Yes...of course you can gain momentum. Stopping an onslaught of negative publicity is difficult but do-able. Especially the rebuttal article by Alec Saunders. That was momentum gaining material and I believe that it made strides and nullified the survey. And yes...there is a defined PR blitz against RIM. How do I know this? I've seen the PR e-mails and faxes promoting satellite interviews on RIM's troubles and how they try to spin the bad news. Even the editors at CB have received them..they've written articles about getting the media alerts.
I'm more inclined to drink the kool aide of RIM than I am of the media. Why? Cause I work in the media. I know how the spin goes to create more of a story than what is there. Perfect example happened yesterday at my station. We teased a story about a girl from Gaza, who had been burned as a baby and was in the US to get surgery to help her disfigurement. We teased the story as a girl who "bears the scars of war"... She was burned not by anything having to do with war. But a candle fell in her crib. Sensationalism and misinformation to make the viewer turn in. Total disregard for fact and truth. That's the media.
Have I said all media outlets and PR companies lie? No. Is everything that RIM says the gospel truth? Of course not. But it's people that eschew negativity as yourself, especially in a BlackBerry friendly forum...well, it's not difficult to get hackles raised of those, like myself, that do believe that RIM is being honest about their situation. They have everything to lose..and lying now does nothing to help the company and discredits a fairly young CEO and his future.
You and I will just have to agree to disagree on all of this.
But I wonder why if you feel so poorly about RIM, the way it's headed and being handled, are you using a BlackBerry? You use an iPhone or Android instead? And if you aren't all that sold on RIM, why still continue to be a member of a BlackBerry forum community? Not trying to get you to leave and not that I'd want you too. It just seems...odd.
Oh...forgot to address the fanboi comment..
Hello...January FOTM here... We also have the June FOTM as a senior editor here..
Lions, tigers and fanbois....OH MY!!!
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that media is mostly wrong when it comes to negative RIM news. Which is why I want to know. If there was a positive piece about RIM that contained information that wasn't factually correct, would you investigate and debunk it as vigorously as you do when it's negative?Or is it that the media knows all? They're there with all the numbers, seeing the development every day, right? The media does no wrong?
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BlackBerry developers say RIM is energized, on track | Mobile - CNET News
Which mobile OS
People who think BlackBerry devs don't make money or devs are not interested should read the above links. The sources are not fan sites