Originally Posted by PaulMdx
The point is, my device did not come with it out of the box. Thus RIM/O2 forced software onto hardware that *I* own.
It may well be a "service" that RIM offer. I wonder how much revenue they are receiving from FaceBook for it.
Would you be happy if Microsoft put software for MSN Spaces on your PC? No, I thought not.
I totally agree. And although my PC no doubt did come with an MSN icon, at least when I deleted it, it didn't just get pushed straight back to me.
I emailed O2 to complain, and they wrote back helpfully telling me what Facebook is, and how I could use it to build social networks with my friends. Thanks for that... However, I bought my Blackberry as a business tool, and I *really* object to having my provider decide what tools should appear on my main menu.
It would be (just about) acceptable for O2 to email or SMS me to tell me about their exciting new tie-in with Facebook. But to put an icon on my desktop, where there previously wasn't one, without my consent, and not allow me to delete it, is not acceptable to me.
I suggest anyone else who feels the same way emails O2 to tell them so.