Friday, November 21, 2008

Bring on the Concussion Grenades

Quel coincidence!
As I blogged yesterday, in this week's Post column I interviewed a cartoonist. I asked Norm Feuti, creator of the comic strip Retail, to offer business tips to Canada's beleaguered shopkeepers on the eve of the Xmas shopping season. (You can read that article here.)

Now, more evidence that cartoonists know what's goin' on. Here is today's Retail strip.

And now read the opening lines of this Reuters news article commenting on today's launch in New York City of the new BlackBerry Storm: it's RiM's first touch-screen device.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of people lined up at some Verizon Wireless stores on Friday to buy the BlackBerry Storm, the first touch-screen phone from Research In Motion that aims to compete with Apple's iPhone.

More than 200 people had waited at a Verizon store in mid-town Manhattan early in the morning, many of whom were turned away after it ran out of the new phones less than an hour after opening at 8 a.m. The angry customers caused a ruckus and police came to restore order.

(Read the complete story here, for as long as it lasts.)

I guess "uprising" wasn't so outrageous a concept after all.

Still, it's nice to see a Canadian product creating such a fuss, isn't it?

Actually, given the current economic climate, it's good to see any product doing well. Consumers still have a pulse!

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