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|bawsaq = {{BAWSAQ/Slider}} '''BTR'''
 
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'''Mobile Phones'''
 
'''Mobile Phones'''
 
*[[BitterSweet Email Device|bitterSweet Email Device]]
 
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{{Quote|The original handheld weapon of mass procrastination.|Description at [[Bawsaq.com]].}}
   
The '''BitterSweet''' is a phone company advertised heavily in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''. The BitterSweet is a parody of the [[wikipedia:BlackBerry|RIM Blackberry]] electronic device, and is advertised as highly addictive, and highly annoying. The motto for BitterSweet is ''Be Everywhere. And Nowhere''.
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'''BitterSweet''' ([[BAWSAQ]]: BTR) (stylized as "'''bitterSweet'''") is a phone company advertised heavily in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''. The player can buy stocks from then in the [[Bawsaq.com]] website in GTA V.
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== Bittersweet Advertisements ==
 
[[Image:Bittersweet-GTA4-advert.png|border|right|195px|BitterSweet Phone]]
 
The advertising for the BitterSweet focuses mainly on user testimonials, and prides itself on being "always connected, perpetually disconnected". Commercials focus mainly on the annoyances of the RIM Blackberry, such as loud alerts and a constant blinking red light for unimportant emails, the device taking most of the owners' attention ([http://blog.laptopmag.com/top-ten-signs-youre-a-blackberry-addict The "Blackberry Disease"]) and missing out on family functions. Though the BitterSweet is constantly mentioned in-game, it is not obtainable. Since it is constantly mentioned in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] this may be hinting that this will be the protagonist's cell phone in [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
 
   
==External links==
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==Description==
* [http://www.rockstargames.com/IV/#?page=bitterSweet&content=interactive0 The BitterSweet on Rockstar's site]
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The BitterSweet is a parody of the [[wp:BlackBerry|RIM Blackberry]] electronic device, and is advertised as highly addictive, and highly annoying. The motto for BitterSweet is ''Be Everywhere. And Nowhere''.
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== BitterSweet Advertisements ==
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[[Image:Bittersweet-GTA4-advert.png|thumb|right|195px|BitterSweet Phone]]
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The advertising for the BitterSweet focuses mainly on user testimonials, and prides itself on being "always connected, perpetually disconnected". Commercials focus mainly on the annoyances of the BlackBerry phone, such as loud alerts and a constant blinking red light for unimportant emails, the device taking most of the owners' attention ([http://blog.laptopmag.com/top-ten-signs-youre-a-blackberry-addict The "Blackberry Disease"]) and dismissing family functions. Though the BitterSweet is constantly mentioned in-game, it is not obtainable.
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== Notable Owners ==
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* [[Franklin Clinton]]. His phone is manufactured by BitterSweet, but the operating system is [[Drone]]. (a parody of [[Android]] Operating System.)
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** Strangely, the UI design seems to nearly replicate the characteristics of BlackBerry OS 7.
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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BitterSweet_GTAVe_Franklins_Phone.png|Franklin's phone in [[First-Person View|first-person]].
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Franklin2.jpg|Franklin's BitterSweet as seen on the [[Rockstar Games Social Club|Social Club]] page.
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</gallery>
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==Trivia==
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*Bittersweet is a reference to Blackberry's mobile operating system 'Symphony OS' through The Verve song "Bittersweet Symphony"
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*Sometimes, when you bump into [[Pedestrians|civilians]], they'll yell "My BitterSweet!" in a panicky tone, implying their BitterSweet got damaged.
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*The name is also a pun on a blackberry's taste.
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* The logo is also styled to BlackBerry's font & style.
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* The BitterSweet device's physical keyboard does not follow the QWERTY pattern.
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*Franklin's phone in the [[Grand Theft Auto V#Next-Gen & PC Versions|enhaced version of GTA V]], an originally Samsung-based phone rebranded as a BitterSweet, is a coincidental jab at rumors which circulated in early [[2015]] about a potential BlackBerry purchase by [[wp:Samsung Electronics|Samsung]].
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*The homescreen on Franklin's phone, both previous and current generation, resembles the design used on BlackBerry OS7.
   
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
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==External links==
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* [http://www.rockstargames.com/IV/#?page=bitterSweet&content=interactive0 The BitterSweet on Rockstar's site]
   
 
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Latest revision as of 23:26, September 29, 2015

"The original handheld weapon of mass procrastination."
―Description at Bawsaq.com.

BitterSweet (BAWSAQ: BTR) (stylized as "bitterSweet") is a phone company advertised heavily in Grand Theft Auto IV. The player can buy stocks from then in the Bawsaq.com website in GTA V.

DescriptionEdit

The BitterSweet is a parody of the RIM Blackberry electronic device, and is advertised as highly addictive, and highly annoying. The motto for BitterSweet is Be Everywhere. And Nowhere.

BitterSweet Advertisements Edit

Bittersweet-GTA4-advert

BitterSweet Phone

The advertising for the BitterSweet focuses mainly on user testimonials, and prides itself on being "always connected, perpetually disconnected". Commercials focus mainly on the annoyances of the BlackBerry phone, such as loud alerts and a constant blinking red light for unimportant emails, the device taking most of the owners' attention (The "Blackberry Disease") and dismissing family functions. Though the BitterSweet is constantly mentioned in-game, it is not obtainable.

Notable Owners Edit

  • Franklin Clinton. His phone is manufactured by BitterSweet, but the operating system is Drone. (a parody of Android Operating System.)
    • Strangely, the UI design seems to nearly replicate the characteristics of BlackBerry OS 7.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Bittersweet is a reference to Blackberry's mobile operating system 'Symphony OS' through The Verve song "Bittersweet Symphony"
  • Sometimes, when you bump into civilians, they'll yell "My BitterSweet!" in a panicky tone, implying their BitterSweet got damaged.
  • The name is also a pun on a blackberry's taste.
  • The logo is also styled to BlackBerry's font & style.
  • The BitterSweet device's physical keyboard does not follow the QWERTY pattern.
  • Franklin's phone in the enhaced version of GTA V, an originally Samsung-based phone rebranded as a BitterSweet, is a coincidental jab at rumors which circulated in early 2015 about a potential BlackBerry purchase by Samsung.
  • The homescreen on Franklin's phone, both previous and current generation, resembles the design used on BlackBerry OS7.

See AlsoEdit

External linksEdit

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