Twitter Beware: Fake RIM CEO Accounts = Fake News (like fake leaked pics of QNX on a phone)
It was a quiet weekend for BlackBerry news, but that didn't stop the rumors from flying on Sunday when parody Twitter accounts @MikeLazaritis
decided to have a little fun. Two pictures were posted to the accounts, supposedly showing QNX running on a future model of the BlackBerry Torch 9850/60, and a lot of people were left scratching their heads, wondering if these are in fact what they claim to be.
Fact is, fake Twitter accounts lead to faked statements and even faked pictures (although sometimes they might pop out some "real" news). To show you how easy it is to make such images, I went ahead and threw together a few of my own using my Bold 9900 and some screenshots from my BlackBerry PlayBook. And don't let the picture of the BBM icon being moved on the Torch fool you; I recreated that as well, minus the finger. ;)
Check out the rest of pictures after the break.