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Positive comments from Thorsten Heins contributed to BlackBerry's (BBRY +6.1%) rebound today. In...

Positive comments from Thorsten Heins contributed to BlackBerry's (BBRY +6.1%) rebound today. In an interview with Spain's Expansión, Heins suggested the Z10 has seen strong interest from users of rival platforms. The comments come a few days after a BGR report stated 1/2 of Canadian Z10 sales, and 1/3 of U.K. sales, involve converts. (earlier)
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  • Nick Shadow
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    This is why I am not short BB. IMO these things are just getting started, BB is not going to be a "phone maker" in future, they might make phones, they might not, but something is going to come together on the software side. The more popular the OS, and the more they do with QNX, the more options. More options=more rumors. More rumors=sleepless nights if you are short.

     

    I have been doing this a long time, there might be many false alarms, but it is clear that a rumor, at some point, will turn into something of substance. Thor is building a company, not a phone.

     

    I just do not see the risk reward.

     

    Nick
    6 Mar 2013, 04:15 PM Reply Like
  • Crispin_in_Waterloo
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    Can there be any doubt that data security is an issue here? Crossover buyers have been trying the also-rans and have decided to step up to the BB platform.

     

    Hacking phones is common enough to alert people but basic flaws in the systems that are supposed to be 'taking over' the enterprise space show these platforms, popular as they are, are not build for the enterprise space.

     

    The iPhone had a security problem in iOS 4.1 that has reappeared in iOS 6.1

     

    http://bit.ly/XTsjQe

     

    and the Galaxy S III needs only a few deft strokes to leave the phone wide open.

     

    http://bit.ly/YzrQBI

     

    When will they fix it, with all those different versions of ROM in phones from various suppliers, is anyone's guess. Perhaps there's an app for that too.
    6 Mar 2013, 04:18 PM Reply Like
  • LTI0723
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    "Perhaps there's an app for that too."

     

    Nice!
    6 Mar 2013, 04:51 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    (BBRY) or (NOK)? Both are potential turnarounds. Currently, (BBRY) looks better. Just read a bullish article on (NOK) today about how it is connecting a billion users. Really?
    6 Mar 2013, 05:07 PM Reply Like
  • slcUTAH
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    Nice rebound today on the stock. We're going to see these swings for a little bit more, at least for another 2 - 4 months, until the global roll-out for the first two devices has been completed (Z10, Q10). Of course, unless the shorts get hammered on a major python squeeze then the share price will go up and hold steady as she climbs. Remember, according to the bears, BB10 should never have made it THIS far.
    -Cheers!
    6 Mar 2013, 05:53 PM Reply Like
  • ray444
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    If you go to the top three telephone companies in Canada: Telus, Rogers, and Bell (.com) you will see they are promoting only one phone for business: BB. They know BB is the most secure for business.A "Knox" on Samsung..your darn right.
    7 Mar 2013, 12:17 AM Reply Like
  • carube
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    Did you notice yesterday how Canacord slipped in its sales revision from 300,000 to 800,000 Z10 units for Q4 but maintained their sell rating? To me that is a telltale sign of an analyst prepping for a change of opinion down the road and covering his butt for the March 28 release of results. If I am not mistaken, Jeffries who is the most bullish only has Z10 sales at 500,000 for Q4. I am not running around doing channel reviews but I have heard stories by chance of individuals moving from Apple to BBRY. I am long as of a week ago.
    7 Mar 2013, 04:43 AM Reply Like
  • ATInsider
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    Thor has the facts, the sales figures, and he is happy. That makes me happy. The results IMO are going to be eye popping.

     

    QNX is being used by many companies for different things, BlackBerry 10 goes beyond mobility. BlackBerry has a solid QNX foundation that will propel the stagnant mobile industry into something we've never thought of before.
    It all comes down to connectivity and communications, for instance starting your automobile with your BlackBerry while you are grabbing your coffee from in the kitchen, or controlling hardware based on QNX within your home.
    I can see Blackberry's QNX used in High Def TV's, home appliances and so on. It's a type of software which Apple and/or Google wished they had.
    7 Mar 2013, 05:30 AM Reply Like
  • tfwg
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    When I reached this Zed 10, the enhanced security of the platform screamed innovation. My gut tells me IT managers are going to love it. BBRY's software1) is starting at the highest level of security offered and they will go up from there, 2) grants IT complete control of proprietary data, complete control, 3) users can split handset between corp and private...

     

    I think the software will be at the heart of BBRY's success and come back.
    7 Mar 2013, 05:31 AM Reply Like
  • sivakumaran13
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    Right on
    7 Mar 2013, 06:06 AM Reply Like
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