No dilly-dallying. We’re more than proud to bring you this EXCLUSIVE interview with Boy Genius. The mobile industry’s (supposed) worst enemy weighs in on more information than you can handle. He touches on information about the rumoured white Pearl, the BlackBerry 8800, and… the 9XXX series? You bet. We’ve got it all here for you and exclusively on BlackBerry Cool. Thanks again to Boy Genius for taking the time to talk with us.
Boy Genius, when I interview someone, I like to call them by their first name… so?
Rats. Ok. So can you tell us how you got to where you are today with the status of Boy Genius, impressive wireless informant?
It all started out of a love for technology really…phones, computers, gadgets whatever it was. I started really getting involved in knowing when every new phone was coming out, and would buy them the first day they came out. Then my contacts grew and I started getting prototypes…thats when things changed.
What was your first device?
Startac – then it was the vader, V8160 or whatever it was.
What devices are you currently using? Which is your favourite?
I always have seperate phones. One dedicated voice, and a BlackBerry, then other devices just to mess around with. Right now I’m using a prototype Motorola phone (no, can’t tell you what it is yet) BlackBerry 8700 and a Treo 750. Shoutout to Cingular and the 850 band!
Speaking of Cingular, what happened with your Pearl release information? Your leaks in the past have been perfection. How’d you miss the mark?
I pride myself on accurate info or I won’t post it. Did I drop the ball on this one? No. The information I got was off an internal Cingular Pearl presentation which clearly stated the Pearl would start shipping November 21st, I believe it was, that was moved up from November 28th. As we all found out it looks like they went back to November 28th. We as journalist can only report what we feel is credible. If a major carrier has a screwed up launch it’s not our problem. People can whine about it but at the end of the day, we leaked something that was credible and Cingular dropped the ball – not us. All we do is bring people the news, and info. They can then make their own decision.
So it’s not the bloggers’ fault then for spreading it like wild fire?
No, of course it’s not the bloggers’ fault, we do what we do best. Blog. Put it like this: if there wasn’t a huge hype over the Cingy pearl would you have posted as many articles as you did? No. The people who frequent our sites drive the articles and we try and give them what they want.