Our heart skips about twelve beats (give or take) everytime a new leak or exciting rumour surfaces. This week saw in-hand shots of the BlackBerry 8800 (or was it the 8900c) leaking (and being promptly removed) onto the interweb. The folks who supply these leaks, like notable Boy Genius, take some decent risks when they put these images out for the world to see. Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s) are pretty big deals in this industry (or any industry, for that matter), and when broken, it could bring a lawsuit to your lap.
So, we’re asking all of you to put yourselves into Boy Genius’ shoes for a minute (they don’t smell that bad). If you happened upon, say, a 9XXX device floating around your office, would you take the chance to snap some shots with your Pearl and leak them? Or would the thought of lawyer fees scare you enough to put that camera away? People have gone so far as to examine desk textures and the like to find out who released the pictures and take them down. So would you take this risk? Why or why not? This week’s winner’ll walk away with three games from Magmic. Oh, and did you see who won last week?