Boy Genius posted his opinion after going to the first U2 concert of the North American 360 Tour. It was rumored that the Mobile Album was going to be released yesterday with that concert, but the concert was the only event that took place. Boy Genius stated that there was hardly any advertisements by RIM.
The post describes Boy Genius feeling what many of us would have felt if we had been there. Only a few banners of BlackBerry Loves U2 and a small hot-dog stand like place with a small BlackBerry ad. So why wasn’t there a vendor, or RIM reps representing BlackBerry? Why wasn’t there a screen with BlackBerry? And why hasn’t the Mobile Album been released as of yet? Who’s to say. With as outspoken and political as U2 are, perhaps that was part of the agreement. Perhaps U2 wanted as little signage as possible. Then again, It is an expensive investment RIM has invested in, so where’s the love?
Some of us may feel disappointment, which I do. I was so excited for the Niagara, then Tour, the Mobile Album, and while I have my Tour, I’m still waiting for the Album. Some of us may be confused, why didn’t BlackBerry have more advertisement as a sponsor? Why isn’t U2 showing more support for BlackBerry? I just wonder if the app will be released soon, or at the end of the U2 360 Tour. I love U2, I have since they came out. And their outspoken views and opinions have always been loud. Remember Sun City in Africa? And BlackBerry has been an icon as well, and lately with the Phoenix Coyote ordeal, RIM has had some loud statements as well. They both do and say as they believe, so I refuse to be negative toward either one, but I feel a little deprived. I would like to see the mobile album and see more involvement of both RIM supporting U2 more and U2 promoting their sponsor and showing their support. Any thoughts out there you would like to share?
[via: Boy Genius Report]