Naughty by Nature, BlackBerry by Choice!

BlackBerry By Choice! And if you don't like it... well... :)
By Kevin Michaluk on 5 Jul 2012 07:59 pm EDT
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How's this for a T-Shirt to wear to Waterloo?!

* Update: CrackBerry Kevin approved BlackBerry By Choice t-shirts and hoodies are now available from RevBerry.com. Get yours Here today!! *

I'm heading to Waterloo next week for Research In Motion's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. I need a t-shirt to wear. Last year I wore the RIMPIRE Strikes Back. It was a big hit with those in the know, though I have realized since then the average person doesn't know what RIM is, nevermind the RIMPIRE.

So this morning I asked the CB Nation for ideas and our readers delivered. A bunch of great slogans were suggested, so I'm going to work on getting a few of them designed up.

One of the most popular slogans suggested was BlackBerry By Choice. This is play on the phrase RIM's CEO used this week in his Editorial to the Globe and Mail where he said, "They are - like many of us - BlackBerry people by choice."

BlackBerry By Choice. A powerful statement. But I figured given the passion of CrackBerry readers and the BlackBerry situation out there with so much negative sentiment seemingly going on that we could punch it up a little. So we went a little hardcore and added a little "we're #1" message to the t-shirt for all the haters and trolls out there. :)

Consider this a working draft... but if you guys like it, I'll make the .EPS file available so you can download it and make your own. Or if you have any awesome suggestions on how to tweak it up, let me know in the comments. Just let me know quick - gotta get some of these babies printed up before I fly out.

191 comments

axllebeer

Love it! I want 1, would love to be wearing this shirt when I walk into Sprint to but my BB10 phone. :)

Kat0908

Vulgar, immature, inappropriate. Exactly what I don't think BlackBerry users are or should be portrayed as. Please change the finger. That's an embarrassment

Bobert_123

Please calm down it's really not that bad...

axllebeer

Sorry it offends you. Not sure why you are replying to me though. As it seems the media are fighting dirty on occasion, I'm ready for a few drops of immaturity. Besides, it's not like we're rallying for BlackBerry and RIM in the streets with these on. :) cheer up, I'm going to go have a cupcake now.

TheRealFixxxer

I must agree with this.

I get the fact that it's just a joke, but it's not a very clever or funny joke.

The media says RIM is on its death bed, RIM says they're doing well. That basically means the truth is somewhere in the middle. Bringing bad press to RIM is not something they need right now.

I understand that Crackberry is not RIM, but as one of the (if not THE) biggest fan sites, you should be conducting yourself as if you are a member of RIM. Those members of RIM in recent past that have tarnished their name through their actions were quickly dispatched.

Sell the brand, don't hinder its comeback.

birdman_36

Kevin and the CrackBerry staff have lost their minds by the looks of things.

You want to get noticed? Make flags and/or banners and hold them up. Walk around with them. Show them in the parking lot & during the meeting. Slogan only.

BruvvaPete

Stop being so sensitive. What did you say when it was revealed Apple/Foxconn were (and still are) using virtual slave labor?

Birds*it_X. You're still lurking around like a midget hooker looking for attention huh.

Kat0908

I said everyone should stop buying apple products? I don't get what you're saying here... I use the fact that apple treats their contract labor like dirt all the time to describe how evil they are. What does that have to do with the fact that we have now resorted back to the 7th grade with this shirt? I defend BlackBerry day in and day out. All I'm saying is, this isn't what I want people to think of when they think of BlackBerry users. It's sad so many people think it's clever.

BruvvaPete

Well said. I'll politely disagree about the shirt though. I think it's hilarious.

texazzpete

How exactly does Apple treat their 'contract labor' like dirt, when the Foxconn employees are one of the highest paid factory workers in China and the factory has no shortage of eager applicants for work?

This is nearly as daft as that middle finger in an otherwise decent T-shirt

BruvvaPete

Tell that to the people who are overworked and committing suicide. Eager applicants? Of course there will be people waiting in line to work at Foxconn. The country has over 1 billion citizens! If you were starving you would be in line too.

anon2100101

Exactly my opinion! This shirts (with finger) should be borne only in an Apple-store while emptying a fire extinguisher...

togardergrosse

Agreed. Though I see it as a funny gesture.
Better use a "Thumbs Up" instead of the Middle Finger.

Berry-the-Black_Trollsbane

Why not then make a version with the finger blurred out by a QR code that sends you to CrackBerry.com or something?

GeneralHerzog

+1

Now there's an idea!!!

Blackberry_boffin

That is much more agreeable. This looks juvenile to say the least.

Joe257

I agree with you 100%. Why would I want to give the world the finger? Why would I want BlackBerry to do the same? Sorry, Kevin, but this is not a good move for a company looking to win new fans.

Changing the finger would change the message -- a more upbeat message would garner more support.

AVPTI

CrackBerry Store?

PLEASE

Also release for wallpapers!

poorsha

Great concept. I would proudly and frequently wear this shirt!

BB_Phoenix

Do we have the right finger pointing up? That's the first thing that hit me...otherwise I like phrase.

rtullu

Yes I have to agree, WRONG finger! Are you a businessman or a kid with an attitude?

Berry-the-Black_Trollsbane

I'm a young professional working for a national broadcaster. This would be appropriate on a non-meeting day. Besides, most people here have a sense of humour, not a stick up their arse.

HabsSuck

Now that is funny. Good one.

aloofkid

Epic! I love it!

I'll be changing my BlackBerry blog www.bbtalk.ph's tagline from "Discover BlackBerry" to "BlackBerry By Choice" as well!

Please put it in the CB Store!

blackberry_juice

Can I get this in a golf shirt so I can wear it at work?

Love the concept and the message.

redk

I'm digging it!! Would def wear this shirt on a constant bases.

ew800

I love it! For wearing that, Thorsten may just send you home with a BB10 device in hand! :)

Wightboy

Except they don't exist. Yet.

Rootbrian

I think he meant Dev Alpha device.

lynxs_claw

Kevin,

That T-shirt is awesome! I'd wear it proud. Now just a watermark behind it of you crapping on the ipad and you're all set!

**************

Hey I'm just poking fun for all you haters out there . so before you all start flaming me .. just a preemptive RELAX to all on the watermark joke comment.

axllebeer

I can't believe you just, wait that was funny :p

Kekus

Go for it, biggest smile of the day.

Techno-Emigre

Love the saying! The finger has to go, though. After all, Kevin ... you are the leader of a powerful nation. And you did get a call from Thorsten as the leader of one nation to another, right? Now if we could just figure out how you should wear all that hair ....

Kevin Michaluk

Well, This is CRACKBERRY... so I wanted to push it over the line just a bit.

The question is, if we scrap the "we're #1" finger, what do we replace it with.

I guess we could go with two thumbs... since BlackBerry People do typically type with two thumbs. But that kind of takes it from being hardcore to being a little cheesy.Though maybe that's ok. 

THinking Thinking Thinking...

bambinoitaliano

Nope! Stick with the finger! There's a few people in the office I would like to flip off!! Two thumbs up is lame.

The_Adventist

Even you MIGHT not get away wearing that inside.

I'm hoping the maturer side of you takes control and doesn't allow you to wear that shirt

Air Force One

Honestly? It's cheesy with or without the finger.

axllebeer

You could always make that the back of the shirt and "tweek" the front. That way you can leave that message when leaving a crowd of haters...

Michelle Haag

Who has two thumbs and loves BlackBerry?

This guy.

Berry-the-Black_Trollsbane

you mean "this gal".... right?? :/

BruvvaPete

Use "BlackBerry by Choice" and leave the finger

sazerak

I say F!! It!!! Let's Rock & Roll this! Where can I buy mine!!!

qbnkelt

Can't two be done?
I would love the current one and I'd wear it almost anywhere. But I couldn't wear it around schools and I would definitely not wear it at work.
Two versions would be great, I think.
The "cleaned up" version could be done with two thumbs. Or the V sign....I don't know, just something that could be worn around more sensitive situations.

GeneralHerzog

Slogan in the middle of two 'throbbing' thumbs

hibackhand

I agree with the two thumbs idea. Much more clever.

bigjman

It's official, you HAVE to wear that shirt to Waterloo!

pseudo7

I wish I was amazed by the fact that nobody has enough awareness to realize how unbelievably tacky and embarrassing this is.

Kevin Michaluk

Ummmm... Dude. That's kind of the exact thing I go for here with all my homemade t-shirts.

I don't think I'd ever wear a "serious" gadget/tech related t-shirt. THAT would be lame. Gotta make them fun and cheesy and tacky and embarassing in a I don't give an eff sort of way. 

bungaboy

Exactly.

My vote finger stays.

And for your entrance music I choose "We're not gonna take it" by Twisted Sister.

DCAce

I totally understand your viewpoint, but I'd rather you didn't preclude publicity. As an editor, I know what I'd have to say to any reporter who wanted to run that image, either in print or on the air.
Choose your battles strategically....

Thunderbuck

I think it's a little over the line.

But not so far that you shouldn't do it :-)

Commodus

I'd exclude the middle finger, but only because you want to make sure you get into the shareholder's meeting -- it's otherwise very much what you'd want to pick!

shredney

Please send that file as is, as soon as possible.

Loud and Proud!!

Livin Large on the friendly East Coast.

Chrisy

Keep the finger but put a censored black bar to hide it a bit. Then it's not so Are rated.

birdman_36

Or pixleize the top of the finger, lol!

mnhockeycoach99

pixelize your brain...

CONTRIBUTE!
CONTRIBUTE!!
CONTRIBUTE!!!
CONTRIBUTE!!!!
CONTRIBUTE!!!!!
CONTRIBUTE!!!!!!

birdman_36

Yes, please do. The anticipation is killing us.

@mnhockeycoach99: contribute

Fadeaway_perfect

Maybe you remove the finger and replace it with different BB models that form the same general shape. The BB 10 could be the middle finger...

Just an idea.

D_March

I love it...the perfect choice, hell if you make more I'll buy one.

sedalia066

Ditch the finger or change to the index finger. Some of us are business people with some remnants of respectability remaining who would love a shirt. :)

Kevin Michaluk

Haha. Ok, We'll do up a few versions.. from Classy to Sassy to Hardcore.

RDslva

.EPS Files would be very welcome. Be it for the top-voted or all versions. I want. Badly.

costas1966

Here's my .02 .... I love the middle finger, and it really does make a great statement.

However, how about a bunch of phones in the shape of a hand, as was suggested, and for the middle finger, just extend a torch 9810 ..... it would extend higher than the others, and make the same statement. :)

P.S. I would love a copy of the original as my wallpaper or to put on a t-shirt myself...please let us know if and when it becomes available.

Good luck, Kevin.

aloofkid

Hey Kevs,

How about replacing the "#" to "Q" and the finger to "1" like Q1 or small Q1 then big '13.

BBZ10FAN

I like the #1 finger idea but you have the middle finger instead of index finger. Think of those big foam #1 fingers you buy at the ballpark (arena for you Canadians).

jaBBu

How about remove the first digit (finger) from the right and add the phrase " + Zero = BB10". It will look like both a pointer finger or a middle finger (your choice) and it emphasizes the idea of # 1.

Just my 2 cents.

jamesbemery

Why not just go simple. A black T-Shirt with the BlackBerry Logo on the front and the words "By Choice" below it. On the back, "Leader of the Mobile Nations". That's a bigger "F- - - You" than a finger. Just my opinion...

EdwardBlackberryHands

Should see you on People of Wal-Mart soon

willie44

For the PG version one, put the New Message Red Star icon instead of the #1 finger.

willie44

Kevin,

Tell the RIM guys that they should make limited edition shirts for the launch of the BB10 that is included in the box or a voucher for one at purchase.

Free Real Life Mobile advertising BB10!

MasterOfBinary

+1. Something that looks cool though - I had an Xbox shirt once and it rocked :)

Thunderbuck

That's actually a great idea. Keep the finger (because the attitude is the best part of the message), but obscure it so nobody can actually object.

That's better; "censoring" the finger draws more attention to it anyway, but nobody can object because you've actually obscured it :-)

Thunderbuck

That's actually a great idea. Keep the finger (because the attitude is the best part of the message), but obscure it so nobody can actually object.

That's better; "censoring" the finger draws more attention to it anyway, but nobody can object because you've actually obscured it :-)

Thunderbuck

That's actually a great idea. Keep the finger (because the attitude is the best part of the message), but obscure it so nobody can actually object.

That's better; "censoring" the finger draws more attention to it anyway, but nobody can object because you've actually obscured it :-)

ayekon

Sell it!
I would also rock this shirt when I buy my BB10

BlueNoserBESguy

I KEEP THROWING MONEY AT THE SCREEN BUT NOTHING IS HAPPENING

BruvvaPete

I don't normally pay attention to 'yelling' but that is funny!

Rootbrian

Just don't bust your LCD screen.

Double_J75

I took my family to disney and I was blown away by the number of iphones there. I told my family the next time we go I will be having shirts made up for us. I was thinking of the BlackBerry symbol pissing on the Apple. Similar to what you would see with ford, chevy and dodge.

scalemaster34

You saw so many iPhones because Disney makes an App for the iPhone to allow guest to get information on attractions, showtimes, FastPass times...

As for the SHIRT... don't think it is a very positive image for RIM or CrackBerry.

Mamaluka

"Can't touch this?" With the all touch bb10 device on top of the slogan. I personally will not be buying the all touch device, but I know RIM needs this to pull out of the hole they're in...so why not promote it.

Darlaten

Keep the shirt exactley as is.

And boy, I never knew that there were some ultra-conservative individuals here. Seriously, you're offended by that?

elibohnert

I would never wear this. Its rude to the public. How much do you want to beat that if a family with kids waked by that they would even consider buying a BlackBerry anymore?

BruvvaPete

Think a 5 y/o gives a care what it is? Give em toy guns instead and keep them occupied.

wsmather

Ditch the finger. The message it sends is not appropriate. Otherwise, good message.

CJH315

Here in Texas, that would be a class C violation of offensive gesture or display. Depending on the situation, you'd either get charged, thrown out of the public place you were in or both.

Plus I'm sure there is a certain rap group that would have something to say about you using "Naughty by Nature". (But I don't see those words on the shirt)

I was thinking this was done just as a joke...um right?!? Lol

BruvvaPete

Texas has the death penalty but the "finger" is offensive. lol. It's all good.
.
BirdSh!t_X... Still here huh buddy.

mnhockeycoach99

I was thinking that birdman would love the concept, considering 1. His name and 2. The fact that on more than one occassion, both you and I (and a few others) have pretty much given him the middle finger with a few other choice words.

Birdsh_t......er Birdman FTW!!

BruvvaPete

LOL. Maybe he is visually impared and can't see well. He really should love the 'bird'. Maybe if it had a pile of poo beneath the 'bird' (birdsh_t) he'd like it.

birdman_36

You goofballs are extremely good at making asses out of yourselves. So incredibly immature.

@mnhockeycoach99: contribute
@plafayette: contribute

jstarett

Seriously? Hrmm funny I live in Texas and I see a bunch of, "Eat this (arrow pointed down)", "I F*** Hard", "I do Anal", "Blow Job for Sale". Etc. Etc... (I have seen more than that) and yes I have seen them in all type of stores all over Texas.

You people need to get the stick out of your rumps and take it as it is, a joke. Nothing more, nothing less.

Kevin wear that shirt I will support you!

DuexNoir

Although I like the design as is but I do have to agree that the middle finger should go or changed for your purpose (if this was any Joe on the street then it may not be a problem but you are representing BB nation). BB people should be known as successful and intellectually respectable people. Also, avoid giving the media any unnecessary bait to bite on.

~I am BlackBerry by choice~

anthogag

You'll be representing Crackberry with that t-shirt...perfect!

urnumber1

Me and that finger have a long history. I have patches, pins, t-shirts, etc. My history with the middle finger is different, but I would by that in shirt, hat and wallpaper. Maybe the wallpaper should be free. Let us know if the finger goes away so I can have it made in town here and rock it when I buy my new BB10.

SurrealCivic

Kevin! You gotta hook me up man! ;) I'll be there.... you know how to get a hold of me!

Darrweng

Vulgar, immature, inappropriate. Love It!

Thunderbuck

I see what you did there...

9of13

I love it and I'm an a$$hole! It's says both number 1 and frak you all in the logo!

Mike_Luchia

If it's so appropriate, why did you have to type "frak"? I'd ditch the finger and make a version replacing the finger with a picture of each BB model available, including the PlayBook. Then if you decide to sell them, each could buy a shirt of the model they want.

calicocat2010

I like, but ditch the Middle Finger. You don't want to be the person responsible for Ill-tempered parents who don't like the fact that the CrackBerry Leader leads the pack with an innappropriate perspective.

BruvvaPete

but yet the same parents buy little toy guns and tell the children to go play :)

IGeeve

Send the .EPS file already, I want one of these!!!! and know a lot more people who would wear one aswell.

mousii

Looks great but definitely remove the finger. Keep #1 but not with a finger!

amazinglygraceless

... yeah, because nothing say "I am the leader of the largest BlackBerry user site" like a tacky
shirt that any sane 15 year old boy would know is stupid to wear in public

Iehoa

There can be both. Some may want that and wear it but others may want to make a more subtle statement. How about replacing the "finger" with a BB 10 logo or just the Blackberry logo. I wouldn't really buy one with the "finger" (Not a good example to my family) but for some it is acceptable. I am still hoping for a revival of RIM and bought a Curve 8530 from Amazon to replace my broken Tour. Sell some of the first rendition but make me one that gives a more positive message........Thanks....

Fish Crackers

This saying sends a strong message and the middle finger is it's exclamation point. I would proudly wear this shirt. Wear it to Waterloo!

Pootermobile

This shirt screams Kevin -_-

I'd personally wear a "BlackBerry Squadron" t-shirt :) but that's just me

wolfe052

''IT'S R.I.M NOT R.I.P" is what i use with my apple friends but i like your with out the middle finger.

bambinoitaliano

It's a freaking tshirt ! Stop the think of the children whine. I've seen worst messengers on it. We are not living in the Disney World, pull the butt plug out already! Don't like it, don't wear it. Better yet design you own.

mnhockeycoach99

I agree.. Kids see and hear much worse on primetime tv.. plus, how many kids under the age of 18 will be at the RIM shareholder meeting? ZERO

defsteve

I would buy that shirt. In black though. And keep it as is.

burkey1973

Finger or no finger I think the shirt is great and is something I have done to friends who use iPhones. iPhones, androids and blackberries have their pro's and con's. People pick their devices based on their needs and I don't need 20 twitter apps or 100,000 games. I need the best keyboard in a device that can be dropped, take a beating and provides the apps i need to get hit done. I'm Blackberry by choice now please post the file so I can create a shirt.

the_sleuth

"SAUCY BLACKBERRY", middle finger is not appropriate for next CEO, CrackBerry Kevin.

G-bone

I like it, I love it, can't get enough of it!
We are Canadian, but there is a point where polite is not called for.
We all count -
In different ways
Anyone who doesn't like it is being culturally insensitive
to BlackBerry Lovers!

pmccartney

Don't like the slogan. It's not unique to BB. iPod, Windows and Android owners have a choice too.
The finger is just silly but not in a good way. Seems a bit immature. Something many Crackberrians have been accusing iFans of being.

lengend

Put this on the CB store now so I can buy it!

veeru789

Awesome!! Get the msg across Kev. U r the Man.

tcseacliff

yeah, I think this would be better left for the "other" communities. we are not as bitter or angry at the world as the shirts depict, but we are #1. save the vulgarity for the fanboys and such.

mjgallaway

How about just a t-shirt that says " iDon't "

Then maybe on the back if you want put "Blackberry By Choice"

twirlyboy

That is brilliant too! :)

maddie1128

I really like this too! I love the BlackBerry by Choice- but to me it seems like the finger is to the phrase. That is the way I took it. Not as #1.

Puz_zled

You could add a list of thing below iDon't in finer print
- support products made by slave labour
- hog bandwidth
- need a phone without NFC
- want a phone without security
- want an iClone

twirlyboy

Love it...I would totally buy one of those!

Ghouston

It isn't the most work appropriate slogan but it still ROCKS!!

Brianflys

Lose the bird. Immature. I am sure there is a powerful symbol that you can use that is not offensive to the general public. If it cannot be worn to school, it is not appropriate for a RIM shirt.

BruvvaPete

It's a CrackBerry shirt, not a RIM shirt.

ambarmetta

Send the epsf file man!

IzzyFloyd

Try the two thumbs up, one on each side of the slogan and a Canadian band around the middle finger. On the back have a half eaten apple being thrown into an Android garbage can.

iBold9700

This is great! Drop the hashtag! I keep seeing words like"immature" and "childish". All I can say is can it! Shirts like this put it right out there like the open circle showcasing that stupid fruit in an otterbox! BB10 has to appeal to everybody and that includes the dead fish sense of humor human beings that I see negative nancying on this fine article of clothing! It needs to catch on with the youth and still retain its customer base!

Zipper

Now that guy mjgallaway has got a killer idea! I love that idea bro... I'd buy that now.

HAH "iDon't" "Blackberry By Choice with middle finger new message star icon over the finger"

Seriously killer :)

padamssm

I love the T-shirt slogan, but would change to the index finger. It's a positive message, and giving the finger changes that. I bet Thorsten would love it without the negativity.

iosified

I like it, also because it is my nickname here, but I like the design and the "#1" part of it.

BlackBerryRulesTheWorld

Can you change the # to the little symbol used when you get a BBM message?

imcurved

I like people-by-choice phrase but not the middle finger. How about pop eye's arm to tell people BlackBerry could be power very quickly.

wirelessgal

It's a great message but I wouldn't use the middle finger. That's something iSheeps would do. Like others have suggested, I would go with the index finger.

Some other suggestions:

BlackBerry the BEST Choice
BlackBerryMonger
BlackBerry For Life
BlackBerry Lives On
BlackBerry - FTW!

JCangoku

I definitively want one like this one !

my suggestion : change "TGIF" into "TGIB" Thanks God It's Blackberry !"

GreyGhostRos

Love it!!
Would love to have one printed :D
Will get a message through to my friends who fail to see how I'm blackberry by choice..

Halifax Guy

The finger has to go! Leaving it there lowers the Blackberry user to nothing more than the low lifes that criticize us for our superior choice.

edyb

I like the finger idea but obscuring tip with RED NEW MESSAGE STAR ICON as mentioned above. That will also add some color to the shirt and PG rate it so it is not as in your face.

You can even put the finger/star on your back, make it really big!

petertinh

It's beautiful. Please give me one.

Superfly_FR

BlackBerry by nature and a red BBM star for me, if I dare.

P.S: But wear this one every second you still hold your *$**%$##¤ soap box as your primary device ! (joke)

ferre_kun

I think if Kevin is working at RIM or his personality in his daily life is mature/always behaving well and not rebellious then better don't use the finger :p

how about making the finger to be visible only when the light is out/ glow in the dark? :D or just obscure it is fine I guess :p

I want this one too, in black t-shirt (y)

codiak

How about ditching the finger for a sheep with a big red X over it....

codiak

I have another suggestion over the sheep, use the head of a clone from Star Wars (obscured by a red X maybe?), kinda follows on from Rimpire last time.

ATV_Hightower

i take 5 of them! brilliant!!

dsbs

T-Shirt Slogan...

"According to my Mayan calendar .. I can't afford to wait to Q1 2013 for Blackberry 10"

bambinoitaliano

On the flip side I would print
"Mayan calender zero BlackBerry 10!!

erndog

Go forward with it, make a non offensive shirt and the finger shirt, let people buy the one they want, if they don't like it they don't have to buy it or look at it, it is their choice, stop complaining and contribute or find another forum to go to so you can bitch about RIM, there is enough of this here already. Lighten up people, my wife has an iPhone and I don't care in the least, I bought it for her. I am not into bashing people for their choice in anything, this is simple phone prejudice. Get a life and put your efforts into something positive instead of complaining, do something.

veeru789

I think u should include "iDONT" like some said above. That would be awesome. The middle finger can be "i"

palomartian

Just do a picture of the death star all blown up and see if anyone gets it.

kvndoom

I like the expression, but the middle finger makes you look like a boob. Thumbs down.

blue quill

Pinky and index finger up, middle and ring fingers down, thumb over the down fingers.
Rock and Roll!

Draconianfire83

I like th #FU! I don't care what those trolls say! I choose BB. Though, Kev, you need to put it in context. As much as I don't like the "Let's Rock & Roll This" slogan, you put that on the back with the Dio Devil Horns and Thorsten will appoint you VP of Keeping it Real!

Shirt has to be black though.

BBSensei

I agree, add the red New Message instead of the middle finger. Or, just make two shirts. One with, one without. I would proudly wear this shirt. But could never wear this to work or any business function. If it was altered, then yes with no question.

Change the colour of the shirt to black. I would also suggest to add "CrackBerry Nation" on the back and your CB logo on the sleeve. We are all BB lovers, so why not let us show our support and dedication to both BlackBerry and CrackBerry.

I already have an image of me wearing this shirt into an Apple Store..ha ha. That would be an awesome picture I would send in. My wife uses apple and when we enter the store I always yell " BlackBerry Rules" and I get a few looks. Once they asked me to leave and had to wait in the mall until she was done. But wearing this shirt and walking in.. would just make it the best day EVER.

I am sure that if I saw a fellow BB / CB " nation member " walking in the mall or down the street wearing this shirt, it would be awesome to be part of the solidarity and brotherhood/sisterhood of this unstoppable Force...
Sorry for the long post...

dagerlach

There's a time and a place for a t-shirt. The Research In Motion's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders is not the place to look like a long haired hippy from the 70's. That style works at the Apple store, but really doesn't reflect the professionalism that Blackberry and it's users have stood for over the years. It's about business!

mjgallaway

Yeah the finger is good but too much. Simple is better.

" iDon't " on the front and "Blackberry by Choice" on the back with a BBM logo or a red message star thing beside it.

Draconianfire83

I think Kevin has earned a very positive, professional reputation as a leader of Blackberry users and abusers and as a successful business person... and wearing a tie is not part of that reputation. I don't think wearing a middle finger t-shirt to a shareholders meeting is any different than the guys speaking their honest opinions (uncensored) on podcasts.

Kevin, wear the shirt, it goes with your hair... and even that is a statement to RIM!

... besides, BlackBerry People, Do!

AlienSlacker

I LOVE IT!! I want one of those shirts!!!!

BruvvaPete

OMG! It's so appauling. Hide your kids, hide your wife. I'm losing my mojo. This marks the beginning of the end of society as we know it... Oh, the agony... the humanity...!
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People really need to stop being so sensitive. Feel free to make your own shirt with a logo and whatever you want it to say.

bambinoitaliano

Some of you behave like the other brand users. Holier than thou attitude! I'm better because I use Black Berry. Give it a rest! A device will not make you better or worst. Once a douche will always be a douche regardless what devices one is using.

BBPandy

I like the shirt.....BUT I don't think the finger would be appropriate to wear on the 10th. I would suggest changing the finger for the meeting....

Michael L#CB

wow so much bashing... feels like people replying to a BGR post LOL

ALToronto

The middle finger indicates anger and defensiveness. I much prefer the two thumbs.

MsDarkDiva

Well… The Crackberry Nation seems divided!

Personally, I think it’s great; heck, I own a t-shirt that says Pussy Power- but the problem is, I can’t wear it everywhere! I’m just worried that if you wear it “as is” to Waterloo, that people will focus on the symbol and not on the real message.

I think you’re going to need different versions for different tastes/occasions. I put in another vote for mjgallaway’s
"iDon’t… Blackberry by Choice." with the CB logo on the sleeve and Crackberry Nation on the back as BBSensei suggested, (or even… Proud member of the Crackberry Nation, on the back).

anothergoatherder

I agree that the finger on shirt is neither clever nor cute. I do like the "Blackberry By Choice" slogan.

thatplaybookguy

I like this, hahahahaha. iphonies will be rotted.

Bill_Johnson

Lose the "We"re #1" finger. Immature and offensive

iBB10oid

Very nice and Classy! It really goes with the Business-focused population of BB users. I would be proud to weat this shirt and show my support for BlackBerry!...... NOT

I would expect this from a 12 year old kid but from the great leader Kev? Please.... I know RIM is down and getting beaten at the moment but at least we the users and supporters should stay above the rest.

Do us a favor and wear something a bit more inspiring and supportive will ya. This design is garbage.

If you really want to motivate Thor, wear a shirt that says "Let's Rock n Roll This" and "Laser Focused" on the front and on the back it should read "But once again we failed to deliver"

herrbremerhaven

Cool! I would suggest a Black shirt with either white or bright purplish text, more like BlackBerry.

xposeurphoto

Really people! I really can't stand this politically correct world we live in now days. We'd be so much better off if people really said how they felt and got things done. We'd all know exactly where we stand, no misunderstandings.

With that Kevin, I'll take two of these shirts in black (medium) and for the sensitive people, just replace the finger with #1. And I'll take one of those for my mom in black. I've made her a BB junkie and proud owner of a PB also.

Also a proud owner of a Blackberry Playbook
www.xposeur.zenfolio.com

dagerlach

Kevin,

I know I've said it once already, but it's worth saying again. Be your character here on Crackberry, the Jams and conferences, but at the Research In Motion's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders stick to the business at hand and be professional. It certainly will go a long way!

David

TheYalier

Seriously? Doesn't it occur a grown man that might be disrespectful? It's really gonna do you wonders, specially if you want to be in the board.

birdman_36

Surprise everyone and wear a suit. Or maybe a tux.

Mhatham

Although everyone has an opinion, and we all have different views on what is good and bad (I respect everyone's comments), I feel this shirt being viewed as inappropriate or not representing Blackberry users is a problem. Some view Blackberry users as business people,50+ or people not up to date with tech, we are not. This shirt is a bit on the edge for some, but shows how a lot of us personal feel; I choose my Blackberry, it was not forced on me, it does everything a smart phone should do, so F**K You (not you posting on here, just a generalized term). RIM lost market share because of the general consumer losing interest.

mavsguy842

I like "If you build it, they will come" on the front, and "[back]" on the back. I'd prefer black with white lettering.