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    Research In Motion's Response To BGR: Anonymous Claim Inaccurate And Uninformed



    Slander - (n.) The action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation or (v.) To make false and damaging statements about (someone). It seems bloggers nowadays sometimes feel that they can spew out unfounded and inaccurate statements about a company, like Research In Motion, and not expect a type of rebuttal. Dangerous territory if you ask me.

    The highly biased and mostly inaccurate site Boy Genius Report published an "article," if you could even call it that, this morning with the incredibly catchy title "BlackBerry 10 is a failure that won't be able to compete, company source says." Many blogs, including our own, choose to, at times ignore these articles that are based solely on "unknown, mysterious, or anonymous sources" for obvious reasons. This is specifically backed up by the fact that a site like BGR has been wrong so many times about so many things that aren't even about the BlackBerry OS environment (example: BGR reported Sprint would be getting an exclusive iPhone 5 the same day of the announcement of the iPhone 4S, that never happened).

    This latest cycle of hogwash posted by the so-called Boy Genius, talks about how a high-ranking RIM official has told them that they haven't able to integrate its core email, calendar and messenger features into BlackBerry 10 yet. The source then stated that “email and PIM [is better] on an 8700 than it is on BlackBerry 10.” Interesting considering the fact that the same source had just stated these functions weren't working on BlackBerry 10.

    Hours afterwards, RIM responded via their Twitter account @BlackBerry with the above tweet and link referring everyone back to the investors conference call from last week. During this conference call, RIM's co-CEOs mentioned how the delay in the release of these BlackBerry 10 devices are due to the fact that the company is waiting on a more power-efficient LTE chipset which will be released mid-2012.

    Research In Motion is sticking to their guns by refuting these claims and frankly, I love it. In this case, silence can be interpreted as consent so it was necessary, although incredibly annoying, the fact that RIM had to respond to these slanderous claims. Personally, I would love to see RIM sue the pants off of a site like BGR as these statements are directly meant to hurt the reputation of a company without hard proof. Anyone can just come up with a fake anonymous high ranking source and that should not be tolerated.

    With last night's BBM Ugly Sweaters Event in New York City we got to see first hand how passionate and dedicated the BlackBerry community is. The BlackBerry PlayBook is a device that, even though it's been released for a little bit, is still way ahead of the competition in terms of pure specs. If RIM can figure out how to bring these two aspects together seamlessly in February with the release of OS 2.0 for the PlayBook, we're confident the future will look brighter for our community and the BlackBerry brand as a whole.


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    How does anyone give BGR any shred of credibility?? Nice article JT! I'm with you. Pay those lawyers to put an end to sites such as BGR

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentBlackBerry View Post
    Personally, I would love to see RIM sue the pants off of a site like BGR as these statements are directly meant to hurt the reputation of a company without hard proof. Anyone can just come up with a fake anonymous high ranking source and that should not be tolerated.
    It's sites like these that need to be sued, so people will learn not to post such slanderous and fraudulent news at a time when they know RIM is trying their best to spin a positive change in the companies best interest.

    I'm sure many loyal BlackBerry owners, and users, were upset to read that blog, and if it was up to me, I'd request to take their site down as a consequence posting false information such as this.

    Stay strong RIM, we're behind you all the way!!
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    Unfortunately, sites like these will always be around. The internet is full of attention whores and blogging sites that care about site hits rather than site content. BGR, is one of many that decide to post false information about a company that is still actually doing quite fine. Should RIM have responded? Probably not, and I was surprised they actually did. Suing wont do anything to alleviate the slander that is protected under the free speech laws of the internet. The attention is exactly what they want.
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    I say they change the name from BGR (Baby Geller Reporting) to GBR (Galler Bashes RIM).
    I say more the 50% of his "news" is fiction as are his "sources" Didn't anyone see how he turned on RIM once he didn't get exclusives anymore and went all Apple is holy on all of his articles?
    RIM can't nor will it ever do, any good on BGR. I read 1 article there that was positive about RIM (the Playbook) and it got burned to the ground. They / he just doesn't like RIM (or he get's paid by others).

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    BTW, that sweater isn't that ugly :P
    Makes you look.... all Christmassy (Fun to see members in real not just avatars )

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    BGR = Bullshat Generated Regularly

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    Quote Originally Posted by ice2921 View Post
    Unfortunately, sites like these will always be around. The internet is full of attention whores and blogging sites that care about site hits rather than site content. BGR, is one of many that decide to post false information about a company that is still actually doing quite fine. Should RIM have responded? Probably not, and I was surprised they actually did. Suing wont do anything to alleviate the slander that is protected under the free speech laws of the internet. The attention is exactly what they want.
    This may change as there was just a huge ruling on a Blogger slander case that just came out today. Basically the Blogger was slandering someone and trying to hide behind a shield law that protects journalists from having to reveal confidential sources. The judge said the Blogger was not a journalist and therefore is not entitled to the protections and so the Blogger lost a 2.5 million dollar lawsuit. See the story here... A $2.5 Million Libel Judgment Brings The Question: Are Bloggers Journalists? | Fox News

    So we may see a RIM vs BGR. Perhaps we should let RIM know about this court ruling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    This may change as there was just a huge ruling on a Blogger slander case that just came out today. Basically the Blogger was slandering someone and trying to hide behind a shield law that protects journalists from having to reveal confidential sources. The judge said the Blogger was not a journalist and therefore is not entitled to the protections and so the Blogger lost a 2.5 million dollar lawsuit. See the story here... A $2.5 Million Libel Judgment Brings The Question: Are Bloggers Journalists? | Fox News


    So we may see a RIM vs BGR. Perhaps we should let RIM know about this court ruling.


    *forwards this message in secret to his inside connection at RIM headoffice*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poita316 View Post
    *forwards this message in secret to his inside connection at RIM headoffice*
    See my recent article on why RIM should sue... RIM Slanderers Beware As Judge Rules Against Blogger Source Protection

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    This may change as there was just a huge ruling on a Blogger slander case that just came out today. Basically the Blogger was slandering someone and trying to hide behind a shield law that protects journalists from having to reveal confidential sources. The judge said the Blogger was not a journalist and therefore is not entitled to the protections and so the Blogger lost a 2.5 million dollar lawsuit. See the story here... A $2.5 Million Libel Judgment Brings The Question: Are Bloggers Journalists? | Fox News

    So we may see a RIM vs BGR. Perhaps we should let RIM know about this court ruling.
    That may be true, but RIM has bigger things to worry about than a gossip blogger like BGR. I would much rather them focus their attention on the things that we are expecting from them in 2012.

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    Their actions in giving BGR attention just makes RIM look bad, but Id still like to see RIM call them out on their sources in a court of law. BGR as much as they are full of crap they have a huge following and do make a huge impact on the tech world.

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    Oh dammit!
    Now even several news sites are using BGR as a source! 5 Dutch (large) news websites are saying that RIM is delaying BB10 because it's not finished according to tech site BGR!
    What the FREK?! Now I wanna sue BGR! This can get out of hand or is it me? If people are using unconfirmd reports as being true...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    Their actions in giving BGR attention just makes RIM look bad, but Id still like to see RIM call them out on their sources in a court of law. BGR as much as they are full of crap they have a huge following and do make a huge impact on the tech world.
    If I were RIM, I'd sue them in court for sure, considering the damages they have caused RIM.

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