BG is a gadget enthusiast who's been able to get a toe into the back door of a fairly tight-lipped, NDA-suppressed industry. It's really as simple as him having an audience and him providing entertainment, information, etc. to those persons. Some close to the industry or operating within the industry may not like his tactics or what he's reporting, but this has been going on longer than any of us were even born and will continue on and on until whenever. He's one of about 2-3 people who have gained recent notoriety in this particular niche market of news, so he is among the 'elite' if you will. The attitude he carries is nothing more than youthful confidence. Honestly, there are more points to argue than him being pompous.
Anyhow, I'd like to say 'thanks' to Steve for providing the interview and article.
...objectively looking at the industry of leaking information that is typically confidential, do we think it best to protect an industry (a faceless entity) or consumer interest? I don't want to plan on getting a new device when a newer one is being released next week and the former being EOL'd within 2 months of the latter's launch. No offense to the cellular device market, but with the abundance of devices being released (RIM has started picking up the pace as well), these sort of leaks are almost welcomed and encouraged in the day and age of 10 second device life cycles. If the industry wants it to change, start focusing more on R&D and QA to develop a quality product rather than focusing on quantity (not focused at RIM but rather the Motorolas and Nokias and LGs and Samsungs of the industry).