UPDATE: … I was wrong! It isn’t blackberry that was causing the problem although blackberry was certainly asleep at the wheel for allowing Google to pull this crap with their Gdocs Gdrive application for blackberry.
Yes, you heard it right, I finally found out that it was the Google Gdoc Gdrive app that was causing the problem on my Blackberry. I removed Gdocs from my blackberry three days ago and lo and behold I have not gotten the App Of The Day popup for the last three mornings. Very interesting.
Wow. So, I would like to know what in the hell is wrong with Google. Why is Google creating a program that looks like it is coming from the blackberry app world that locks up everybody’s blackberry for a full minute every morning when we are checking our blackberry for the first time that day? It looks like some kind of malicious attack to get people to try an android phone instead of a blackberry.
Shame, shame, SHAME on Google Corporation for pulling this kind of low down disgusting crap. Now I know who to boycott and it isn’t Blackberry. NOW I WILL NO LONGER BE USING ANYTHING MADE BY GOOGLE. PROBLEM SOLVED.
I just got off the phone with Blackberry technical support which I was transferred to from Verizon technical support. They are telling me that the only way for me to get rid of this annoying “App Of The Day” popup is to connect my blackberry to my computer and transfer all of my data to the computer and then erase everything off my blackberry and then do a hard reset of my blackberry to reset everything and then re-install all of my applications and then transfer my information back onto the blackberry from my computer. All of this crap I am supposed to do just to keep this popup from appearing on my crackberry first thing every morning.
Picture this: my experience for the last three mornings: I wake up, I’m happy, I’m making coffee in the kitchen, I’m curious if there are any messages on my blackberry, so I turn on my blackberry and there is a big popup that says “App Of The Day” with only one option to click that says “Download”. Of course I don’t want to download any new app first thing in the morning when I have not even had my coffee yet, so I’m clicking clear, clear, clear, clear, but this “App Of The Day” message has completely locked up my phone and IT WILL NOT GO AWAY for at least twenty seconds of me hitting the clear button on my blackberry. So now, instead of being happy as I make my morning coffee I am actually really angry at blackberry for forcing this SPAM on me first thing in the morning.
I think it is very unethical for Blackberry to force this popup add on us first thing in the morning when they know good and well that most people will not take the time to call technical support to make it go away. And even if I call technical support and spend an hour on the phone with them the best solution they can come up with is to erase all of the data on my phone and reinstall everything from scratch? Seriously?
Well, I’ve got a much better solution:
I WILL NEVER EVER AGAIN PURCHASE ANOTHER BLACKBERRY.