BlackBerry (BBRY +0.6%) is talking with rival OEMs about having BlackBerry Messenger...


BlackBerry (BBRY +0.6%) is talking with rival OEMs about having BlackBerry Messenger pre-installed on their phones, says COO Kristian Tear; the remarks come a month after BlackBerry announced iOS/Android versions of BBM would arrive this summer, exciting some investors and stoking fears among others of less hardware differentiation. BBM claims a base of 61M active users (many of them in emerging markets), with 70% of them using it daily. The iOS/Android apps will face competition from WhatsApp (200M+ users and #2 in Google Play free download rankings), Skype (#3), and Facebook Messenger (#4), among others.

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  • Nazzie
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    see what I am seeing??? $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    5 Jun 2013, 04:56 PM Reply Like
  • LYogi
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    This will be the most epic short squeeze of all time.

     

    Only it is going to play out over 3 years.
    5 Jun 2013, 05:04 PM Reply Like
  • timnpawc
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    Hmmm.
    Hard not to smile.
    Marcap and Knowitall, I think things are becoming clearer. Forward thinking of course.

     

    Samsung should partner with BlackBerry on both BES10 and BBM and be first doing so.

     

    Apple should partner with BlackBerry on both BES10 and BBM and be first doing so.

     

    HTC One should add both services as a additional benefit to an already great phone.

     

    Many other options though...
    5 Jun 2013, 05:25 PM Reply Like
  • gwynfryn
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    I'd expect Lenovo to be among the first, tim; that's one hot company!
    6 Jun 2013, 10:10 AM Reply Like
  • Panoplos
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    I think Lenovo should enter into a partnership with BBRY, license their OS, buy them out...something!

     

    This would be a huge win for both companies, as Lenovo owns China and India, and the Chinese gov't has recently intimated their concern over Android dominance. Lenovo Chairman hints at their interest in BBRY almost every time he interviews in western media.

     

    Long Lenovo; Mentally Long BBRY
    6 Jun 2013, 12:35 PM Reply Like
  • timnpawc
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    I agree

     

    Lenovo is perfect. I was mentioning that one so the shorts don't realize just how perfect a storm this is becoming.

     

    :)

     

    Tim
    6 Jun 2013, 01:57 PM Reply Like
  • KIA Investment Research
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    If a Chinese company (Lenovo) buys BlackBerry or makes devices using BB10, expect these devices to be immediately jettisoned from all US Government agencies (DoD etc.)

     

    "US government claims Huawei and ZTE pose a risk to national security: the accusations, responses, and fallout" http://bit.ly/ZTqrdM

     

    "Like U.S. lawmakers, Brits raise spying fears over Huawei gear
    A new report from the Intelligence and Security Committee in the British Parliament questions the procedures and protocols used that allowed the Chinese telecom-gear maker to expand its operations in that country." http://cnet.co/13ol3xC

     

    "After Years Of Government Scrutiny Over Security Concerns, Huawei Says It’s Quitting The U.S. [UPDATE]" http://tcrn.ch/ZTqrdP

     

    "Senate Bill Calls For Cyberespionage 'Watch List'" http://ubm.io/13ol5FD

     

    Read more: http://bit.ly/ZTqsyi
    6 Jun 2013, 06:48 PM Reply Like
  • timnpawc
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    I am not saying Lenovo will buy BlackBerry.

     

    This article is about BBM.

     

    I think it would be great to have Lenovo put BBM onto it's phones. I don't think the DoD will mind.

     

    Tim
    6 Jun 2013, 07:55 PM Reply Like
  • gwynfryn
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    Mr. K, Lenovo are not Huawei, and are more western style in their openness. Also, they are already n°2 in mobile in China, so it's plausible that any form of merger or partnership could be done outside of China, and thus be free of their government's influence.

     

    It'd be a first, I know, but why not?
    7 Jun 2013, 11:29 AM Reply Like
  • Ziffster
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    Usually I'm not one to party crash... but what I see in this announcement is a huge bearish indicator. It confirms TH's previous statement regarding how far BBM subscribership has fallen this quarter - a massive slide in subscribership since the last quarterly report from 76,000 down to just 61,000. That's a drop of nearly 20%.

     

    This drop is the first news I have seen which makes me question my investment in Blackberry. Luckily their was also some really good news today.

     

    Last week when Verizon announced the Q10 would be available at retail this week and they were now accepting preorders on-line. However, this week they indicated that the devices won't be shipped out to retail outlets before next week Reading between the lines to me that suggests that preorders are so strong that Verizon is having trouble keeping up with demand.
    5 Jun 2013, 05:38 PM Reply Like
  • Ben Learner
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    @ Ziffster

     

    IMO BBM in other platforms is a constructive idea. A great deal of WhatsApp initial success was to fill the messaging gap between BlackBerry and iPhone users. To call now BBM a messaging platform is a colossal understatement.

     

    Sharing BBM is pivotal to BlackBerry regaining subscriber share in the midterm, even if initially some are discouraged to return by having it available in their preferred platforms. In my opinion this, like most things related to Blackberry, is a long term strategy that will prove beneficial.
    5 Jun 2013, 06:16 PM Reply Like
  • timnpawc
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    Ziffster,

     

    61K is incorrect. BlackBerry noted that 61K of 7XK users were active and used BBM service daily.

     

    no bad news, just good news.
    5 Jun 2013, 06:46 PM Reply Like
  • chintan1671
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    The number is 61M not 61K .. it would be dead if the user base of BBM would be 61K
    5 Jun 2013, 07:18 PM Reply Like
  • fjfisher 601
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    Ziffster...of 77 mm blackberry users, 61mm are using bbm... so 16 mm are not including me. You have mis read the article. Not all users of the,bby platform use bbm...so it's not bearish
    5 Jun 2013, 07:19 PM Reply Like
  • timnpawc
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    Oops
    Thanks
    5 Jun 2013, 10:11 PM Reply Like
  • kherman
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    Subscribers hip is eventually going to zero. Why are people shocked to see this number drop monthly anymore?
    5 Jun 2013, 11:11 PM Reply Like
  • Mondego
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    What if they are doing this as a way to get people hooked and then re-instate BB10 exclusivity later on. Talk about sly. Drug dealers wheelin' Crackberries.
    5 Jun 2013, 11:14 PM Reply Like
  • gwynfryn
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    Thanks kh; I didn't know it was hip to subscribe! Looks like I'm too late, anyway...
    6 Jun 2013, 10:13 AM Reply Like
  • mikebator
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    Pre installed on the OS and maybe on the home screen would be an amazing feat. I would like to be a bug on the wall for those talks. BlackBerry showed excellent diplomatic skills when addressing India's concerns about not having access to BlackBerry communications or in other words could not hack it. Tough place to be on the one hand that is a premiere feature of the brand and on the other it's a very important market.

     

    If they can show the same moxy and get them on board BBM would fly faster with more exposure. I wonder if you could offer channels by manufacturer where by APPL could have its own channels to operate on their devices where they could somehow get a slice of the pie as well as a messaging system with BlackBerry security. Just a thought on a potential bone to offer.

     

    This will definitely be an interesting next few weeks.
    5 Jun 2013, 05:40 PM Reply Like
  • Panoplos
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    This is a pipe dream. Apple has FaceTime and iMessage. BBRY is a direct competitor to all Android systems. I am pretty positive about BBRY's future, but it is not driven by this ridiculousness.
    6 Jun 2013, 05:22 AM Reply Like
  • timnpawc
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    Panoplos

     

    I believe you are incorrect sir!

     

    Apple iMessage only talks to iMessage, not even Apple desktop?(not sure)
    How do Apple users talk to Android friends?
    How will American soldiers(DoD resourced) talk to their BlackBerry and Android colleagues? IMessage will be Removed.
    For all of the enterprise users who don't trade in two current phones for one BlackBerry and keep their IOS and Android phones, how will they talk to each other.

     

    BBM
    BBM
    BBM

     

    See a trend here?
    6 Jun 2013, 02:04 PM Reply Like
  • Panoplos
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    We are talking about pre-install. Users and/or enterprises can do whatever they wish after they buy the phones, but there is not a snowball's chance in hell you will see BBM pre-installed in an iPhone or Galaxy.

     

    Also, FaceTime works perfectly on the Mac.
    6 Jun 2013, 04:25 PM Reply Like
  • timnpawc
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    IMessage on Mac?
    Snowball's chance in hell?
    What do you say to....

     

    Lenovo buys BlackBerry hardware business.
    BlackBerry becomes an OS and services business.
    Samsung dumps Android for BB10.
    Stranger things have happened.
    Snowballs' chance in hell? Maybe..
    But I bet you there will be manufacturers with BBM loaded within six months
    6 Jun 2013, 06:01 PM Reply Like
  • KIA Investment Research
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    "Lenovo buys BlackBerry hardware business."

     

    And all these devices would be immediately jettisoned from all US Government agencies (DoD etc.) http://seekingalpha.co...
    6 Jun 2013, 06:53 PM Reply Like
  • timnpawc
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    It was a for instance comment.

     

    Then there would be Snowballs in hell but no blackberries in dod.

     

    Sheesh.
    6 Jun 2013, 07:57 PM Reply Like
  • czxcarr
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    @Zifter 'a massive slide in subscribership since the last quarterly report from 76,000 down to just 61,000'.
    Are you sure on that?
    5 Jun 2013, 05:49 PM Reply Like
  • gordonthebull
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    The 76 million is the total Blackberry subscriber base of which only 61 million subscribers are using BBM
    6 Jun 2013, 03:08 AM Reply Like
  • Doug12234
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    I noticed that, but subscribers are different from BBM users - some users have the phone but do not use BBM messaging.

     

    As well, there are likely more than 73M users of the phone - I for example had a regular data plan with my BB Curve, but did not subscribe to the BB data service, so while I was a 'unit sale', I did not count as a subscriber.
    5 Jun 2013, 06:13 PM Reply Like
  • fjfisher 601
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    Doug is correct, 77 mm bby phone users if which 61mn use bbm...
    5 Jun 2013, 07:21 PM Reply Like
  • Nazzie
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    Agree with most comments. I am totally bullish. I am actually one of those who uses WhatsApp over BBM. But not anymore. Now that I own shares, I am going to start using only BBM. Those who say 'too little too late' will pretty soon ask themselves what the heck they were thinking.

     

    Also, CNBC said there are 75M subscribers. I believe (sorry Perkins) this does not include all the returning $BBRY fans and those who converted from other platforms.

     

    It has been a heck of a rollercoaster. The ups and downs have been exhausting. And more is to come. The only question is - how fast and soon is this rollercoaster going to go to get to $78. That's my target!
    5 Jun 2013, 07:30 PM Reply Like
  • LYogi
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    using my powers of intuition I see a $78 share price sometime in early 2015. Maxing out around $150 in 2016.
    5 Jun 2013, 07:52 PM Reply Like
  • KIA Investment Research
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    Nazzie,

     

    "I am actually one of those who uses WhatsApp over BBM. But not anymore. Now that I own shares, I am going to start using only BBM. "

     

    So your true feelings are that WhatsApp is a better platform but you will change abandon that preference because you hold shares.

     

    Rest assured that there is a very small segment of Blackberry device holders that also hold shares in the company, so this strategy isn't likely to work.

     

    Actually your first statement is most telling "I am actually one of those who uses WhatsApp over BBM" <== THIS is what should drive your investment.
    6 Jun 2013, 02:09 AM Reply Like
  • KIA Investment Research
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    I'm no Yogi, so my vision of $6 in 2015 maxing at $5 in 2016 is probably all wrong.

     

    All I have to go on is the reality of my day-to-day observations.
    6 Jun 2013, 02:11 AM Reply Like
  • Nazzie
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    Nope @ Mr. Knowitall. My true feelings are based on convenience. Frankly, I did not know of any other messaging system (apart from Skype) that allowed cross-platform mobile messaging. It was easier to use only one app. This does not mean I don't get messages to my BBM - but most of my friends especially outside Canada use WhatsApp so I had to as well and decided to use it as my primary messaging app. But if BBM is successful in going viral cross-platform then why would I not use it - especially if I own part of the company?
    6 Jun 2013, 06:35 AM Reply Like
  • Nazzie
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    $6 in 2015 is likely - of course! No one has a crystal ball. But based on my day to day observations, I am of a 'feeling' based on the charts and the company fundamentals that the $6 days are in the past. And if the $BBRY team is smart (which everyone knows by now that Thor is super smart leader) then those days will never be back!

     

    There is stock manipulation going on which has anchored the stock price under $20 - but even the anchor is about to be released ... wait for it and watch. 2013 is the last year to buy this stock at below $20.
    6 Jun 2013, 06:40 AM Reply Like
  • timnpawc
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    MK

     

    Or

     

    He used WhatsApp because he had friends running IOS and Android and now he can upgrade to a more secure multifunction platform for free.
    6 Jun 2013, 02:08 PM Reply Like
  • timnpawc
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    I think MK meant $106 in 2015 and $255 in 2016!!!

     

    BBM video is great, been using it for video conferences. Very easy and reliable quality.
    6 Jun 2013, 02:24 PM Reply Like
  • timnpawc
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    MK

     

    As my comment was deleted, I will repost.

     

    I apologize for suggesting your observations were seen through rose colored glasses.

     

    I don't agree with your suggestion that BlackBerry stock will hit $6 and $5.

     

    Or your observations were not based on 4th quarter last year. Certainly not 1st quarter this year as ER isn't out. Not Verizon saying BlackBerry is key to their strategy. Not 10 countries with BlackBerry making comeback( top five in phone model) Not marcap's Statcounter which shows uptick everywhere BlackBerry devices are released. Not 300 of 500 companies in Fortune 500 testing or already live with BES10. Not news of production increases 3 times in 4 months. Not that Samsung Knox has not been released. Not that IOS has had yet another confirmation that device is hackable. Not that South Africa thinks BlackBerry make the coolest products in the world. Not that the news includes 10 new enterprise wins and zero for IOS or Android.
    7 Jun 2013, 08:37 AM Reply Like
  • Greg Penny
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    Interesting, i have to give BlackBerry credit they have guts, good luck to them with this one.
    5 Jun 2013, 08:59 PM Reply Like
  • Zele
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    60% of USA fortune 500 companies are already using or testing q10,z10and bes10 BlackBerry said on Wednesday.
    Q5 will move in low range
    Z10 and Q10 will move into mid range
    A10 will become new flag ship phone and released for Christmas time...
    5 Jun 2013, 09:40 PM Reply Like
  • dfedak
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    @Ziffster:

     

    Please understand that the # of active users on BBM is not indicative of total BlackBerry subscribers. There is a difference between the number of people that are utilizing BlackBerry Messenger actively, and a BlackBerry subscriber, which, according to BlackBerry's Q3 report is "any user capable of accessing BlackBerry services".

     

    Most importantly:
    Two quarters ago, BBM's active base was 55M. During BlackBerry's keynote at BlackBerry Live, Thorsten stated BBM's active user base was 60M (a couple weeks ago), now BlackBerry claims its 61M. That is one million BBM subs added in a little over 2 weeks!
    5 Jun 2013, 10:02 PM Reply Like
  • timnpawc
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    I am one of the new BBM users. Did a BBM video conference east coast west coast yesterday. Wow!
    5 Jun 2013, 10:17 PM Reply Like
  • Ziffster
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    I don't feel the market as a whole recognizes the potential of this move. As an investor, for a moment try to imagine how you would react if BBM was developed for Blackberry by a third party and that company made the following announcement:

     

    ....

     

    We recognize our growth has been limited to 60m active users due to the fact that we have only been available on BB where we have achieved 90% penetration. With our next version which is currently in Beta we will be going multiplatform increasing our market to the vast majority of the 1 Billion smart phones in use.

     

    Not only that, but over the next six months our product will expand to become the first complete communication suite on the market offering the following functionality in a single package:

     

    * Instant Messaging (WhatsApp)
    * Video Conferencing (Skype)
    * "Party Line" (Twitter / Facebook Messanger)
    * Electronic Payments (Paypal)

     

    By the way, our instant messaging is the only platform which to date has never been hacked and as for the the 'Electronic Payment' component that is being developed in conjunction with Visa.

     

    ....

     

    It would without a doubt be a risky investment not for the faint of heart, but at the same time the upside potential seems to be incredible.

     

    One of my main concerns at this point is that no information has been provided yet as to how they intend to monetize BBM. I am sure that they have a plan, but without that information it is impossible to estimate the potential revenue stream.

     

    All we know so far is the application will be free to download. Will their be an annual fee after trial period? Will they provide the base service for free then charge for a premium service? Will certain services be offered by subscription or 'pay per use'? Will they somehow be incorporating push ads? or Will revenue be derived from transaction fees?

     

    ** Historical Note to Consider **

     

    It was not that long ago that Microsoft knocked off the five kings of PC Office software - Aston-Tate dBASE, Lotus 1-2-3, Novell Groupwise, Harvard Graphics and WordPerfect - by offering a suite of products which provided a unified solution. At the time the individual components were vastly inferior to the individual offerings but they provided a simpler to learn 'good enough' alternative. Microsofts early growth has been attributed as much to the success of Microsoft Office as Microsoft Windows.
    5 Jun 2013, 10:46 PM Reply Like
  • alext1379
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    Some may have already scratched this but BBM on other OS' provides more exposure. Also, I have never heard of BBM being hacked before, correct me if I'm wrong. I would presume is because it was built on security first.

     

    Whatsapp seems fairly open, like the open source platforms it runs on that had security as an after thought for the marketing departments to worry about.
    http://bit.ly/17qjmUq
    5 Jun 2013, 10:53 PM Reply Like
  • timnpawc
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    Let's see

     

    Too many to list but here is first page.

     

    http://bit.ly/19MemJa

     

    Whatsapp Hack - Whatsapp Hack Tool
    whatsapphack.com

     

    How to Hack Whatsapp - How to Hack Whatsapp
    http://bit.ly/13e1dmU

     

    WhatsApp Hack - Android Apps on Google Play
    http://bit.ly/19MemJc...

     

    Computer Security & Viruses: Someone hacked my whatsapp, stra…
    en.allexperts.com/.../...
    6 Jun 2013, 02:39 PM Reply Like
  • KIA Investment Research
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    @timnpawc,

     

    question for you.
    You believe that the BlackBerry device is far more secure than either iOS or Android devices. You also believe BBM will somehow be very secure on these 3rd party devices.

     

    How is that exactly? If iOS and Android run on insecure hardware, how in the world is BBM going to be this military grade communication tool you speak of?
    (i.e., "How will American soldiers(DoD resourced) talk to their BlackBerry and Android colleagues? ")

     

    I contend that BBM cannot be any more secure than the weakest link in the security chain on that device, and according to you, security on iOS and Samsung devices is a joke.
    6 Jun 2013, 07:04 PM Reply Like
  • Shergar
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    Ziffster, please confirm that you understand the difference between Services subs and BBM subs and that services subs are around 76million and BBM subs are now 61million. You are too valuable to this site and the BBRY discourse to make this blunder. :-)
    5 Jun 2013, 11:07 PM Reply Like
  • Ziffster
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    I do now.

     

    I had always equated the two as being the equivalent.. my ignorance since the last time I had a Blackberry myself was back when I was working for the government.

     

    What I had at the time was a Blackberry 950 - if your unfamiliar with the model, it dates back to before you could actually make calls on the device (it was text messaging only). Back then if you wanted voice and text messaging you had to carry around two devices - typically it was a Blackberry and a Motorola Flip phone.

     

    Obviously In those days service subs = BBM subs since the device was useless without BBM since messaging was all the device offered.

     

    Although I have kept up with the technology since then, I haven't kept up with details regarding phone service plans so I was unaware that as a Blackberry sub you were not also necessarily a BBM sub.

     

    It is a bit embarrassing to admit, but my Wife loves her Apple (but I don't understand why considering how much she complains about the crappy onscreen keyboard and the number of times auto correct has lead to embarrassing emails). As for my kids, they are still Android fans (although they seem to crash almost daily).

     

    As for myself, when forced into retirement a few years ago I did away with the wireless chain around my neck. I enjoy when I go out that I can't be interrupted by what others consider to be 'important'.

     

    Luckily, my Sister and her whole family recently dumped there iPhones for Blackberries (even though her son-in-law was laid off last year from Blackberry as part of the restructuring). They all absolutely love their phones - even her daughter who went with a Bold since the Q10 wasn't available yet.

     

    Her daughter is in her late 20's and absolutely would go with nothing else but a keyboard device - comes down to liking to be able to text while riding a horse cross country. Many of her friends (who work in the medical field and are around the same age) are also diehard keyboard fans but as working professionals accurate messaging is what matters to them, not how well the phone plays the latest version of Angry Birds.
    6 Jun 2013, 12:21 AM Reply Like
  • jcard2015
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    BBM with BBM Voice , BBM Video , BBM File share , BBM Money and BBM channels will be the best secured & integrated Social e-Commerce Enterprise Messenger period. Do you see what I see ? $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$...
    5 Jun 2013, 11:14 PM Reply Like
  • Zele
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    BlackBerry says majority of top U.S. firms testing its new devices
    8 hours ago by Thomson Reuters
    TORONTO, June 5 (Reuters) - Sixty percent of U.S. Fortune 500 companies are already testing or using the system to manage BlackBerry's new line of devices, the company said on Wednesday, as U.S. carriers began to roll out its new keyboard-equipped Q10 smartphone.

     

    The Q10, which comes with the tiny physical keyboard that many BlackBerry fans admire, is the second device powered by the new BlackBerry 10 operating system.

     

    The touchscreen Z10 launched earlier this year.

     

    The U.S. market is crucial for Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry as it seeks to win back market share ceded to Apple Inc's iPhone, Samsung's Galaxy smartphones and other devices powered by Google's Android operating system.

     

    "This is a very exciting day for us, launching with all four major U.S. carriers," BlackBerry Chief Operating Officer Kristian Tear said in an interview.

     

    Tear said BlackBerry, which has long had a strong base of corporate and government users, expected the Q10 to allow it to win back customers who have been using other devices.

     

    He believed demand for the smartphones would be helped by the fact that a majority of top U.S. companies were testing or installing the BlackBerry Enterprise Service system that would allow them to manage the new devices on their internal networks.

     

    "Since everybody is migrating toward this, we expect it will definitely create pull for our (smartphone) products," he said.

     

    "There are a lot of very loyal BlackBerry keyboard users out there who have been waiting for this and I think, with the Q10, we will also be able to win back prior BlackBerry customers, who are now trying other platforms."

     

    The Q10 launched in Canada, Britain and a few other countries two months ago. The U.S. launch was delayed due to a longer carrier-testing process.

     

    The device is already on sale through T-Mobile in the United States, while rivals Verizon and AT&T have begun to accept pre-orders for shipping later this month. Sprint plans to begin selling the devices this summer.
    .
    6 Jun 2013, 12:07 AM Reply Like
  • eieio
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    How can it be called an epic short squeeze if it takes 3 years to happen?
    6 Jun 2013, 12:11 AM Reply Like
  • LYogi
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    Epic in the stubbornness of the shorts and the amount of money they will ultimately lose.
    6 Jun 2013, 09:17 AM Reply Like
  • vantech
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    Perhaps this will be a 'bell ringer' for many of the shorts
    to scatter and cover their positions?...
    6 Jun 2013, 12:17 AM Reply Like
  • sprasad03
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    Long $BBRY, but am I the only one who sees this not ever happening?Yes if BBM did deploy on other platforms as pre-installed, this would be great but why Apple, Android, or MSFT even contemplate this? If I were them, I would say No instantly.
    6 Jun 2013, 12:33 AM Reply Like
  • timnpawc
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    Nokia already did it once.
    If BBM hits a million and becomes the standard, it makes sense for competitors to seem open to buyers preferences.
    6 Jun 2013, 02:42 PM Reply Like
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