John Legere elegantly implies that BlackBerry will be the next MySpace

John Legere elegantly implies that BlackBerry will be the next MySpace
The verbal battle between John Legere and John Chen, the CEOs of T-Mobile and BlackBerry, continues!

It all began with an innocent T-Moble marketing promotion, which allowed BlackBerry users to trade their device for a new iPhone 5s. This enraged lots of BlackBerry users, who are subscribed to T-Mobile, and their complaints quickly reached John Chen. Apparently, he did not fancy the campaign, too. Chen expressed his subtle outrage about the carrier's practices by commenting on the issue in a blog post.

John Legere did not remain idle and addressed the CEO of the Canadian manufacturer in a rather salty way. He expressed his desire to “engage John Chen on Twitter”, but it turned out that he is not there. Legere nails his brutal statement by saying that he would check if Chen's on MySpace, hinting that BlackBerry will continue to be the underdog of the mobile industry, an outsider just like MySpace.

Still, John Legere finishes his verbal spree on Twitter with the statement that there's “something in the works”, which might be hinting that both T-Mobile and BlackBerry are trying to pour some oil in the troubled waters and renew their once-fruitful partnership.

source: @JohnLegere via SlashGear



1. X.E.R.O. unregistered

What a total douchbag.

2. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Good job spelling Douchebag wrong.

16. phonetekmek

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

Yay the spelling police to save the day!!!!

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

we wan't the T-Mobile girl back .......!!!

4. Guti986

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

Yea I don't see anything elegant about the situation

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

I have used a z10, very disappointing device especially for the price.

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

My last BB was a Bold 9000. It was far easier to use than the current crop of BBs running OS10. Anyone wondering why BB's market share has fallen so far need only look at the OS10 UI in comparison to Android, iOS or WP. Consumers are not going to put up with the OS10 UI when they have 3 much easier to use UIs to choose from.

26. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Haven't seen you on the boards for some time now... perhaps it is because I have slowed down a bit, or you, or both of us. But nice to see you commenting away again. And couldn't agree more. I could have given OS10 a longer time to sink in, and I truly do feel that the OS had the crackberry addictive features of the old BlacBerrys, but there's also the element of BlackBerry is dead - even if it is a good OS, not going to invest too much time into it. Perhaps they would be more relevant had they released OS10 YEARS earlier. Windows Phone 8.1 is showing that it learned from BlackBerry as the update looks AMAZING.

6. papss unregistered

The crypt keeper strikes again!! I almost can't look at this skeleton without being creeper out

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

People actually still use blackberrys?

8. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

It's very unusual for me to agree with you, and this is one of those times... what does blackberry has to offer that other phones/platforms dosen't?, the feel way outdated..

17. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Yes, millions of people still use BlackBerry devices the same way people use the iToy. If any of you have used BB10 before, you would know that it's superior to iOS, especially in terms of features, multitasking, and pure power.

22. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

So i'd take it that you're a blackberry fanboy?. yes i do have experience with blackberry every since i was younger. Tbh its pretty much sh*t IMO, and i can't see how it can beat neither android or iOS in multitasking,features and pure power.. And i don't even know it its able to take on WP..

29. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

And I take it you must be an iZombie or a Fandroid. And if you're referring to experience with BBOS as opposed to BB10, then that doesn't count. It's a better OS than those you mentioned for the exact same reasons that I mentioned. Having to close one app just to use another is not multitasking. BB10 has true multitasking. iOS and Windows do not. Can the other OS's you've named run apps from a separate OS? Nope.BB10 can. iOS And Windows Phone don't even have file managers. And I like Windows Phone. But its currently very limiting when compared to BB10. And yes, I've used a number of devices from each of the OS's you've mentioned for a long period of time. BB10 is just better, IMO. If you don't like BB10 that's fine. But don't down it having not used it for any real length of time.

32. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Astoni, it is because you do not run a company that needs to 'control' a large amount of devices. BB allows you to do this, not to mention their enterprise servers etc. Just because you don't see the value doesn't mean it's not there. The droid offers me nothing that I would consider of pure value the note 3 I own is not my daily driver. My 925 provides better value. To each his own, to call an OS sht because you cannot comprehend its usefulness is just well, a fanboy.

35. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Sorry elite but it was my opinion. and i have played around with os10 not really fond of it. and i know you don't have a note 3 :p cause you just disproved it yourself.

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

BB10 is NOT superior to iOS lol.

30. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Yes, BB10 IS superior to iOS. Lol

33. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

I must disagree with both of u they both suck 8========D. ANDROID FTW

34. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Meh...Android is OK at best.... BlackBerry FTW, lol

10. willard12 unregistered

Blackberry is the next Myspace and T Mobile is the next Cingular Wireless.

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Cingular morphed into AT&T Wireless. Are you insinuating that T-Mo is going to grow to rival AT&T Wireless? :-)

13. papss unregistered

I think he is saying that they will be bought and forgotten about like Cingular. I could be wrong though.

20. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

@13 I think you missed his sarcasm.

24. papss unregistered


36. johnbftl

Posts: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

Cingular Wireless was not bought out by AT&T Mobility. AT&T actually sold their wireless division to SBC Global which owned Cingular. Anyone that worked in wireless selling Cingular at the time remembers the blue and orange accounts headaches. A few years later, AT&T acquired SBC Global and all of its channels including Cingular. They then chose to rebrand the wireless division to AT&T Mobility. If you want to make a more accurate joke of what T-Mobile will probably become, it will be the next Alltel. They will be purchased by more than likely Softbank, then some customers and spectrum will be sold off to regional carriers and/or another national carrier.

14. phonetekmek

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

This guy is a joke! Wants to engage him on twitter? Twitter is not where you conduct business. I'm sure he is busy trying to turn around his new company to engage this joke of a CEO on twitter. He annoys the crap out of me...

15. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

I like Legere but have to disagree with the BB stance he's taking. Unless he's looking at this from nothing more than an accountants perspective, isolating a portion of your user base isn't a good move. Too many times I've seen companies use the accountant approach and it causes nothing but problems, there's more to life than just numbers and stats.

18. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Blackberry has had it bad, I think they need to be left alone...and Chen needs to chill the f*?k out, he shouldn't have overeacted the way he did. Payback is a beech, die blackberry!

19. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Blackberry practically is the next

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