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Research In Motion (RIMM -4.6%) heads south as its BlackBerry World developer's conference fails...

Research In Motion (RIMM -4.6%) heads south as its BlackBerry World developer's conference fails to impress. RIM has been handing out a BlackBerry 10 prototype phone with software almost identical to that of the PlayBook, and has talked up the brilliance of its virtual keypad and camera software. IDC believes RIM's global smartphone share fell over 50% Y/Y in Q1 to 6.7%.
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  • JcGilmour.ca
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    Private Investor
    Like any new technology, time, not a show is necessary to understand complex things and realize the potential both + & -

     

    JcGilmour
    1 May 2012, 12:46 PM Reply Like
  • Gene Chan, CFA
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    BB10 debuts with rave reviews:

     

    http://cnet.co/KoUPye
    1 May 2012, 03:23 PM Reply Like
  • Ralphyerator
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    Yes. BB10's lookin' good.
    1 May 2012, 03:40 PM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    The rest of the world hates them..they are the unwashed...the new religion is Apple...and if you get in there way...they hate you....
    1 May 2012, 12:48 PM Reply Like
  • JcGilmour.ca
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    I disagree with Apple being the new religion. If any one thing is the new religion I believe it is Android. It already owns the bulk of the market and overall provides a very good user experience without the apple tree branch in your pocket. IMO Apple has climbed to near top because it did it all well but not cheap. The general consumer is fast to keep up with the person next door but slow to understand the cost of ownership. Android provides it all free and sooner or later the orchard farmers will figure this out.

     

    I swing trade RIMM, staying out of the market as much as possible believing the bad weather of the past few years is far from over.
    1 May 2012, 01:00 PM Reply Like
  • Pierre Sookiew
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    Tough days for RIM. Competition in smartphones is harsh and RIM will have to do much more.
    1 May 2012, 06:18 PM Reply Like
  • Ralphyerator
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    And that's what they are doing. BB10 preview very well received today. Looking up for RIM.
    1 May 2012, 06:35 PM Reply Like
  • laidbacknate
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    RIM is dead, and nothing, not the BB10 or any other lame attempt to make a comeback, is going to save it. But please, I urge you, buy calls on RIM and see what happens. :) (I'll keep trading APPL)
    1 May 2012, 11:07 PM Reply Like
  • 944761
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    Not dead just in a transition armored with a strong balance sheet
    4 May 2012, 04:28 AM Reply Like
  • Ralphyerator
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    Not in the least bit dead. I'm surprised how many people say this. It's crazy. Strong balance sheet, no debt, money in the bank, growing yoy, growing subscriber base, selling millions of phone every month, best tablet available, the best OS in the mobile industry, and the preview of the bb10's was amazing. Nope, not dead, just getting started. Long RIM is the way to be now.
    4 May 2012, 10:28 AM Reply Like
  • amuhsin
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    It's sad that RIMM at this point could release the hands-down best OS and hardware(not saying they are) and investors and so called tech-gurus will find reasons to bash it. Investors are too jaded to allow this stock to bounce back without completely revamping their business model.
    2 May 2012, 04:26 AM Reply Like
  • Ralphyerator
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    I partially agree with you. At least about the incompetence of the tech gurus. But RIM will be back. Once the bb10's are out, and met with resounding praise, people will junk the iPhone like there's no tomorrow. New and cool, that's what people want. And Apple is old and stale, with insane prices. Not to worry, RIM will be successful.
    2 May 2012, 09:58 AM Reply Like
  • 944761
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    Stock will climb when they show increased sales and revenue growth
    4 May 2012, 04:28 AM Reply Like
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