Man stabbed at BlackBerry bash
Aggro at RIM party
Research in Motion's latest BlackBerry promotional shindig ended in bloodshed last night after a man was stabbed in the neck at the London event, which was attended by pop singer Jessie J.
Police were called to a Bankside Vaults, Southwark nightclub in Southwalk shortly after midnight after a 30-year-old man was allegedly slashed with a broken bottle after an argument broke out.
A Scotland Yard spokesman today said a 25-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the attack. Meanwhile, the victim is being treated in an east London hospital. His condition was said to be "serious".
The event held was to promote BlackBerry's instant messaging service, BBM, popular with BlackBerry-packing yoof.
That's a market the the manufacturer is increasingly associated with. Among UK consumers with a household income of over £40,000, RIM's handset brand ranks in ninth place behind Apple, Android, Samsung, Nokia and others, according to pollster YouGov's BrandIndex.
To reverse this trend, RIM last week announced it would now focus on its core corporate userbase and hinted it would abandon the consumer market, a move it quickly denied.
But perhaps RIM really should turn its attentions to the juvenile consumer market, rather than focus on the business end. ®
Re: That RIM
BBM = Broken Bottle Messenger?
Then people have the nerver to have a go at punk and metal clubs saying they're violent! At least they know we're going to go nuts and get pissed at metal/punk gigs so they don't serve us glass containers in case someone has a bit too much and starts a punch up. Of course if someone does start a punch they usually get a severe kicking from everyone else for being a complete prick and spoiling everyone else's fun, that's before the bouncers/security get a chance to chuck them out!
You pack a room full of d-list celebs with less talent than a squashed spud, chuck in some coporate sponsorship, invite a load of yobs on the lookout for some cheap "happy-juice" served in glass containers of all thing, nope can't see why that ended in near tragedy!
... because he happened to be carrying a Windows Phone 7...
If he'd bought a Windows Phone 7 he probably stabbed himself in the neck.
Thankfully I've got a Nokia
The most I'm ever going to receive is a cutting remark.
I have an image of a RIM senior executive reading this...
...and then proceeding to hold his head in his hands. Yet more horrible publicity.