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RIM Trying To Woo Customers With Porn, Gambling Apps?

timothy posted about 2 years ago | from the what-kind-of-job? dept.

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AZA43 writes "Everybody knows that BlackBerry-maker RIM is hurting these days. But is it hurting enough to try to attract new customers with the promise of porn and/or gambling apps? A new rating system added to RIM's BlackBerry App World store suggests that it just may be that desperate. The new 'Adult' rating covers, 'graphic sexual content, graphic nudity,' 'graphic violence,' and gambling apps 'as permitted by law.' And that suggests RIM will allow this kind of content into App World, in stark contrast to Apple's no-porn-on-the-iPhone stand."

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I dunno, are they? (5, Insightful)

jhoegl (638955) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154517)

Why are you asking a question... isnt reporting supposed to answer questions?
It is like when the news asks "Why are gas prices so high?" and then never answer it, but instead focus on the woes of the common person having to pay $200/week because they opted in on that oversized pickup that made their penis seem bigger.

Rant Off....

Re:I dunno, are they? (1)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154579)

What about the poor folks like me, having to pay $100 a week because we got one of the tiny non-phallus-enhancing ones?

It sucks for everyone.

On the bright side, my non-compensation helps me compensate. It's kind of a reverse psychology :P

Re:I dunno, are they? (2)

masternerdguy (2468142) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155071)

Except for me because I ride the bus. My transit costs total to 30 dollars a month exactly. Get with the program.

Re:I dunno, are they? (1)

hldn (1085833) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155429)

and except for me because i ride a bike, my transit costs total to 0 dollars a month exactly. get with the program.

Re:I dunno, are they? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39155449)

Must be nice, where I live you're looking at $100+ a month for transit, and then you get to spend the occasional half hour in the snow when your bus doesn't show up wondering what you pay for.

Re:I dunno, are they? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39155605)

comedy, sounds like you live in shitsville, usa or are just speculating on public transit. I've ridden minneapolis buses and trains for 7 years and have had a no-show exactly once and a dozen or so that were 10 minutes off schedule due to bad weather. anyone that claims a private auto fairs better is a liar. I know this because I tool past you on the interstate 40mph faster than every private auto, every morning.

Re:I dunno, are they? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39155701)

I used to live in Minneapolis too, it was faster to ride my bicycle than it was to take the bus.

Re:I dunno, are they? (1)

hrimhari (1241292) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155719)

Funny that you would think every town works exactly like Minneapolis and that people having different experiences must be liars.

In Montréal, Québec, the monthly transit pass costs $ 75.50. When there's a snow storm, some buses simply disappear. It's not what I'd call a pleasant return home to wait 1h+ under -20oC for a bus that won't come. And there's no service status information for buses. When I depended on that service, I decided to walk 40 min to get to the subway instead of waiting.

On the other hand, it could have taken 40m (1h if we want to be really pessimistic) to drive back home on the same weather conditions instead of 20min under normal conditions.

Re:I dunno, are they? (1)

masmullin (1479239) | more than 2 years ago | (#39156035)

$75 ?? In TO before I left 3 years ago, bus passes were up to $125/month, and I experienced the same shitty service you received.

Re:I dunno, are they? (0)

swalve (1980968) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155475)

It costs a lot more than that, it is just that someone else is subsidizing the rest.

Re:I dunno, are they? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39155645)

You ride the short bus. At least in my world of DC, expect to easily pay $200+ to take transit to work each month.

Re:I dunno, are they? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39155671)

I walk everywhere. I use my oversized penis as a third leg which makes everything quicker!

Re:I dunno, are they? (2)

Gavagai80 (1275204) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155245)

You apparently opted to live nowhere near your work. Gas is cheap if you're not driving an unreasonable amount.

Re:I dunno, are they? (1)

Sollord (888521) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155529)

Yes because moving and finding reasonable rent next to where one works is so easy these days. I can pay lower rent and more for gas or higher rent and less for gas by living a few blocks closer to where I work but I'd be paying $200-$300 more a month in rent but at least the gas bill is less!

Re:I dunno, are they? (2)

Penguinisto (415985) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154691)

To hell with that - they forgot an even bigger question:

What in the unholy hell are all the BES admins going to do about this? Upgrade their server (bleah), or pray for patches, or build a ginormous blacklist, or...?

Re:I dunno, are they? (1)

jhoegl (638955) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154887)

Why answer something that may be inconsequential, since the question is still out there if RIM will do this or not?

Re:I dunno, are they? (2)

PsychoSlashDot (207849) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155001)

To hell with that - they forgot an even bigger question:

What in the unholy hell are all the BES admins going to do about this? Upgrade their server (bleah), or pray for patches, or build a ginormous blacklist, or...?

I suspect BES admins will use the existing policies to deny users permission to install applications.

Any shop that's got pornanoia will already have architecture in place to filter content the hypothetical BBBoobies app will need to reach. Because accessing web content is all done through the BES MDS, it won't really be any different.

Any shop that allows their users to do whatever they want probably won't suddenly change.

Re:I dunno, are they? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39154943)

It's okay. Apple -> no adult == Censorship! Oh noes!

RIM => Adult okay == Woo custom with porn!

So, um. What are we happy with?

Uhhhh (5, Insightful)

M0j0_j0j0 (1250800) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154525)

Why not! are they like a catholic company or something!!

Re:Uhhhh (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39154725)

Exactly. And then there is Apple.

Steve Jobs: I don't want porn on the iPhone, but I'll fuck over anyone who gets in my way and sue the little guys into oblivion if they so much as think of getting out of line.

Which is more obscene?

Re:Uhhhh (1)

BasilBrush (643681) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155241)

People think not having porn in the App Store is the big issue. But no, people generally get porn on a web browser, not in an app. So the real obstacle in the way of porn on the iPhone is the lack of a Flash, as most porn sites still use Flash Video.

However that's becoming less of a differentiating point, given that Android is dropping Flash too.

The porn industry will always find a way though. I'm sure there are specialist iPhone and Android porn sites.

Re:Uhhhh (1)

PCM2 (4486) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155409)

People think not having porn in the App Store is the big issue. But no, people generally get porn on a web browser, not in an app.

I like the way you think! Do you have a newsletter?

Re:Uhhhh (3, Funny)

Deorus (811828) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155799)

If porn was allowed in the App Store, imagine how creative the multitouch apps could become on the iPad... I am already thinking of a cunnilingus training app...

Re:Uhhhh (3, Insightful)

stanlyb (1839382) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155373)

So, you have a choice: Either fuck and have BB, or be fucked and have iPhone......
Is this really a choice?

Re:Uhhhh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39154925)

Why not! are they like a catholic company or something!!

No, sorry. Adults only.

Re:Uhhhh (0)

BasilBrush (643681) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155219)

Blackberry is the phone of choice for organised crime as was revealed very clearly in the London riots. So maybe they've decided to embrace the dark side further.

Re:Uhhhh (4, Insightful)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155291)

Blackberry is the phone of choice for organised crime as was revealed very clearly in the London riots. So maybe they've decided to embrace the dark side further.

Well, yes, politicians have been using Blackberries for years. Try and keep up.

Re:Uhhhh (1)

AchilleTalon (540925) | more than 2 years ago | (#39156163)

Playbook will now cum with a dildo since pricing down wasn't enough and the name of the device would then be plently justified.

Really? (1)

slacker22 (1614751) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154529)

I'm not even sure App-facilitated access to porn would be even a latent concern for me the next time I buy a smart-phone. What could compete with the glory of undulating breasts in 1080p?

Re:Really? (5, Insightful)

VinylRecords (1292374) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154555)

What could compete with the glory of undulating breasts in 1080p?

How about a real woman's breasts undulating in front of you?

Re:Really? (2)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154599)

But that's expensive! ... also some of us hate going out and playing that whole game anyway. Just about the only chance I'm getting any is a coworker or someone knocking on my door... and I doubt the last one ever happens.

Re:Really? (4, Funny)

auLucifer (1371577) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154697)

... or someone knocking on my door...

I've seen enough Pizza related movies to see where you're going with this

Re:Really? (1)

Penguinisto (415985) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154701)

How about a real woman's breasts undulating in front of you?

You forgot which website you posted this on again, didn't you?

Re:Really? (0, Flamebait)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154789)

Still, mobile porn is pathetic. I don't have a problem with porn in general, in fact, I do enjoy watching the occasional black cock with the dimensions of a 24 oz. can of Miller pulling a petite white or Asian inside out every now and then.

But mobile porn is kinda creepy. People who enjoy mobile porn strike me as the kind of people who beat off in the bathroom stalls at work because they can't wait to get home to rub one off. And the people who watch mobile porn also like to show it to their friends, as if trying to start a circle-jerk. No thanks.

Re:Really? (1)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154759)

What could compete with the glory of undulating breasts in 1080p?

How about a real woman's breasts undulating in front of you?

If they're anything like Cowboy Neil's man-boobs, DO NOT WANT.

Re:Really? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39155887)

Woot Roxannes.

Re:Really? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39155939)

So, you think I should go to a strip club?

Awaiting instructions!

Huh? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39154535)

Why would that be "desperate"?

Porn app on the iPhone? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39154551)

I know my iPod touch had a porn app... it was called Safari.

I hope the gambling apps will be tested to be fair (3, Interesting)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154565)

I hope the gambling apps will be tested to be fair and 100% legal in areas as permitted by law.

Now why can we in the US have legal on line sports betting?

Re:I hope the gambling apps will be tested to be f (1)

Algae_94 (2017070) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155003)

Um, you can't. It might be available to you, but so was online poker at one point. The legalities either haven't been pushed through the courts or, more likely, the feds have not decided to exert their immense pressure on these on line betting places.

Re:I hope the gambling apps will be tested to be f (2)

PsychoSlashDot (207849) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155015)

I hope the gambling apps will be tested to be fair and 100% legal in areas as permitted by law.

If by "fair" you mean "heavily weighted in the favor of the company who runs it", I'm sure your hopes will be satisfied.

Less Puritanical (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39154573)

RIM is from Canada: fewer puritans, healthier attitude towards sex.

Re:Less Puritanical (1)

Penguinisto (415985) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154723)

...especially in the corporate world, where the vast majority of Blackberries in use are.

(I suspect Canada has sexual harassment laws, yes? This one's begging to spawn a few.)

Re:Less Puritanical (-1, Troll)

aristotle-dude (626586) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155435)

RIM is from Canada: fewer puritans, healthier attitude towards sex.

Watching pornography on your phone has nothing to do with "sex". Sex requires two people and some would argue two sexes. Masturbation does not count as sex.

A healthier attitude towards sex would be to not automatically equate nudity with sex and to have sex with an actual human being you have strong feelings for.

But you go ahead and continue telling yourself that pornography and/or prostitutes are a healthy substitute for an actual relationship if that makes you feel better.

no-porn + app store lock in = anit trust MS / appl (0)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154577)

no-porn + app store lock in = anit trust
  MS and apple look out.

Re:no-porn + app store lock in = anit trust MS / a (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39154623)

what?

look out for what? "anit trust"?

I'm not sure you understand what anti trust is all about... but yea, keep on nerd ragin' away. JOE DRAGON!

Re:no-porn + app store lock in = anit trust MS / a (2)

UnknowingFool (672806) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154643)

Antitrust does not and has never meant "it doesn't have all the options I want". One of the criteria monopoly tests is that no substitutes exist. Since Android does have that option, you are out of luck trying to argue that in court.

They're done (-1, Troll)

koan (80826) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154585)

It's over for RIM, and any move in this direction solidifies that end.

Sign of the End approaching (4, Insightful)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154593)

I usually associated the impending death of shopping centers with the presence of video stores, like Blockbuster. Dollar stores are also a sign things are less than fashionable in the prospective renter department.

RIM going in this direction is effectively encouraging undesirable, unfashionable business, which could be their death knell. Sure, there's a market for such things, but it's not going to be in the board room, sensitive as business is regarding Harrassment claims.

Re:Sign of the End approaching (1)

stephanruby (542433) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155943)

Sure, there's a market for such things, but it's not going to be in the board room, sensitive as business is regarding Harrassment claims.

It's better that they be upfront about it, so that this stuff can be properly filtered out, than to do like Apple and still allow soft porn/adult content without labeling it as such [apple.com] .

anti climatic (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39154603)

"Woo Customers With Porn..."

Could be anti climatic due to the slowness of blackberry.

A new low (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39154605)

Are you fucking serious? Porn? Just because there is an adult rating you equate it with porn?

Why not just change the name of this site to the "Apple Felcher's Worship Site" and get it over with?

Re:A new low (0, Flamebait)

whisper_jeff (680366) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155199)

Yeah. Porn. Did you even click on the link? Here, I'll make it easy for you - here's the graphic that spells it out - http://blogs.cio.com/sites/cio.com/files/u80/BB_AppWorldRatings.jpg [cio.com]

Heck, I'll even write it out for you in case you're not even willing to click on one link - "Graphic sexual content, graphic nudity, or content appropriate only for or legally restricted to persons at least 18 years of age."

If that doesn't describe porn than I don't know what does. Porn.

Re:A new low (5, Insightful)

whisper_jeff (680366) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155237)

As a follow up to my own post (after reader through more links), I am baffled where the author of the article got that graphic because RIM's dev blog has a different graphic - http://rimdevblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/app-world-content-rating-1.jpg [wordpress.com] - and it has a very different limit to sexual content.
  To quote:

"Black Berry App World will not accept apps with graphic nudity."

So, while the article's graphic pretty clearly does describe porn, I am baffled as to where that graphic came from...

Seems like quite the FUD to me...

Professional? (0)

DigiShaman (671371) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154609)

Blackberrys were mainly used because of the messaging capabilities, security, and corporate centralized control they provided. For RIM to be moving in this marketing direction seems like an unprofessional use of the products whom they cater to.

Blackberry's thought process (5, Funny)

dontPanik (1296779) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154669)

Yeah? Well, I'm going to go build my own mobile marketplace! With blackjack, and hookers! In fact, forget the mobile marketplace!

freedom (4, Insightful)

Lehk228 (705449) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154673)

blackberries have had "sideloading" and ability to load audio files as ringers and chimes since forever, they have always been more respecting of personal freedom, i can load any compatible and signed OS image regardless of what my carrier wants bundled. only thing i could ask for would be the ability to load OS images signed by other parties/ untrusted keys and simply have the security chip authenticate only against things that recognize the other signing keys as meaningful

Double standards (5, Interesting)

fiannaFailMan (702447) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154763)

Slightly on topic, I always wondered why "sex and violence" are mentioned in the same breath so much. It's usually by people who have hang-ups about sex. They want to portray sex as a bad thing, so they always bracket it in with violence which is unquestionably bad. It's a bit like Sen McCarthy who tried to smear the Screen Actors' Guild by repeatedly asking "Have you ever been a member of the Communist Party or the Screen Actors' Guild", implying that the two were related. Or like clueless bookstore managers who group Sci Fi and Fantasy in together as if they're the same genre.

However these people do more than consider sex and violence to be equally reprehensible, they actually consider sex to be worse than violence. Hence it's okay for a TV show to show someone getting their head sliced off and blood everywhere, but God forbid if anyone should get a glimpse of a nipple, vagina, penis, and other such parts of the human body which (practical though they may be) are evil! Murder? Fine. Lovemaking?! Think of the children!!

I'm speaking of American TV of course. Other parts of the world have less Victorian attitudes to sex.

Re:Double standards (2)

Dhalka226 (559740) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155405)

I agree with most of what you said, with one notable exception: Violence is not unquestionably bad. It may be unfortunate, but there are plenty of times it is not only fully justified, but the right thing to do.

Re:Double standards (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39156057)

Right! Like when I get drunk, or the wife doesn't cook dinner.

Re:Double standards (1)

martin-boundary (547041) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155541)

It's a bit like Sen McCarthy who tried

What? Kelli McCarthy is a senator now? Do the other senators know where that American flag has been? ;-)

Poker, oh yes! (2)

Lawmeister (201552) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154787)

I would love to be able to play on PokerStars or BC's PlayNow.com while watching TV - no longer hindered by cables or relatively unwieldy laptops.

Bah (2)

no-body (127863) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154891)

Article smacks right into the tormented relationship of people with sex (power and money).

Got nothing else to worry about?

Good that the page has a thumb-down button.

RIM is a Canadian company - people may not be as burdened there

Didn't JVC patent this technology (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39154923)

worked for VHS.

Desparate or Freemarket? (4, Insightful)

bityz (2011656) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154955)

Normally /. is up in arms over any attempt to censor developers. Now somebody is saying "we won't censor developers, but we will make it easy for users to self-select" and they're getting trashed for it.

Seems a little hypocritical.

Lame story (4, Funny)

Tridus (79566) | more than 2 years ago | (#39154957)

What, you mean some company doesn't impose their pathetic puritanical standards on their customers? OMG alert the presses!

Re:Lame story (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39155399)

What, you mean some company doesn't impose their pathetic puritanical standards on their customers? OMG alert the presses!

From a canadian/european point of view, this is normal.

From an american/puritan point of view, it is sadly news-worthy and bash-worthy.

One Word . . . . (4, Interesting)

wirehead_rick (308391) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155033)

Genius.

It seems the power of porn and technology has been underestimated over and over.

Porn drove the Video Cassette business and is probably responsible for VHS defeating the superior Beta format.

It is also probably responsible for the huge early popularity of the Internet.

Barring backlash from prudish regulators this move can't be underestimated . . .

Re:One Word . . . . (1)

Mitreya (579078) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155893)

Porn drove the Video Cassette business and is probably responsible for VHS defeating the superior Beta format.

I hear that "superior" Beta format also lost because it was more expensive and would (for a while) insist on 60 minute limitation to avoid compromising quality. Even when movies clearly needed more than 1hour. "Technically superior" and "worth the price for a buyer" are rarely the same thing.

What MORONS! (2)

musixman (1713146) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155069)

Idiots, those over payed executives surely do not have expendable income to spend on fucking & gambling! This is the best idea I've ever heard come out of rim so far.

Wrong (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39155209)

Just because they accept mature content on their network you flag them as desperate? Who the hell approve article here?

Seems like FUD (5, Informative)

whisper_jeff (680366) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155257)

I posted this elsewhere in the discussion but it might get buried and missed. While the article has an interesting graphic which describes an adult rating that clearly includes porn ( http://blogs.cio.com/sites/cio.com/files/u80/BB_AppWorldRatings.jpg [cio.com] ), the actual RIM dev blog ( http://devblog.blackberry.com/2011/11/blackberry-app-world-content-ratings/?CPID=TWDNPI&Date=113011 [blackberry.com] ) has an entirely different graphic ( http://rimdevblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/app-world-content-rating-1.jpg [wordpress.com] ) which _prohibits graphic sexual content._

I don't know about you but I think I'll take my information from the actual source and chalk this article up to nothing more than FUD...

Sex sells (0)

erick99 (743982) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155401)

Sex does sell and it sells well. But, it's painful to watch a company that was once so very great, reducing itself to offering porn & gambling to garner some market share. It might even work - but it would be the kind of success that makes you want to take a shower to get the ugly off.

Good timing! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39155443)

When I first read this on Slashdot, under the description /. shows "Read the 69 comments". Perfect timing. Shame on you /.

CIO.com losers (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39155627)

Dear CIO.com - I just wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you to the electronic age and to the Internet. Just a tip for you that pornography and gambling (the work of the very devil himself) is readily available on nearly every open and closed platform, mobile or fixed that exists today.

I can appreciate your wanting to elevate your cute little website by attempting to cast RIM in a bad light as Research in Motion is already in the media quite a bit lately. You may as well jump on the bandwagon as it's fashionable to kick someone while they are down it seems. Too bad Microsoft wasn't doing this on their Windows Phone platform too so you could shit on both companies at the simultaneously and be a real champion!

Excellent move stating that you admit to not seeing any apps of "that" nature, and that you think it's "good" that the company is not restricting apps based on content. By doing this, you have successfully convinced me that you are an unbiased contributor that has nothing personal against RIM. I trust you have no ulterior motive at this point - thank goodness you made those comments, I feel much better about your impartiality now.

I wanted to thank-you for crow-barring a quote from Steve Jobs into an article related to RIM. It's really important to always compare what everyone else is doing against Apple. It was a real eye opener knowing that the immortalized Steve Jobs is still protecting all of us users by not permitting pornographic or gambling applications on our phones - what a terrible world it would be if I could play cards or see some tits on my phone. Steve Jobs, thanks for looking out for us.

Mr. Sacco, admit it, you have an iPhone and love it don't you? Fact is, RIM now has a mechanism in place where content can be classified and filtered according to the user. My cable company has pornography channels, but you need to be of age to access those channels. I applaud BlackBerry in not restricting what can be delivered over the App World just because some religious or enlightened asshole has a problem with gambling or porn.

By the way, the BlackBerry PlayBook is great as you can watch porn on it, spunk on the display and easily clean if off.

Dear CIO dot COM (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39155689)

I just wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you to the electronic age and to the Internet. Just a tip for you that pornography and gambling (the work of the very devil himself) is readily available on nearly every open and closed platform, mobile or fixed that exists today.

I can appreciate your wanting to elevate your cute little website by attempting to cast RIM in a bad light as Research in Motion is already in the media quite a bit lately. You may as well jump on the bandwagon as it's fashionable to kick someone while they are down it seems. Too bad Microsoft wasn't doing this on their Windows Phone platform too so you could take a dump on both companies simultaneously and be a real champion!

Excellent move stating that you admit to not seeing any apps of "that" nature, and that you think it's "good" that the company is not restricting apps based on content. By doing this, you have successfully convinced me that you are an unbiased contributor that has nothing personal against RIM. I trust you have no ulterior motive at this point - thank goodness you made those comments, I feel much better about your impartiality now.

I wanted to thank-you for crow-barring a quote from Steve Jobs into an article related to RIM. It's really important to always compare what everyone else is doing against Apple. It was a real eye opener knowing that the immortalized Steve Jobs is still protecting all of us users by not permitting pornographic or gambling applications on our phones - what a terrible world it would be if I could play cards or see some boobies on my phone. Steve Jobs, thanks for looking out for us.

Mr. Sacco, admit it, you have an iPhone and love it don't you? Fact is, RIM now has a mechanism in place where content can be classified and filtered according to the user. My cable company has pornography channels, but you need to be of age to access those channels. I applaud BlackBerry in not restricting what can be delivered over the App World just because some religious or enlightened mental case has a problem with gambling or porn.

By the way, the BlackBerry PlayBook is great as you can watch porn on it, splunk on the display and easily clean if off. Gotta do this anyways, because you always get fingers prints on the screen - good opportunity for some house keeping!

Thats what I call a RIM Job (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#39155723)

thank you thank you -- i'll be performing tonite at RIM Joint

I don't recall any time (1)

Stan92057 (737634) | more than 2 years ago | (#39155937)

I don't recall any time RIM saying they have the same morals as apple claims it has. Like it or not sex sells and it looks like RIMs going to feel out the water They owe it to their stockholders to try whatever they can to make money.
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