Pictures of BlackBerry's (BBRY) next Bold phone, the 9720, have leaked. The phone will run on...


Pictures of BlackBerry's (BBRY) next Bold phone, the 9720, have leaked. The phone will run on BB7 rather than BB10, and appears to back up the company's promise to launch BB7 phones in order to address lower price points. BlackBerry received an upgrade today from Canada's Desjardins Group, and a bullish coverage launch from ACI Research, but shares nonetheless closed unchanged.
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  • LYogi
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    Shares of Blackberry are on sale right now: 5 for the price of 1

     

    Get them while they are still cold!
    8 Jul 2013, 06:25 PM Reply Like
  • eibrahim
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    I sure hope this is the last of BB7 devices and i totally get why they are releasing it. In 1-2 years time they should offer an upgrade for very reduced cost to move them to the new platform or lose support to key platforms such as BBM. The quicker BB gets this message out the better for them because if they do not set the tone and let the market dictate, they will be in for a wild ride. Win the customer back is what they need to do, then the troves will follow. Perhaps this will make it attractive at 8 or 9 again
    8 Jul 2013, 06:41 PM Reply Like
  • cn_habs
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    This new device doesn't look good nor "new" compared with the old BB7 models. I am glad I cut my losses before it's too late.
    8 Jul 2013, 07:20 PM Reply Like
  • rra022001
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    There is a significant amount of venom against RIMM at the present time. Playbook owners, die hard BlackBerry fans, developers, former and current share holders are all incensed at the way Thorsten and upper management have portrayed themselves. While it is true that Apple and Samsung are also being affected by the economic conditions, the way the Q1 2014 was presented was less than savory. I'm not buying jack from BBRY. Upper mgmt mentality needs to change.
    8 Jul 2013, 08:31 PM Reply Like
  • BB Believer
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    You bet
    8 Jul 2013, 09:57 PM Reply Like
  • ATInsider
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    I don't like the fact BB10 is releasing a BB7 phone for emerging markets, but at the same time, BB did say they will release one even before the BB10 LAUNCH. So this is really nothing new.
    8 Jul 2013, 09:01 PM Reply Like
  • BB Believer
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    I guess the powers to be at BB have finally seen the light, the low to mid range is the place for growth . The upper levels are saturated and have become too expensive. No one can afford to spend half a months rent plus monthly fees for a mobile device. Those that got out at $15 good for you especially if you bought in at $6,22. Watch out for the dust on the comeback trail.
    8 Jul 2013, 09:56 PM Reply Like
  • lovetobbq
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    Coming out with a bb7 device makes sense since it uses less data charges. In developing countries, saving a few bucks on data is probably a big deal.
    8 Jul 2013, 10:48 PM Reply Like
  • lovetobbq
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    PlayBook owners incensed...why? I have 3 in the house...cost me less than buying one ipad. The os works great...the only issue is apps. I wish I could plug it into my tv and watch movies on netflix.
    8 Jul 2013, 10:49 PM Reply Like
  • grampycan1
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    I am still very positive on BlackBerry. However, my message to the management team would be to continue support and development of PlayBook if for no other reason than to reward those of us who purchased the device out of a belief in the integrity of the firm and its future.

     

    A review of the marketing efforts is a must do.

     

    I am confident that the CEO is on the correct path;however he should not do the Balmer/Jobs act. It is not his forte.
    8 Jul 2013, 10:56 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    Still holding shares. It was a gamble. I could win it all or lose it all. Thankfully, I am prepared to lose it all, since investment was a small part of portfolio.
    8 Jul 2013, 11:39 PM Reply Like
  • KIA Investment Research
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    I'm guessing that BlackBerry is using BB7 on the low-end phones because BB10 is too much of a resource hog. Same problem with getting it to run reasonably on the PlayBook.
    9 Jul 2013, 01:09 AM Reply Like
  • rra022001
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    @lovetobbq, I have no issue with apps on the Playbook. The Playbook is buggy from time to time but otherwise an excellent tablet. When the CEO mentions to the press that bb10 is in the works for the Playbook and then you renege on that pledge, it angers the hell out the user base.
    Even a stripped down version of bb10 without peek or BB Live would have been acceptable.
    9 Jul 2013, 09:40 AM Reply Like
  • matosjr
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    BBRY needs new and agressive leadership.
    9 Jul 2013, 09:41 AM Reply Like
  • SA_Member_8998191
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    http://bit.ly/150il0O

     

    What a marvel of technology
    9 Jul 2013, 10:52 AM Reply Like
  • LYogi
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    It's beauty lies in its simplicity: Zen
    9 Jul 2013, 11:09 AM Reply Like
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