Originally Posted by takeshi
It happens on any
forum site specific to a particular product. Welcome to the intertubes and prepare to be endlessly bothered if the fanboy-ism here bothers you as it's not even the worst of the worst.
Most people have a hard time seeing past their own noses. If it doesn't meet their needs/wants it must be crap. And let's not forget how rampant brand loyalty is in our society. There's really very little to "get" about it.
Just because it happens on most sites, doesn't make it ok. All of the members here should strive to make this better than most internet forums.
I expect better from this forum because it is a blackberry forum, and blackberrys are designed for professionals. I'm a mac owner and I spend time on macrumors and other forums. I see the fanboism there and it bothers me. But I expect that from mac users more than from blackberry users.
With regards your comment about brand loyalty: Most people trash other brands because of their insecurity regarding a choice that they made. People here trash the iPhone to make themselves feel better that they chose blackberry (or are required by work to use a blackberry). I don't need to put down the iPhone to feel better about using a blackberry.
One disclaimer: Now that I think about it, fanboism is fine for people who make their living from blackberry and blackberry-related products and services. Everyone else should grow up, take the high road, and recognize that the iPhone is a great device just like my 8820 and the Bold are great devices.