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  • mikebator
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    Doh, BlackBerry why didn’t you knock on IBMs door?
    15 Jul, 05:57 PM Reply Like
  • Ben Hofstede
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    Why should they? IBM and Apple mean a bit more efficiency... at best. BBRY is about security. And iOS's security deficits won't be improved by mergering with IBM on a few gimmicks. Simply because the merger doesn't change the fact that iOS is still iOS.
    You see a business partner with an iPhone on one side of the room and you see a business partner with a BlackBerry on the other. Which one of the partners would you call a "pro"?
    15 Jul, 06:33 PM Reply Like
  • JAMES CARLINI
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    So BBRY's price slips on an announcement from Apple and IBM? Some investors are already running for cover????

     

    Announcements are cheap. Deliverables are what costs real money. We'll see what they build, test and sell. Nothing different than a BBRY announcement - it's what is delivered in 6-12 months.

     

    Look at the Apple/IBM announcement another way - they both agree that BBRY has the right strategic focus on the market and now they are scrambling to build something - that hopefully works.

     

    BlackBerry should partner with someone with big money. Then you would see the industry really accelerate. Competition is good.
    15 Jul, 06:39 PM Reply Like
  • abigchocoholic
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    they both agree that BBRY has the right strategic focus on the market and now they are scrambling to build something - that hopefully works.
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    Ya, that's what it is. Apple is scared of BBRY's 0% market share. Good one. Put all your money on BBRY.
    15 Jul, 08:30 PM Reply Like
  • JMajoris
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    Nice fantasy. AAPL could buy BBRY tomorrow with 3 weeks worth of profit and sell her off in pieces. They don't scramble for anything except when looking for more banks to hold their cash.

     

    <<they both agree that BBRY has the right strategic focus on the market and now they are scrambling to build something - that hopefully works.
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    Ya, that's what it is. Apple is scared of BBRY's 0% market share. Good one. Put all your money on BBRY. >>
    16 Jul, 06:13 AM Reply Like
  • Abel Rosnovski
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    If anything this validates the fact that BBRY is valuable as IBM is not the only game in town when it comes to building software for the enterprise - ORCL, SAP, CRM etc. If i might be bold, i would also say AMZN is in the game as well. Things can only get interesting here as APPL and IBM just validated the opportunity.
    15 Jul, 07:22 PM Reply Like
  • jdadyfinance
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    The guy with the iphone is the pro because he gets it and is not busy trying to fight yesterday's war.
    15 Jul, 07:38 PM Reply Like
  • User 16548612
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    Could blackberry partner with Samsung?
    15 Jul, 08:50 PM Reply Like
  • Andy Goldmark
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    I think he gets it right. Security is the ultimate enterprise concern and if you dig into IBM's portfolio they just won't hold up to what BBRY is already offering. It's the grand announcement but AAPL and IBM are now the dance of the two behemoths and who knows how smoothly and efficiently that looks out on the floor.
    15 Jul, 08:52 PM Reply Like
  • Manxbuilder
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    I don't understand this effecting BBRY's pps but Apple needed to do something there starting to rot. Not the share price but the company itself. You can smell it in the air. I still think they sell flashy junk. The computers are overpriced junk and the phones are so small they look silly. I have no interest in an iPad. There all iToys.
    15 Jul, 09:43 PM Reply Like
  • FATUGLY
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    REALLY, I guess that is why they have 150 Billion in the bank,because they sell flashy what? And silly what? And over priced what? Don't you think you sound just a little silly with your remarks? This forum is for adults and not you know what.
    15 Jul, 09:58 PM Reply Like
  • Roll up the RIM
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    @Fat

     

    You could copy and paste Blackberry fan posts from 2007 to present and they would look identical.

     

    You could even go back to the era of the Macintosh, and then the iMac, and then the iPod and get completely drowned in the same comment. It's a large subset of khaki-wearing individuals who misunderstand consumer goods.
    15 Jul, 10:53 PM Reply Like
  • JMajoris
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    Funny how different folks pick up different scents. What I smell in the air is money, and a lot of it, to the tune of 100 Million Dollars a DAY in profit.

     

    << I don't understand this effecting BBRY's pps but Apple needed to do something there starting to rot. Not the share price but the company itself. You can smell it in the air.>>
    16 Jul, 06:18 AM Reply Like
  • jdadyfinance
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    Come out of the bubble ,the world is not IT guys running corp systems anymore it's end users who are bringing IOS to the party. The genie is out of the bottle accept it. BBRY security superiority over everyone else ( apparently ) is irrelevant deal with it and move on. The rank and file do not care and that is why this partnership matters. IBM is corp tech purchasing and IOS is flooding in via the bring your own device model.
    15 Jul, 09:52 PM Reply Like
  • techy46
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    iOS is flooding in because enterprise IT can let users bring their own browsers and readers and put them on the Windows enterprise network using Active Directory and keep the monkeys happy. Enterprise IT can then let users destroy and repair there own devices and do not have to listen to the users complaining and whining. The genie is not out of the bottle, enterprise IT saves on capital expenditures and doesn't have to wet nurse the cry babies and know it alls. The only security that's important to enterprises is Active Directory and data encryption. I've been retired from managing enterprise IT since 2010 but I think Apple devices support both.
    16 Jul, 12:01 AM Reply Like
  • smhweb
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    I think people need something which is affordable and apple IBM product will never be a cheaper solution. Ibm is known for expensive products and will not be able to compete with BBRY. The example is IBM PC solution ended up in selling the PC business.
    15 Jul, 11:06 PM Reply Like
  • techy46
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    Apple plus IBM gives Apple a way to try to be more relevant in enterprise IT even though Apple has no enterprise IT ecosystem, that belongs to IBM and Microsoft. IBM needs Apple so they can be more relevant in providing analytics apps for big data environments since AWS, Microsoft and SAP are probably eating their lunch. SAP's been an Apple partner for many years and already has the best of breed in enterprise ERP data analytics and Apple apps. Amusing that Apple is gaming IBM to compete against Microsoft in the enterprise. Wonder if Intel will fab the Apple A10 at 10nm?
    16 Jul, 12:06 AM Reply Like
  • Andy Goldmark
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    BBRY simply remains handset plus security in one for the enterprise. AAPL and IBM sounds sexy on the surface but Armonk N.Y. melding with Cupertino CA demands at least a cursory once through before we get too excited. Is this two suitors desperate for the same bride trying to arrange a marriage of convenience? These are two huge cultures with different histories who must get this exercise right from the bottom up in order to succeed and an All Star team is not necessarily a given best on the field. Until AAPL and IBM show together they can over deliver in enterprise areas they've not yet proven dominance, it's still BBRY's to lose.
    16 Jul, 01:18 AM Reply Like
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