Research In Motion (RIMM -1.7%) is sliding a bit ahead of Thursday's FQ3 report, possibly thanks...

Research In Motion (RIMM -1.7%) is sliding a bit ahead of Thursday's FQ3 report, possibly thanks to critical comments from UBS' Phillip Huang. He thinks RIM's recent rally "is reminiscent of Palm which saw shares go from $3 to a peak of ~$18, only to fall back down to $3.76 in about 15 months." (William Blair) (Bernstein)
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  • bedrock65
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    Big difference, Palm never had a strong balance sheet and 80 million customers
    17 Dec 2012, 11:51 AM Reply Like
  • Chris Lau
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    Not a correct comparison. Palm's R&D costs were soaring. RIM's C.O.R.E. program plus 80mn subs on 70% planning to upgrade to BB10 are positive.
    17 Dec 2012, 12:10 PM Reply Like
  • kevinberte
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    Comparing RIM to Palm is very unfair and uneducated. Palm ran out of money and did not have an existing subscribe base of 80 million. Not to say RIM is a sure thing to be successful. It just has a way better chance than Palm had. I find these comparisons annoying. 
    17 Dec 2012, 12:26 PM Reply Like
  • mrfreetruth
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    The apple and google shills must be very afraid of RIM and it's new OS BB10 which distories ios and android. To compare RIM to palm speaks volumes as to how little the analyst knows. RIM has 80 million users and CARRIER SUPPORT while palm had NO CARRIER support and very few users.
    17 Dec 2012, 12:27 PM Reply Like
  • sean4329hunt
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    It is also reminiscent of AAPL's move from $8 to $18, which then went to $ 700.
    17 Dec 2012, 01:14 PM Reply Like
  • silva11
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    I can't believe these anal ysts coming out of the woodwork and not doing any research before making such ridiculous statements....But if you loook at it another way ,they sure are making it easy for us longs to make money.....keep it up anal ysts....
    17 Dec 2012, 01:27 PM Reply Like
  • furthers
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    I have an iphone and playbook by rimm,, I love the playbook... I would definiately look at their new phone.
    17 Dec 2012, 01:31 PM Reply Like
  • neillinder
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    This is very superficial comparison designed to frighten the believers and help the shorts as RIMM has almost a 25% short position. it is an understatement to say it is huge it is the largest short position I have ever seen.!!!!!! Usually a huge position like this is wrong!! it's just too big!!
    look for a pullback as the fear grips the weaker believers and after the announcement!! After it will go back up....and don't try to trade it you'll miss a big move!
    RIMM announced today that it is giving enterprise early adopters the phones to try today!! that is a strong signal that RIMM is very confident in its product and will probably announce some enterprise preorders before the launch. Stick to your beliefs this a small pullback in a big war between shorts and longs . the shorts will probably get killed!!
    17 Dec 2012, 01:37 PM Reply Like
  • Superfly_FR
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    PALM ? Again ??? #boring.
    This guy should jump in the ship with the new schoolbook "Digital" comparison or the stunning "there's only 3 slots in this market, RIM won't last over a year" (was : "dead already" 6 months ago).
    His analysis is DOA at the first occurrence of the word "PALM".
    17 Dec 2012, 01:49 PM Reply Like
  • ballua
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    As an system engineer and a mobile geek, I am seeing a big positive in RIM's works recently. They will surely be big AGAIN no matter what people say. The thing is RIM is RIM, if they do it right the way they are doing. Then the King will be surely back. Don't just look at the chart. Look at the things RIM is doing. The stock's future stays right there.
    Best tech stock until 2015.
    18 Dec 2012, 02:45 AM Reply Like
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