by William White | February 19, 2014 11:10 am
Blackberry’s (BBRY) CEO and customers were angered by a recent T-Mobile (TMUS) ad suggesting that those with Blackberry phones should switch to Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone.
The ad was an email sent to T-Mobile customers that stated that an iPhone5s would be a good choice for Blackberry users. This resulted in both fans of the brand and the company’s CEO John Chen directing angry messages at T-Mobile. The company’s fans took to social media to express their rage over the suggestion and Chen stated in a blog that the ad was “clearly inappropriate and ill-conceived marketing promotion,” reports the Huffington Post.
Here are a few examples of angry Blackberry fans on Twitter (TWTR).
The outrage that followed the iPhone promotion resulted in T-Mobile CEO John Legere releasing a statement that assured Blackberry customers that they didn’t have to abandon their devices or loyalty and that T-Mobile would still support the company, the Huffington post notes.
BBRY stock was down 3% as of Wednesday morning.
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