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BlackBerry Responds to Fake BBM Reviews on Google Play

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October 25, 2013 8:33:53 AM

Eh, if nothing else, we now know how to make a company *look* really shady if we want to discredit them upon the release of a new app - post a bunch of positive reviews with doctored up copies of e-mails from that company asking for the reviews to be posted for money.

Oddly enough though, I know a lot of people who have been asking for this for years.
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October 25, 2013 8:38:09 AM

they didn't need to do this. why?
their product is outstanding super B+
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October 25, 2013 9:20:08 AM

they didn't need to do this. why?
their product is outstanding super B+
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October 25, 2013 9:25:04 AM

they didn't need to do this. why?
their product is outstanding super B+
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October 25, 2013 9:40:54 AM

they didn't need to do this. why?
their product is outstanding super B+
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October 25, 2013 9:41:29 AM

C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!!

anyways, if this had happened when they first talked about this idea i may have been interested as quite a few of my friends had blackberrys but now they've all traded them in for android so i dont see the point
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October 25, 2013 9:44:38 AM

Interestingly enough this is common practice, especially for big companies with lots of cash. There are outfits out there from whom you can buy rankings. sad but true!
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October 25, 2013 9:51:29 AM

C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!!

anyways, if this had happened when they first talked about this idea i may have been interested as quite a few of my friends had blackberrys but now they've all traded them in for android so i dont see the point
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October 25, 2013 10:12:01 AM

>_> can we fix this problem where you refresh the page and you double post please?

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October 25, 2013 10:18:14 AM

This isn't even news worthy in my opinion. What concerns me is that any competitor could have easily shelled out the money to have the same effect and here the author implies that BB did it themselves. Easy to spot the anti-BB bias these days.
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October 25, 2013 10:27:35 AM

There have been rumours of Microsoft and Apple both doing this for years. Take any reviews you read online with a heap of salt.
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October 25, 2013 10:48:06 AM

Most people should be able to spot original thoughts anyway. In most cases, I think people have already made up their minds whether to try the app or not. I requires 'friend' codes, right? I'd assume potential users probably talked to actual friends, and would choose their input over a bunch of silly comments.
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October 25, 2013 11:11:57 AM

Moonspell wrote: "This isn't even news worthy in my opinion. What concerns me is that any competitor could have easily shelled out the money to have the same effect and here the author implies that BB did it themselves. Easy to spot the anti-BB bias these days."

Yup. This one of the reasons I have no interest in making games for the wild west cesspool that is "google play". It's full of ways to abuse content creators, including massive, out of control pirating of paid apps...

Also, this anti-Blackberry bias makes me want to vomit. It's so pathetic that these "online journalists" (aka, biased douche bags with no understanding of journalism) are taken seriously by readers these days. Screw morals and credibility - we have ad revenue!

/vomit
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October 25, 2013 1:35:48 PM

They all blame BBY for their "open access on servers from big-brother-nsa/cia/etc" but they all want to use that shity messenger app...it is the new fb !
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October 25, 2013 3:06:58 PM

what is the difference from whatsapp and viber ? why we need this ?
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October 25, 2013 4:47:50 PM

irish_adam said:
>_> can we fix this problem where you refresh the page and you double post please?


I think you're missing the joke...
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October 25, 2013 9:18:24 PM

It has Samsung written all over it! They just got fined in Taiwan for giving money to students to write crap about HTC!
It's been a great week for Blackberry and naturally they want to steal their buzz!
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October 25, 2013 11:26:02 PM

I think everything is speculation at this point, but I don't see why BlackBerry would ever need to resort to fake reviews with the spectacular launch of BBM.
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October 26, 2013 12:07:40 AM

I hope BBM succeeds, because if the handsets take any more of a dip then they might do a Sega
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October 26, 2013 4:06:56 PM

vern72 said:
irish_adam said:
>_> can we fix this problem where you refresh the page and you double post please?


I think you're missing the joke...


no i didnt, i edited that comment in after i refreshed the page to see new comments and i reposted the comment i made from before. which happens all the time which is why we get so many multi posts
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