BlackBerry posted a tweet yesterday in which it encouraged users to download Twitter for BlackBerry client. The tweet from the BlackBerry’s official account looked perfectly normal — except that it was posted via an iPhone. The irony! Also Read - Jio 5G launch livestream: How to watch JioPhone 5G, JioBook launch event online
First spotted by The Verge, the tweet mentioned that it was posted from ‘Twitter via iPhone’, which would be visible to those who were using the microblogging service from TweetDeck or TweetBot. Also Read - Voila AI Artist: Turn your photos into 3D cartoon avatar with this app, here is how
BlackBerry often speaks highly of its QWERTY keyboard setup used in a range of its smartphones, which according to the company, helps users type faster. However, tweeting from a rival’s device will only send wrong signals to its loyal users, and harm company’s already diminishing reputation.
This isn’t the first time the company or its associate members has been found using an iPhone. Back in 2013, Alicia Keys, who had just been appointed as the new Global Creative Director of the Canadian smartphone manufacturer had tweeted something from an iPhone. She had later deleted the tweet and claimed that her account was hacked.
BlackBerry also has since deleted its offending tweet, though, it hasn’t yet claimed of any security breach.