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BlackBerry (BBRY +8.3%) has received an order for 1M BB10 phones from one of its "established...

BlackBerry (BBRY +8.3%) has received an order for 1M BB10 phones from one of its "established partners" (exactly whom remains a mystery). The announcement has sent shares flying higher over the final hour of trading. Also: Verizon (VZ) says it will begin selling the Z10 on March 28, and will start taking pre-orders tomorrow. As was rumored, the carrier will have exclusive access to a white version of the device.
Comments (42)
  • just the tip of the iceberg friends
    13 Mar 2013, 03:53 PM Reply Like
  • This announcement plus the announcement that What'sApp is not available for BB10...could this be just the start of a series of good news ahead of the financials release on March 28th?
    13 Mar 2013, 03:55 PM Reply Like
  • Clarification. "WhatsApp is NOW available."
    13 Mar 2013, 04:07 PM Reply Like
  • my bad! sorry for the typo...
    13 Mar 2013, 04:45 PM Reply Like
  • BOOM!
    13 Mar 2013, 03:55 PM Reply Like
  • I broke this news a month ago already. I am very close to Verizon.
    13 Mar 2013, 03:56 PM Reply Like
  • For real?? Didn't see it! If I had you know I would have bought like 30K in options
    13 Mar 2013, 04:03 PM Reply Like
  • Booyah!!!!! Run and cover shorties!!!
    13 Mar 2013, 04:03 PM Reply Like
  • This is just the kind of numbers we needed to hear. From 1 customer! Awesome. hehe they could have come out and said "We have just received a record order from one of our customers." and then some JA would have said "So they ordered 6 phones before and now have ordered 8." So I am soooo glad they put a number to this one!!
    Ok, let's see someone spin this negative,...come on! I need a good laugh.
    13 Mar 2013, 04:09 PM Reply Like
  • I have a negative. Why didn't they name the "established partners" (exactly whom remains a mystery).
    14 Mar 2013, 08:28 AM Reply Like
  • @Michael Bryant - then turn your negative into a positive! If you don't trust the company and the CEO then cash out now!


    No one is making you hold the shares except for your greed. So why don't you take a deep breath and ask yourself why you are in it? Either accept what the company is telling you and cash out when the stock reaches 20+ or cash out now if you would rather trust the negative voice in your head.


    What difference does it make who the "established partner" is? You did not buy the stock based on this deal - you bought it because you believed you can make profit from the hype (obviously). So don't worry about which chicken laid the egg - just start counting the eggs and when you have had enough eggs - make an omelet!
    14 Mar 2013, 08:36 AM Reply Like
  • pretty sure the gig is up for the shorts. at least those who can read the writing on the wall. those who remain willfully blind, well, they will get their just desserts.
    13 Mar 2013, 04:10 PM Reply Like
  • Shorts are smacked twice in 3 days. I have posted several times that this is a very risky short. Rest my case.


    It is just too explosive to be short,


    13 Mar 2013, 04:11 PM Reply Like
  • Anyone know this order was booked in Feb or March? I'm assuming a Feb booking would be a catalyst to some more volatility;)
    13 Mar 2013, 04:19 PM Reply Like
  • @rocmon : I don't think it much matters when it was booked because the writing is on the wall. They had less than 8 weeks to sell to by Feb 28th or even March 2nd. The great news is that we now know WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT from the nay sayers that the demand is there and BBRY is BACK with a big bang / boom!


    So if not March 28th - then June will show increase in sales which is a ++++
    13 Mar 2013, 04:23 PM Reply Like
  • Didn't I say so, it is not late yet.


    Jump in and make money ASAP.
    13 Mar 2013, 04:28 PM Reply Like
  • What is Jamie Faucette at Pacific crest going to say? That's what I want to know!
    13 Mar 2013, 04:28 PM Reply Like
  • Me too !
    13 Mar 2013, 04:35 PM Reply Like
  • Faucette will say ... DAMN!!! I should have bought me some when it was trading at $13!!!!


    13 Mar 2013, 04:37 PM Reply Like
  • It's not what Jamie Faucette is going to say but what he is going to hear: YOU"RE FIRED.


    13 Mar 2013, 06:35 PM Reply Like
  • What will James Farceass say about this? Probably that the mystery partner actually cannot afford this order so it will be cancelled.
    13 Mar 2013, 04:31 PM Reply Like
  • Nope. Probably he'll say the mystery partner doesn't exist.
    14 Mar 2013, 08:34 AM Reply Like
  • It's AT&T or Verizon, this isn't rocket science
    14 Mar 2013, 08:39 AM Reply Like
  • This is great news!! Oh my! Thank goodness I added a little more to my position in the late morning. THE. SHORTS. ARE. GOING. TO. GET. KILLED. The best part is that the news was announced late in the session. Can we expect another big day tomorrow??


    A big HIGH-FIVE to all of my fellow BlackBerry bull investors from here on the SA boards and the writers!!




    13 Mar 2013, 04:31 PM Reply Like
  • "Can we expect another big day tomorrow??"


    I hope so.
    14 Mar 2013, 08:36 AM Reply Like
  • I wonder how the haters are going to spin this positive news! I can almost see it now: "BBRY probably sold the devices at cost"..bla..bla..bla..


    This is going to be fun...LOL!
    13 Mar 2013, 04:44 PM Reply Like
  • I often wonder why so much hate. It seems (BBRY) bulls hate (AAPL) and the (AAPL) bulls are striking back. (MSFT) bulls hate (AAPL) and the (AAPL) bulls are striking back. I don't want to hear another opinion that so and so is a crappy product with no facts to back it up. As far as I know, all are good products. (MSFT) has its strengths. (AAPL) has its strengths. And (BBRY) has its strengths.
    14 Mar 2013, 08:43 AM Reply Like
  • Shorts are putting up the BAT lights across Gotham Looking for Jamie Faucette at Pacific Crest....what can he say to reverse this mess!!!
    13 Mar 2013, 04:52 PM Reply Like
  • Please follow this link: another "tidbit" of good news. It is worth the read. Of course I am sure it will come out that they bribed the judges.



    13 Mar 2013, 05:00 PM Reply Like
  • @NIckShadow : Thanks!!! The good news keep piling up on us! This calls for a big glass of bubbly!!
    13 Mar 2013, 05:05 PM Reply Like
  • "Red Dot Award" ????????????


    Red is usually a bad color. Why not a green dot award?
    14 Mar 2013, 08:47 AM Reply Like
  • What a day! I saw BBRY trade at $16.06 just a few minutes ago on CNBC ! Long BBRY.
    13 Mar 2013, 05:01 PM Reply Like
  • In the $14.50 to $17.00 Strike price range, Call Options for March28,2013 are >5000 contracts of volume compared to less than 500 for Puts in the same Strike price range.


    Looks like the Shorts are starting to give up for the coming Quarter reporting.
    13 Mar 2013, 05:10 PM Reply Like
  • Thanks to the late US launch, the full US sales will hit next quarter rather than being split up. Enjoy the ride longs.


    I wonder how many more shares these morons will short after today?


    You'd think they'd cut their losses and bought at 13 to ride the wave back up and makeup their losses to break even. Then again, these guys aren't gambling with assets they own.
    13 Mar 2013, 05:12 PM Reply Like
  • To me, shorting is immoral. But that is just my opinion. If the stock is really bad, people who actually hold the shares will sell and the stock will naturally fall. Why have shorters exacerbate this?
    14 Mar 2013, 08:54 AM Reply Like
  • Finally it became truth
    13 Mar 2013, 05:16 PM Reply Like
  • gotta be either verizon or att


    unless a government body is a so called "partner"


    prob confidential as to not insult the companies' phones they sell also
    13 Mar 2013, 05:21 PM Reply Like
  • Outstanding news.
    13 Mar 2013, 05:23 PM Reply Like
  • Let the fire works begin
    13 Mar 2013, 05:24 PM Reply Like
  • Guy Adomi from CNBC fast money is a buyer of BlackBerry, he says its going up from here.
    13 Mar 2013, 06:05 PM Reply Like
  • Glad to know that Guy likes BlackBerry. He's one of my favorite members of CNBC.


    13 Mar 2013, 06:54 PM Reply Like
  • Horray for this and for any other piece of good news for bbry.
    13 Mar 2013, 09:13 PM Reply Like
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