MG Siegler in TechCrunch on the upcoming media hysteria over yet another iPhone killer; this one a BlackBerry.
The problem with the term “iPhone killer” is that it has lost all meaning. Crying it has become the modern day equivalent of crying “wolf.” The G1 was an iPhone killer. The BlackBerry Storm was an iPhone killer. The Palm Pre was an iPhone killer. The Nexus One was an iPhone killer. The list goes on. All of those devices are now dead or dying.
The real problem is that media—mainstream and blogger—love conflict and controversy. It’s the nature of the beast. As to what will kill Apple’s newly released iPhone 4, I suspect it will be iPhone 5.