Have you sat down and watched the news lately? If you have, there's a good chance you've had to sit through some of the worst BlackBerry bashing ever. The mainstream news coverage of BlackBerry is pretty terrible and in some ways, they've helped perpetuate the thought that BlackBerry died two years ago and has shuttered their doors, yet the company is still alive today.
Recently, a good friend of mine and editor in chief of BlackBerry Cool, Kyle McInnes had an interview with CTV News to discuss the launch of the BlackBerry Q5 in Canada. I watched the interview and I dunno why but I was expecting it to be a bit more upbeat. Instead, I had to witness what has become the norm for most news outlets these days, a thorough targeting of BlackBerry with Kyle being accused of cheerleading. When the hell did thinking logically become cheerleading? Keeping in mind this was a Canadian news outlet doing the interview, this irked me insanely.
Thankfully, we don't all share the views of the mainstream news and think Apple and Samsung are the only options out there but it highlights the type of stuff BlackBerry is up against daily as they reorganize things. Hopefully, some folks watching the interview will also see what Kyle stated, that it's a massive market and there is still room for BlackBerry out there. Quite frankly, I don't want to live in a world where iOS and Android are my only options and I don't believe I'm alone in that thinking.