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Sony Nexus X was a fake, and the failure of our reporting

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Oct 2012, 20:07

We all wanted to believe it, because we all really want to see what a Sony Nexus device would be like, but unfortunately we were all fooled this past week. And worse, the entire tech news community failed in our reporting of the story...

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posted on 19 Oct 2012, 20:12 14

1. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

some reason phone arena thinks I am in China.. lol

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 23:21 11

27. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

There is no need to apologize for that, PhoneArena. Right from the scratch You guys were clearly stating that it was a rumor and were insisting to take that with a pitch(in this case a pound) of salt... Anyway at the end of the day, a rumor is a rumor. So some goes true and sometimes they go wrong.. You PA guys gave us something to talk and merry about.... we really enjoyed talking and discussing about Sony nexus... BTW I hope this doesnt hinder you guys from posting rumours about the future products... I love PhoneArena

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 01:55 3

30. Intelligence (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

I find it hilarious some guys little art project exploded into a huge tech rumor, getting people's hopes up.

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 09:30 2

37. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I had a good laugh off it.

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 11:31 3

40. loli5 (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

That's because you suck and your sense of humor sucks.

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 21:06 1

49. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Don't get mad at me. I couldn't help but get a good laugh. I didn't tell PA and the other tech sites to publish those stories without checking the credibility of their source.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 20:18 2

2. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

A journalistic fail for cellphone bloggers, not just Phone Arena but all the others. Even Gizmodo who ran the story before confirming it was a fake.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 21:06 2

17. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

This certainly kills a lot of credibility as journalists for not treating every rumor and leak with a grain of salt.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 21:19 4

22. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Problem with tech rumors is that the information can be anywhere and is easy to fake and make certain info as if it where true. That's why rumors are shown as that rumors, I think tech sites do an awesome job with news even when they fall for some tricks... cmon a CNN woman though the iPhone concept with holographic screen was the next iPhone so why our writers can't confuse a render with a possible device. I mean if gizmodo doubted I would have never got the iPhone 4 scoop, same goes with the bigger iPhone and ipad, for all we should care any device is possible, and with digital sources what means can assure a rumor is 100% accurate

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 03:27 2

31. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

Only Daniel P. really treated it with some skepticism, quoting from his article:
"As every rumor goes, should be taken with a grain of sodium chloride. The back says Google indeed, though it might be an elaborate render". Of course unless you don´t knowthat sodium chlride is actually salt...
So think PA is not in the wrong here and there is not need to appologize. I like to see the rumors, as far as they advices they ar just that, RUMORS.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 01:07

51. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

like ur avatar

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 19:43 1

48. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

Yep, it's fake.... Confirmed. Just like PhoneArena is.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 22:24

52. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

Hahaha, i got a warning because i said P.A. is a fake. Wow, Pathetic!!!

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 20:20 6

3. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

I was really hoping wishing this really was the SONY Nexus,
cause of those sharp edgy designs really look contempopary.
What a joke®©

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 20:24 21

4. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

Sony should hire him :)

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 14:38

47. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Why? To fake something?

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 20:31 16

6. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)

They should name it after him.
Sony Nexus TI

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 20:41 5

7. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

We really can't put the blame on PA for this misleading sony nexus x and same goes for the other tech websites out there.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 21:34 4

24. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

You are absolutely right, we can not blame PhoneArena; it was me, I started the rumour just to prove that PhoneArena was so busy writing iPhone stories to investigate the real facts. I was also slightly upset for getting banned last week (again). So, now, I challenge PhoneArena to utilize the rest of the weekend productively and get us the actual release date of Verizon's Galaxy Note 2 or I'll be forced to start the vicious rumour that iPhone 5S will have a larger 4.01" display and BodyTime™ (as seen in those Youtube iPhone 5 videos).

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 20:43 3

9. cj100570 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 May 2009)

You got what you deserve; egg on your face. This site as well as all the others are in such damn rush to be 1st with info that you print damn well anything. Take the time to stop and verify stuff 1st. So what if you're not 1st? I'd rather have accurate info! And please don't spew that BS about giving us what we want. It's a well known fact that all the sites try and make the news by constantly posting crap just to get page hits.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 20:44 3

10. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

actually Android Central and Android and Me said it was a fake on the first day it appeared by their photoshop experts.

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 11:34

42. loli5 (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

The problem was since it didn't have a shiny apple on it iphonearena didn't care enough to look into the validity

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 20:53

11. nicholassss (Posts: 368; Member since: 10 May 2012)

Too bad. I dug its corners.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 20:55 1

12. fistigons (Posts: 354; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

Ouch. Comment got deleted for speaking the truth. Man up. You did sloppy reporting. Android Police, Android Central and Android and Me did their job.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 20:57 3

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


(crys silently)

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 01:04 1

29. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

*visualizes Kenny crying after his girlfriend gets her promise ring from the Jonas Brothers*

It's all right. The Motorola Occam rumor is probably fake too. All we'll have this year is a f**king LG Nexus. *spits angrily*

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 07:36 1

34. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

You actually watch that show lol?

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 11:33 2

41. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Yes, of course I've watched South Park. What, don't like that either?

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 11:35 1

43. loli5 (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

Probably not since they took their first shot at apple. What a tool.

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 21:08

50. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I like South Park. You watch the Jonas Brothers. That's what I meant.

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