Taking Action to Stop Leaks | Inside BlackBerry

The link below is pulled directly from the Blackberry.com blog. It’s an entry from the CEO himself. It would seems he’s a little miffed at all the device specs, images and prototype leaks. What do you think?

“One of the most frustrating things for all of us at BlackBerry is when a critical and confidential project is reported in the media before we are ready to discuss it. Leaks are, at their best, distracting, and at their worst downright misleading to our stakeholders. The business implications of a leak are seldom advantageous.

This is why I want to make you aware that, right now, we are pursuing legal action against a party who stole confidential information about a future BlackBerry product and made that information public. This person falsely posed as an employee of one of our carrier partners to obtain access to secured networks.

I recognize that, in some cases, the leaks reflect people’s genuine interest in BlackBerry. There are a lot of people whose enthusiasm for our company and our products makes them want to know what we will do next — and that can be a tremendous asset for us as a brand. But, when curiosity turns to criminality, we must take strong action.”

If it’s one thing I learned, 2 months of insanely detailed leaks out of HTC on their just-released HTC One (M8) did nothing but peak my interest and get me excited for launch day. The one thing they held to the vest the most was in-store availability from Verizon which is very pleasing. Has their been a downside because of all of those leaks? I’m not so sure.

Taking Action to Stop Leaks | Inside BlackBerry.