John Chen takes a jab at Apple, ridiculing the iPhone’s battery life and calls iPhone users who desperately search for power outlets a “wall hugger”
A Tree Hugger refers to a slang, sometimes derogatory, term for environmentalists[Wikipedia] and while we couldn’t find the meaning of a “Wall Hugger,” BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen defines Wall Huggers as a bunch of apologetic iPhone fanboys who are constantly in search of a wall jacket to power their iPhones.
The new BlackBerry CEO was speaking at Oasis Montgomery Summit when asked about the surging popularity of the iPhone. Chen took the opportunity to take a jab at Apple, ridiculing iPhone’s battery life which isn’t able to last 24-hours.
“I call you guys wall huggers,” Chen remarked in jest.
While Chen might be overwhelmed with the responsibility of repositioning a struggling company that has lost relevance in the smartphone world, it’s not surprising to see desperation in his comment, obviously trying to redirect some attention away from the iPhone and place the searchlight on BlackBerry that blindly holds to the notion that the rest of the world will come back for physical qwerty keyboards.
Although, there is some kind of truth in Chen statement, iPhone batteries may not be all that great, but it’s iPhone users who make it look so weak with the load of apps they constantly churn into the device. Unaware to them, most of the apps they download suck the life out their phones. Improving the iPhone battery life isn’t a myth, it can really be accomplished.
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