been around for quite some time.

source: The Verge

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  • Display 3.5" 720 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2515 mAh(11.7h 3G talk time)

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95 Comments

1. Pheewix

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

Hahahahahahahaha!!

3. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

U beat me to it, but i'm sure this should not be news.

8. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I am sorry BlackBerry. But, this is really so embarrassing. You shot your feet.

52. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

How else would you compare products with out owning the other companies to test against? Dumb move to post things from the other device? YES! but stupid to own one to test against? NO!

9. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

I was going to do the exact same thing.. lol... It is a very well known fact that BBRY has the worst PR team..

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Blackberry realizes how the iPhone is better overall for the market that matters.

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

Then I guess Apple realized how inefficient their products are compared to Microsoft's: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-uses-Windows-to-make-Macs_id56948 And only a child would think that there is one "overall market that matters"....oh, wait....

55. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apparently my comment went way over your head. The enterprise market is a small niche market compared to the consumer market. Most consumers probably don't have a clue to what a blackberry is. In case you forgot, blackberry tried to compete with the iphone with the Storm. We all know how that went. Same thing for the Z10. You know what my comment referred to so spare me the crap

58. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

"Blackberry realizes how the iPhone is better overall for the market that matters." Nothing went over my head, I obviously needed to break things down for those of you (read: YOU) that just don't get it, can't get it, and/or simply refuse to get it. Yes, the enterprise market is smaller than the consumer market, but it's much more stable by comparison, and no less important. Only children and those complacent with the mundane don't know "what a BlackBerry is". In case YOU forgot (or are just too young to know, or simply one of the uninformed), BlackBerry was the "go-to" device not just for all of enterprise and government, but for all of the "cool" kids or those deemed as to having the "it factor". True, the Storm was a totally screwed up device, and the Z10 was the wrong device to lead BB10 with...kinda reminds me of Apple back in the day needing Microsoft to bail them out with a HUGE cash infusion or they would have gone under. Remember that? Or are you too young to remember that? As I have repeatedly said in the past, the consumer market is not the "be all, end all" when it comes to markets to make money in. Neither is selling handsets. BlackBerry is nowhere near as dependent on handset sales to stay afloat or stay relevant like Apple is. BlackBerry has software and services to keep it going. If Apple ever loses its handset sales dominance, it's bye-bye Apple. Not so for BlackBerry. And while BlackBerry doesn't outsell Apple in the consumer market, the TOTALLY DOMINATE Apple in that "niche" market known as enterprise. You know what comment is referred to, as I have also provided a link, so spare me YOUR crap and incessant trolling of BlackBerry articles.

63. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Should have known you'd play the denial card.

68. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

Should have known you wouldn't have a decent response, just your usual rhetorical nonsense.

69. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lmao and you don't?

73. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

The difference is, my posts contain facts and links back them up if/when necessary. Your posts are trolling nonsense.

64. Mxyzptlk unregistered

For the record I nev said the enterprise market wasn't important. But of course you're going to post some mess such as the one above. The enterprise market is outweighed by the consumer market. Don't give me some crap about Apple this and that. it's just grasping at the straws.

67. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

I never said you did say the enterprise market wasn't important. Learn to read. The enterprise market is outweighed by the consumer market in who's eyes? Yours? As I said, only a child would think such thing. The movers and shakers of the world are in enterprise. The consumer market compares to that how?... I will say what I wish about Apple and there isn't anything you can do about it. You're just feeling butthurt because what I said about Apple is a FACT.

70. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You still don't get it. I know how important enterprise market is. What I am trying to get through that incredibly thick skull is that the consumer market is the mainstream market. Why else would blackberry try and pay people to move from the iPhone? I will say what I wish about blackberry and there isn't anything you can do about it. You're just feeling butthurt because what I said about blackberry is a FACT.

76. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

And you don't get it, salty little troll. BlackBerry's primary market is enterprise. The consumer market is just icing on the cake for them. BlackBerry is not primarily concerned with the consumer market. That's a FACT. Obviously the presence of BlackBerry in ANY market makes you feel butthurt, or else you wouldn't troll EVERY BlackBerry article.

78. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If they aren't concerned with the consumer market, why did Chen say it's time for them to focus on profits? Why would they make an offer to buy iphones for a blackberry? You fail to see the point yet again. If they're so focused on enterprise then certainly they wouldn't be trying to target the iphone, the one they're using in this article where you're hilariously trying to deny. Obviously the presence of Apple in ANYTHING makes you feel butthurt, or else you wouldn't troll EVERY IPhone article.

82. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

Point out where in this post I tried to deny that BlackBerry was using an iPhone. I'll wait.... In the meantime, You think that profits can only be made in the consumer market? Just how dense are you, Mxyzptlk? What you consistently fail to realize is that BlackBerry is not a one trick pony, unlike your favorite fruit branded company. The bulk of BlackBerrys profits are going to come from enterprise and regulated industries. The consumer market is just icing on the cake. What don't you understand about that? It's like trying to explain something to paint drying on a wall. Also, post links to the Apple articles I've trolled. Then I will post links to the BlackBerry articles you've trolled. You have trolled just about every BlackBerry article PA has posted this year. If you say the same about me, prove it with links. Until then, quit it with your trolling.

84. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well you're being mighty defensive in this article. You chose to go on the attack against my comment. You're still being salty. I never said profits can be made just in the consumer market you twit. You still don't get it. Why would Chen target the same phone you're calling a one trick pony? I guarantee you a used iphone 4S would fetch more money than a blackberry. You're trolling the iphone right now with the comment I'm responding to. Lol you've made comments like it before.

87. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm being defensive because I'm proving you wrong? It would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic. You're the salty one because you constantly troll BlackBerry articles. Chen targeted iOS users because BlackBerry users were targeted by T-Mobile with the iPhone. Stop being so dense. You just don't get it, do you? Or maybe you're just not smart enough to get it. I don't care how much a used 4s can get. What good is that if the device has crappy build quality and #antennagate? You truly don't know what the definition of a troll is if you think I'm trolling the iPhone with my last comment. Then again, trolls usually don't know the meaning of a lot of words.

90. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Cool story bro

95. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's the truth, bro.

47. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Looks like Meanest just shut you up troll boy.

56. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Cool story bro

59. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

His "cool story" is full of facts, "bro".

60. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yet I'm still talking

61. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're talking NOW, but yesterday it was all crickets by you.

62. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Or maybe because responding to you was a very low priority. You know since I was monitoring this article at all. Get over it.

65. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Since I wasn't*

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