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BlackBerry 'Outraged' Over T-Mobile Promotion

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Top message:  They can't be serious lol. by newjerseybrotha   Feb 18, 2014, 3:53 PM

Replying to:  Ah by Yama Gama   Feb 18, 2014, 8:31 PM

Re: Ah

by T Bone    Feb 18, 2014, 10:10 PM

I kind of doubt it is legal, I also doubt that T-Mobile is doing this on its own without any pressure from Google. If T-Mobile wants to cut its ties with Blackberry and not renew their contract with Blackberry that is one thing, but to actively come out and tell Blackberry users that they should switch to Android, which let's be honest, is what they mean....and to do this while T-Mobile is still legally and contractually bound to Blackberry as a marketing makes no sense.....don't renew your contract fine, but actively discouraging people from buying a product that T-Mobile is still contractually bound to sell? And indeed, while Blackberry is still PAYING THEM to push Blackberry products? And they do the exact opposite?

No, I seriously doubt this is legal.

Imagine if you walked into a Burger King and encountered a sign announcing that if you want to buy Coca Cola, that you should really get a Dr Pepper instead....and imagine they did this while still being contractually obligated to sell Coke products and while receiving money from Coca Cola to market Coke.....'oh sure, we're not going to take Coke off the menu, it's still technically there, we're just going to tell anyone who tries to order one that they can't have it'

Would Burger King be fulfilling its legal obligation to Coke if they did that?

Sure, everyone agrees that Burger King can sell whatever they want, but if they don't want to sell Coke anymore they have to wait for the contract with Coke to expire and then refuse to sign a new one, they can't have a contract with Coke to push Coke products and then turn around and refuse to actually sell Coke to customers....

And that is what T-Mobile is doing here.

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