BlackBerry gets caught tweeting from an iPhone

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Even Blackberry prefers iPhone. Photo: The Verge

BlackBerry isn’t quite dead yet, but don’t tell that to the person running their Twitter account.

The classic BlackBerry keyboard is great for pounding out 140-character tweets, yet whoever is tweeting from @BlackBerry was spotted using an iPhone to implore the brand’s few faithful remaining fans to keep up with the BlackBerry conversation on Twitter.

A strong suite of third-party apps isn’t what BlackBerry’s known for, so we can understand if their social media intern reached for a familiar device to bust out their tweets instead of the Twitter for BlackBerry app that definitely still exists.

The tweet was deleted after The Verge quickly spotted the mishap.

We’re just waiting for the company to release its, “Oh no, we’ve been hacked” excuse. Former creative director Alicia Keys tried that the last time this happened.

  • AAPL_@_$101_Is_A_Done_Deal_:)

    It’s not that surprising they tweeted from something other than a BlackBerry. Are any consumers still using BlackBerry smartphones for personal use nowadays? A BlackBerry smartphone is the last thing I’d think anyone would use unless someone forced them to.

    • Logs

      I have noticed comments from some Z10 and Z30 users. These are not the typical BB bunch as they hate physical keyboards.

  • Austin

    Maybe it’s because BlackBerries don’t have instagram and they shared via the app?

    • Guest

      twitter…. it was posted on twitter. TWITTER TWITTER TWITTER TWEEEET TWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET

  • MWatson

    Ahhh… must be a slow day in Apple land… I mean how many more bendy iPhone 6 can you report? Or how about all the pain and suffering people were experiencing when updating to iOS8 or the texting issues when upgrading to iOS7… And really?! Instagram is the be all end all of smartphones? There’s like 100+ millions smartphone users and Instagram is only used by what?! 4 million if that?

    • DarthDisney

      Guys, I found the last remaining Blackberry user!

      • MWatson

        What makes you think I use BlackBerry? I could have one of those bendy iPhone 6… considering I’m talking about issues with iOS 7 and 8 and let’s not forget the iCloud hack… oh wait, my bad… Apple doesn’t have a problem with that just the user. Must go secure my iCloud now.

      • Paul Lloyd Johnson

        You can’t have an iPhone 6, or you would know they don’t bend, unless you’re retarded and sit on it.

      • Not Debating — Informing

        You wrote: “What makes you think I use BlackBerry?”

        Maybe it was when, three months ago, you wrote “I’m a woman using Passport and I love it.”

        You wrote: “I could have one of those bendy iPhone 6…”

        Most iPhone 6 users are not so dumb as to put $649-$849 smartphones into their back pockets of their jeans, where they can be sat upon. You, on the other hand, wrote the following about your Blackberry: “The phone even fits nicely (albeit not comfortably, although no phone would be comfortable) in the back pockets of my skinny jeans.”

      • Charles7

        OH. . . there it is again, the last comment!!!!

      • Not Debating — Informing

        Yes, that’s what happens when you win a debate.

      • Charles7

        WINNING!!!! Way to go Charlie!

    • Not Debating — Informing

      You wrote: “I mean how many more bendy iPhone 6 can you report?”

      Most iPhone 6 users are not so dumb as to put expensive smartphones into the back pockets of their jeans, where they can be sat upon. You, on the other hand, wrote the following about your Blackberry: “The phone even fits nicely (albeit not comfortably, although no phone would be comfortable) in the back pockets of my skinny jeans.”

      • MWatson

        Ooo… a fan… thanks! Btw, it seems like everybody is still in denial that the iPhone 6 bends… and that it’s the users fault for wanting to stick the phone in their pocket… that they are “Idiots” for doing it because it wasn’t meant to be carried that way, just like you weren’t suppose to hold the iPhone 5 a certain way so you can’t cut off the antenna… that is the ultimate joke, that you can only use and carry your iPhone a certain way.
        So I use a Passport, doesn’t mean that I haven’t owned or used an iPhone or a Samsung… do you believe in everything you read on the net?
        And I reiterate again, must be a slow news day.

      • Paul Lloyd Johnson

        Do you buy a muffin from Starbucks, put it in your back pocket, sit on it and then take the muffin back to Starbucks because it’s faulty? Of course not. So why would you sit on your phone?

        As an iPhone 6 user, I will tell you it no more bends than any other device if you intentionally bend it.

        You couldn’t even admit to using a Blackberry. Can’t blame you though, I’m guessing the daily ridicule can get a bit much, especially when Blackberry themselves have moved to a competitors platform.

      • Not Debating — Informing

        You wrote: “Ooo… a fan… thanks!”

        How about a selfie of you in your “skinny jeans” with that big square Passport where your butt-cheek should be? lol

        You wrote: “Btw, it seems like everybody is still in denial that the iPhone 6 bends… ”

        It’s not “denial.” I’m an engineer and I know that anything will bend (or break) with enough pressure applied. Apple’s in-house test of a 55 pound force applied to the center of the iPhone 6 is more than adequate for a phone.

        You wrote: “that they are “Idiots” for doing it because it wasn’t meant to be carried that way,”

        It’s got nothing to do with the iPhone 6 — it’s any smartphone. Common sense should tell you that a slender, $750 computing device with an exposed all glass screen doesn’t belong in your back pocket.

        I’ve had mobile phones from Nokia, Sony, Motorola, Blackberry, and Apple. I’ve never carried any of them in a pants pocket. That’s why I’ve never broken a smartphone in over two decades of having owned them.

        You wrote: “just like you weren’t suppose to hold the iPhone 5 a certain way so you can’t cut off the antenna… that is the ultimate joke, that you can only use and carry your iPhone a certain way.”

        You’re thinking of the iPhone 4. I had an iPhone 4. It worked fine. Apple placed the antenna such that it would be unlikely to be touched in normal operation. Apple provided all iPhone 4 owners with a free case to solve the antenna issue if they were among the users who held the phone in an odd manner.

        You wrote: “So I use a Passport,”

        LOL. Yeah, after your snide “What makes you think I use BlackBerry?” comment, it was pretty funny to point out that you wrote that you did. I see that you switched your disqus setting to private after I embarrassed you with your own posting.

        You wrote: “doesn’t mean that I haven’t owned or used an iPhone or a Samsung…”

        It seems very unlikely. Going from an iPhone or Android phone to a Blackberry is probably about as common as trading in a BluRay player for a VHS VCR.

        You wrote: “do you believe in everything you read on the net?”

        Are you trying to tell me that you lied when you said you used a Passport — because that’s what I “read the net”?

        You seem all too eager to believe anything negative you read about Apple products on the net. Apple stores were not flooded with returns of bent iPhone 6 phones, but you continue to believe a few sensationalized stories

      • Charles7

        No, you never leave the last word.

        LMAO. . . HILARIOUS!!!

      • Not Debating — Informing

        That is correct. I am to have the last word in any debate because what I have to say is more important, insightful, and intelligent than anything said by those who dare to disagree with me.,

      • Charles7

        whatever you gotta tell yourself to feel superior.

      • Not Debating — Informing

        It’s not about feelings. For example, based on IQ distribution, the chance that yours is as high as mine is less than one in one hundred.

      • Charles7

        Once again, assumptions and poor statistics prove you wrong.

  • DarthDisney

    Someone is getting fired.

  • Since it looks like a spontaneous picture of his own BB Classic, do you think maybe he had to use a different device to take a picture of it and then just sent it from that phone? I know Iphones have the ability to take a picture of itself from a distance but most others can’t do that yet.

    Most tech people do use and try multiple device brands as well. Who cares? Must be a really slow news day.

  • OhStopItYou!

    1. How exactly do you think a person can post a picture of his/her own Blackberry without another device?
    2. It was posted on Instagram (and BB does not have an Offical Instagram app)
    3. If it was some Tech pundit, chances are they do use multiple devices, as do everyone else
    4. It’s most probably some Social Agency in which case they would obviously use iPhones
    5. I didn’t know this was news :/

    • Not Debating — Informing

      You wrote: “1. How exactly do you think a person can post a picture of his/her own Blackberry without another device?”

      It was posted by BlackBerry. Is BlackBerry in so much financial trouble that they only have one BlackBerry handset that they all share?

      You wrote: “2. It was posted on Instagram (and BB does not have an Offical Instagram app)”

      Again, as the title says, it was posted on Twitter. See the highlighted text, “via Twitter for iPhone”?

      You wrote: “3. If it was some Tech pundit, chances are they do use multiple devices, as do everyone else”

      Again, it was posted by BlackBerry.

      You wrote: “4. It’s most probably some Social Agency in which case they would obviously use iPhones”

      Again, it was posted by BlackBerry.

      You wrote: “5. I didn’t know this was news :/”

      Well now you do.

      • OhStopItYou!

        1. LOL You make it sound like Blackberry is a person, it was always some person
        2. It was shared to Twitter from Instagram
        3. Once again, you make it sound like Blackberry is a person, But if that person has both devices :P
        4. All major companies have Social Firms to take care of their social accounts hence it’s quite possible :P
        5. Still not news :P

      • Not Debating — Informing

        1. No, you make it sound like it’s a person. I keep trying to tell you that BlackBerry is a corporation. That’s why it’s silly to pretend that there would only be one BlackBerry available.

        2. It was shared to Twitter with an iPhone. That’s the point. If you would also like to point out that BlackBerry is deficient in not having the capability to work well with Instagram, consider it noted.

        3. No, I make it sound like BlackBerry is a large corporation staffed by large numbers of people with multiple devices. BlackBerry is not a “Tech pundit” as you suggested.

        4. No, all major firms do not employ outside social media firms to post for them. Even if they did, there’s a hilarity about BlackBerry not even being able to convince their own vendors to use BlackBerry products.

        5. Obviously journalists at multiple tech news sites disagree with you.

      • Charles7

        No, you don’t need to have the last word. . .. LMAO!!!

      • Not Debating — Informing

        That was the other poster’s choice. Unlike you, he obviously shuts TFU when he loses a debate.,

      • Charles7

        See. . . just can’t let it go. . . a true troll to the core.

        Troll being trolled!

      • Not Debating — Informing

        I am not a troll. Unlike a troll (like you), I don’t want anyone to reply to me. I want my word to be taken as gospel and not questioned.

      • Charles7

        OH, you are the definition of a troll, private disqus profile and all!

      • Not Debating — Informing

        Nope. The definition of an Internet troll is “a person who posts inflammatory or inappropriate messages or comments online for the purpose of upsetting other users and provoking a response.”

        I posted a polite, on-topic response to your comment about material costs and you trolled with an inflammatory reply that had nothing to do with the discussion of materials for phones.

      • Charles7

        OH, but you forget that I was able to read all your nasties on the web. . . your private disqus doesn’t keep your comments off the web. . .

        Nothing about you is polite. You are a obnoxious, self important, diluted, self righteous nut job.

      • Not Debating — Informing

        You wrote: “Nothing about you is polite.”

        Here’s my original response to you that got you all stirred up. Please tell me what was impolite about it:

        __________________________

        You wrote: “Aluminum is THE cheapest metal on the planet, cheaper than plastic and less durable.”

        Consider manufacturing costs, not just raw material costs: It’s far cheaper for Apple to injection mold the iPhone 5C plastic cases than it is for them to machine the iPhone 5s aluminum cases.

        Just as there are many different aluminum alloys with vastly different properties, there are also many different plastics, also with just as wide a variance in properties. It’s not so simple as cost and durability (however one measures the latter).

        __________________________

        You wrote: “You are a obnoxious, self important, diluted, self righteous nut job.”

        You don’t even know the difference between “deluded” and “diluted.” What an illiterate buffoon.

      • Charles7

        “Unlike a you trolls”

        LMAO. . ..

        You are so angry you can’t even type properly anymore . . . . .

        You know you live for replies. . . or you wouldn’t be out trying to “inform” everyone.

        You need that validation that you are intelligent cause you know you really aren’t very bright, and continue to demonstrate that here. . . .

      • Not Debating — Informing

        You really got me there. I left in an extra letter. That’s quite the catch.

        Sure, kid. I’m not very bright. That’s why I have a genius-level IQ, have been published in popular and technical publications, and retired from an engineering job in aerospace. You keep telling yourself that.

      • Charles7

        See. . . denigrating people by calling them “kid” so you can feel superior.

        Claims genius IQ. . . . pats self on back on the internet = self important, self congratulatory, self righteous = delusional.

        Look at me!! Look at me!!!! Look at me!!!!!!

        You are a sad sad troll.

      • Not Debating — Informing

        I called you “kid” based on the childish tone of your responses.

      • Charles7

        OH. . . I’ll work on my typos, grammar, spelling, etc. . . for you teach!

        Keep on teaching all us ignorants!

        Good think da web be havin da “informer” that be correctin us ignorants and makin all wright in da wold.

      • Not Debating — Informing

        Your last sentence appears to be a racist attempt to mock black speech patterns. I recommend that you either delete it or find some less offensive way of making your point.

      • Charles7

        How do you know I’m not black and you made the racist remarks about my “dictation”

        You are one constant assuming a-hole!

      • Not Debating — Informing

        I’m commenting on what you wrote, and the offense others might take, not what race you are.

        you wrote: “…remarks about my “dictation””

        Dictation? Were you typing something that someone else was saying?

      • Charles7

        It’s all being dictated.

        grasp at those straw!!!!!!!

      • Not Debating – Informing

        That’s too funny coming from someone who thought that finding an extra “a” in one of my posts was a sign of great anger and angst.

  • Charles7

    BlackBerry handsets are intended for enterprise & productivity uses (read: email & messaging only) and, as Chen put it, they will NOT make a general use device.

    Therefore, seeing BlackBerry use an iPhone to post a tweet isn’t out of the norm at all. In fact it is sticking with BlackBerry devices intended use.

    • Paul Lloyd Johnson

      I’d rather have s device designed for both enterprise and everyday life personally.

      • Charles7

        Sarcasm???? ;)

      • Paul Lloyd Johnson

        If Blackberry isn’t already dead, Apple+IBM will soon finish the job.

      • Charles7

        Hope you understood that I was being sarcastic in my initial comment.

        yeah, BB hardware is a walking corpse IMHO. . . for the very sarcastic reasons I pointed out in the comment — devices focused only on enterprise & “productivity.”

        However, if Samsung buys them then it’ll be a totally different game.

      • Paul Lloyd Johnson

        Oh ok, I didnt, but I do now.

        I think Samsung wants Blackberry for more than the patents. It needs a brand that is more respectable.

        Even the Galaxy range is just shitty cheap plastic.

      • Charles7

        Not sure if BlackBerry is a more respected brand or not these days. Certainly is looked favorably upon for security but that seems to be about it.

        Plastic in phones isn’t a big deal. Aluminum is THE cheapest metal on the planet, cheaper than plastic and less durable. It’s a perception thing. LG uses plastic but they make the device look nice. Sammy just can’t design the outside worth sh!t.

      • Not Debating — Informing

        You wrote: “Aluminum is THE cheapest metal on the planet, cheaper than plastic and less durable.”

        Consider manufacturing costs, not just raw material costs: It’s far cheaper for Apple to injection mold the iPhone 5C plastic cases than it is for them to machine the iPhone 5s aluminum cases.

        Just as there are many different aluminum alloys with vastly different properties, there are also many different plastics, also with just as wide a variance in properties. It’s not so simple as cost and durability (however one measures the latter).

      • Charles7

        WOW, you are seriously trolling this thread “informing” all the uninformed!!!!!!

        You to can be ‘one of the nine’

      • Not Debating — Informing

        I wrote a civil reply to your overly simplistic comment and you threw a temper tantrum and hurled insults. Grow up.

      • Charles7

        Lmao…. Wow, you really are one of those…. private disqus and all.

      • Not Debating — Informing

        Laugh your “a” off all you want, but it doesn’t change the fact that you made a simple-minded, ill-conceived comment. And then you got angry when I posted a polite, well-considered reply. Grow up.

        P.S. My disqus is private so that cyberstalkers like you can’t follow me from thread to thread down-voting my posts and posting ignorant replies. Sorry to disappoint you.

      • Charles7

        The only person angry here is YOU. . . . . notice how many comments you have made on this post. . . making sure you are “informing” everyone of their “ill-considered reply.”

        Yeah, that’s why your profile is private. Not that you are a shill/troll/tard. . .

        All you & your ilk have the same thing in common — “educating” the masses while hiding. Pathetic waste of bandwidth you all are.

      • Not Debating — Informing

        You’re angry. I posted a civil reply to you resorted to childish insults and name calling (since you had no rational response).

        You’re the only one who can’t seem to let go, trying to have the last word in ever sub-thread. Just watch what happens after I post this.

      • Charles7

        LOL. . . nothing in my reply was “angry.” Funny? Yes. Sarcastic? Yes. Angry? No. Sorry, you just aren’t under my skin in any way. I think people like you who troll comment sections to “inform” the “ignorant” masses are hilarious. And OH so EASY to troll. Just throw out a little comment like, “one of the nine” and watch you go crazy. Like throwing chum into shark infested waters.

        you’ll reply to this, that’s what will happen. . . . or you’ll drive yourself mad all day for not telling me how angry I am and how civil you are. . .. .

        Don’t put that soda can you call a phone in your pocked or you’ll be “one of the nine.”

      • Not Debating — Informing

        As I predicted, you could not resist replying. And you even admit to trolling in your reply. So I guess we’re making progress.

        Your reply was not “funny” or “sarcastic.” It was pathetic. You had no answer because I was right; raw materials cost has little to do with the suitability of a material for a phone housing, and it’s the cost of machining and finishing that drives the production costs.

        You want to try to bluff being knowledgeable. Thenyou run into someone like me, with an engineering career that spanned decades, who wipes the floor with you. And then it drives you crazy. You can’t go head-to-head to defend your BS, so you alternate between accusing them of trolling and admitting you are trying to troll them.

        You wrote: “Don’t put that soda can you call a phone in your pocked or you’ll be “one of the nine.”

        You mean that smartphone I own that is neither an iPhone 6 nor an iPhone 6 Plus? Unlike you, I’m an engineer. It’s not an emotional thing for me. It’s just engineering.

        I still have no idea why anyone would put a large smartphone in their pants pocket and then sit on it. That’s a level of stupid that’s just astounding.

      • Charles7

        Wow. . . so much energy put into something for someone who isn’t angry.

        Just let it go. .. come on troll, you can do it. Don’t be so emotional!

      • Not Debating — Informing

        Those of us who aren’t angry can focus our energies into posting content rather than being enraged.

      • Charles7

        You seem VERY angry now. . . .

        Seems like you can’t let go of the fishing line hooked in your mouth.

        Troll being trolled!

      • Not Debating — Informing

        Not angry at all. Just waiting for you to admit that you were wrong.

      • Charles7

        AWWWWW. . . . do you really feel that bad about yourself that you need someone to stroke your ego, someone to say you are correct about something NO ONE CARES about?

        Are you really that sad and pathetic?

    • MWatson

      Please define general use? What is general use for you might not be general use for me and vice versa. That’s as silly as saying GM should just make a car that’s for everyone, they don’t need to make a Corvette or the Chevy pick up…

      • Charles7

        Hey, that’s what John Chen said. Take it up with him.

      • MWatson

        I happen to agree with JC. I don’t care to watch videos on my phone, no time to play games, can get the info I need on my browser, never bank on my phone, but can text, tweet, message etc. on my phone so it works. It’s the previous poster who is claiming that he wants a “general use phone” in response to your quoting JC.

      • Charles7

        I know right. . . cause who could ever use a “general use device” for those things. . . .

        /sssssssss

  • Dean

    I love my BlackBerry. Note: We have nothing but Macs in our home, Mini’s & Mac book Pro’s.
    I guess I don’t understand where your’re going with this article. There are very good Twitter apps and even an Instagram app specifically for BlackBerry users. I think a great question that could and should be ask us “what is BlackBerry doing about improving their app support. Going thru Android is not enough to gain better market share. I don’t get how it’s tweeted and by what/who does it. This idea that if you don’t have one brand over another when 2 companies dominate the market is bad for consumers and the economy. I like having more choices and platforms to choose from.