@evleaks its up your butt— Leigh Momii (@jetleigh) May 6, 2014
Chances are if you’ve read about a mobile device leak or have seen leaked pictures within the past couple years, it originated from @evleaks. The extremely credible leaker has become one of the best sources for information in the field of mobile devices. While some may not agree with the idea of leaks, Leigh Momii, product manager for HTC, decided to share her feelings and took the time yesterday to respond to an @evleaks tweet.
In response to @evleaks tweet “The coolest M8 Prime feature isn’t even on the spec sheet…”, Momii let loose her inner fifth-grader by tweeting an insulting “it’s up your butt”, unintentionally acknowledging the existence of the HTC M8 Prime.
Although product leaks are unfortunate, they are becoming a growing part of the industry. Over the past couple years some of the best devices have been leaked online, well before their intended release date. While the leaks provide amazing news for technology websites like Neowin, it causes horrific nightmares for PR teams, product managers, and affected companies.
While it’s not difficult to understand this type of response, it is hard to understand why a product manager would actually respond publicly. As of this post the tweet is still live and has 40 RT’s and 80 favorites.