Was RIM behind the "Wake Up" protests outside that Australian Apple Store?
posted by Alan F. / Apr 29, 2012, 10:34 PM
Samsung Australia later denied being involved in the protest which left everyone a bit curious as to who the mastermind was. James Croft from MacWorld's MacTalk podcast did some digging into the "Wake Up" web site source code and found this to be a Doubleclick source identifier with a number of src=2215527;type=black822. When the numbers are sifted through Google, you see a number of hits that lead to RIM's Australian web site. We aren't talking about a BlackBerry fan site here, we are talking about RIM's own Australian based web site.
"Blunty" has worked with BlackBerry before, even penning a glowing review of the BlackBerry PlayBook before its arrival in the country.
If all of this is true, and at this point RIM has yet to comment one way or the other, it would seem that Samsung deserves an apology. As for RIM, well, we're not sure what the Canadian manufacturer could possibly gain from this promotion. Perhaps it is just the beginning of an ad campaign for the new BlackBerry 10 handsets. With the BlackBerry World Conference beginning May 1st, the timing might just fit.
source: MacWorld via RedmondPie
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Hard to wake up i-victims even with a "rim"-job like this. After all, the iphone is the opiate of the technologically illiterate...
posted on Apr 29, 2012, 10:41 PM 9
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Too bad study after study shows Apple users are more tech savvy
posted on Apr 30, 2012, 11:06 AM 0
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ha. can it be more clear? they already know he was a mindless troll, but now they can add honorless liar to it as well since he so obviously is not honoring his end of the bet that he touted for months.
posted on Apr 30, 2012, 12:00 PM 2
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But the real data doesn't support you either, Taco. I f**king LINKED that study you keep misquoting. In it, iPhone owners were identified as more likely to be early adopters, but of course that's explained by the zerg rush on every single new Apple product since the original iPod. Android owners tend to be later adopters; in other words, we will wait and see what's coming out before making our purchases. Also in that study, the part you missed, iPhone owners were identified as preferring a prettier gadget which only did a few things, whereas Android owners preferred an uglier device that did a ton of things. ALSO, iPhone owners identified themselves as higher maintenance, a trait of someone who's not tech savvy, as they need to be babied along with their devices. So no, according to the study that you're thinking of, iPhone owners are NOT. f**kING. TECH. SAVVY. So DROP it already. Like you did a few days ago when I shut you down with these inconvenient truths.
posted on May 01, 2012, 2:35 AM 0
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I knew it wasn't Samsung that had done this. I'm neither a Samsung, nor Apple device user, i prefer Nokia devices but i hate it when this site posts such things. You are quick to point fingers as if you are inciting rivalry. Next thing you will know is that it wasn't even RIM. Someone from Australia wrote that the group that did this is independent and that the Apple store wasn't their only target as they went on to do the same outside other big stores. I just wish you could do your job. Report news and review things but don't come up with conspiracy theories and don't give us your point of view because that makes you biased. Tell us what happened and leave the readers to come up with their own conspiracy theories. For the readers, i wish some of us could think before we write something and stop this stupid fanboyism. Nuff said.
posted on Apr 29, 2012, 10:55 PM 22
its iPA and obiously biased. these guys wont let go of a chance to bash android, samsung or google. this is not the first time PA has come up with a misleading article. apart from Michael H. try to anyone`s article and you would know. +1 for you for speaking the truth.
posted on Apr 30, 2012, 8:46 AM 1
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If it was RIM then they probably need to wake up from coma considering thr last few quarter's results before asking other to wake up. Had samsung done this would have made some sense Nokia too out of completion until they accept Android
posted on Apr 29, 2012, 11:11 PM 3
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Alan please stop posting article like this? Do you know that was from Samsung before? Why you posted the article and making people to go against Samsung? This is too bad, if you still want to post just ask whom we are suspecting. This leads to a unwanted confussion.
posted on Apr 29, 2012, 11:19 PM 11
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I agree, it created confusion to the readers. he did also a bad publicity to samsung coz launching of galaxy s3 is few days away. Directly accusing samsung as the mastermind but with rim he's playing safe. Pretty obvious which side you're in, baaa baaa black sheep?! Maybe in he's next article is nokia or HTC. Everyday I read news here in pa but this one really pissed me off, be fair in writing an article no matter what company is involved.
posted on Apr 29, 2012, 11:57 PM 8
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posted on Apr 30, 2012, 12:58 AM 0
Agree, they (PA or maybe just Alan) shouldn't be making assumptions. It's probably left bad impression towards Samsung to many people. I know I was really disappointed in Samsung when I read that news because I couldn't believe such a well respected company going as far as placing people standing outside protesting. That would have been too aggressive on their part. Glad to know Samsung isn't behind that.
posted on Apr 29, 2012, 11:37 PM 8
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I like the idea of a "Wake Up" campaign. I think this should be done at Apple stores across the U.S. Many people buy iPhones because they are popular instead of buying a phone based on what they really want. What if you want 4G Lte, a huge screen, customization or a physical keyboard? You can't get that in iOS devices. I’m sure many people who own iPhones would like those options if they just tried other phones.
posted on Apr 30, 2012, 12:08 AM 3
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the problem is rim has nothing to "wake up" to… and staging protests outside competitors stores is not a good advertising campaign… and if someone wants 4g, or a ginormous screen, they would get an android device… but people who have iphones want their iphones and like their iphones… as satisfaction surveys have shown
posted on Apr 30, 2012, 1:31 AM 0
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it just depends on what phone you enjoy more, i've been a happy owner of an iPhone 4 since march last year not thinking of changing any time soon
posted on Apr 30, 2012, 1:45 AM 0
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They may enjoy their iPhones, but a lot of iPhone users want 4G Lte and a bigger screen in the next iPhone. Why wait when you could get that now in an Android or Windows Phone device. And if you're happy with you're iPhone that's great, but I encourage people to try new phones. I've used my friends' iPhones and found that I enjoy Android devices more. I would also love to try out a Windows Phone, but they are pretty rare right now. I'm just saying a lot of iPhone users have never tried another phone they will just buy whatever Apple decides to sell them.
posted on Apr 30, 2012, 2:16 AM 1
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