That’s probably because of the great response the leaked info from BG has been getting from the tech crowd. Not only are business people geeked about the Pearl, so are the geeks — people want this device more than they wanted the Q. It’s also helping RIM make money (or at least RIM’s shareholders, as BBHub pointed out), which makes everything easier for them to swallow.
So that leaves two questions: who is Boy Genius and is RIM actively helping him “leak” information? As to question one, Mr. Snap couldn’t (or wouldn’t) say. Besides, even if we knew, we’d never rat out the BG. As for the second question, that’s a little trickier. It would stand to reason that if RIM does know who Boy Genius is (which they do) and his scoops are helping them (which they are), they would contact him and try to negotiate something — at the very least to try and regain control of the flow of information. This way, they could publicly maintain that staunch secrecy they’re known for, while secretly hyping up their consumer releases. Mr. Snap couldn’t say for sure, but look at it this way: even if they’re not directly feeding Boy Genius information, by allowing him and his ilk to continue, RIM is implicitly aiding them.
So the next time you read an article (like this one in the Globe and Mail, for instance) about how Boy Genius gets all the mad scoops, think about who’s really pulling the strings.
P.S. — No, we can’t tell you who Mr. Snap is. Silly rabbits.