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BlackBerry (BBRY +1.4%) spiked in afternoon trading after U.K.-based SA contributor Michael...

BlackBerry (BBRY +1.4%) spiked in afternoon trading after U.K.-based SA contributor Michael Collins reported of strong Q10 demand at a Carphone Warehouse store on launch day. According to Collins, the store sold out of its stock of 2K units within 90 minutes, with demand apparently well above that seen for the Z10. Some of the demand came from exporters, many of whom were "buying 20+ units each." (Q10 reviews)
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  • cn_habs
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    This is it! I'll be posting the result of store checks myself as well when the Q10 launches here in Canada next week!
    26 Apr 2013, 04:46 PM Reply Like
  • logicalman
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    Go habs go!!!
    27 Apr 2013, 08:04 PM Reply Like
  • arathoon
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    Get ready get set blast off!!!!
    26 Apr 2013, 05:11 PM Reply Like
  • SA_Member_8998191
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    You know your company is pulling for any kind of news it can when selling 2k units is a big deal $BBRY fantasies
    26 Apr 2013, 05:36 PM Reply Like
  • The_C_Man
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    Heliopolis,

     

    Michael Collins, like myself, lives in the real world and we both live in the UK. Michael in London and myself as far east of it as you can get.

     

    Odds are Michael took the pictures on his Z10 which would show the quality of the camera on it. Like myself he goes out and investigates what is happening in the real world. I have the benefit of being friends with local independent stores managers due to my specialist knowledge of Google apps such as Gmail, Talk and Google Maps.

     

    Question for you: Why do you think he would dream up such a fantasy when the news stories here would prove him wrong within 24 hours if it was so? I have a feeling you have got you fingers burned up to the shoulder sockets and good news for Blackberry is bad news for you.
    26 Apr 2013, 05:52 PM Reply Like
  • slcUTAH
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    "Pulling" for any kind of news? No one is making a big deal about this news. It's just a report. Obviously Blackberry gets under some people's skin like it did for Heliopios. Fantasies? Oh brother.
    26 Apr 2013, 06:22 PM Reply Like
  • logicalman
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    sicUTAH, Please try to understand, these poor souls are freaking out, their fabrications are not working anymore. Oh my oh my what to do,what to do. Looks like the truth is coming out....BLACK IS BACK, GET USED TO THE FACT. Absolutely no problems here, added to my position again, sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet. I know, this kind of reaction is not very professional, but a guys gotta have some fun sometime and this is the time....Thank you Michael!!!
    26 Apr 2013, 08:44 PM Reply Like
  • logicalman
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    C-man, Iike your answer to Helio, only thing is he doesn't understand anything that is intelligent or logical. I believe he can understand what I told him!!!
    26 Apr 2013, 09:08 PM Reply Like
  • Smilinjax
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    fantasy yo will see this on ebay for 1500-2500 each
    just watch or you can wait for the iwatch
    supply demand dictates price, the same goes with stock prices
    27 Apr 2013, 08:00 AM Reply Like
  • Roger c
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    @Heliopios,Blackberry was supposed to DOA..Remember!
    27 Apr 2013, 01:08 PM Reply Like
  • robbiejojo
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    Well done Michael...very well done!!
    26 Apr 2013, 05:42 PM Reply Like
  • User 7189701
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    Well done Michael!! Keep up the good fight!!
    26 Apr 2013, 05:50 PM Reply Like
  • Zzoot1
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    I believe Michael Collins in front of these corrupted Analysts any day.
    26 Apr 2013, 06:00 PM Reply Like
  • rocketship9
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    C Man...I am sure what Heliopios meant was that 2000 units is a tiny amount compared to the competition. I'll let him confirm but that's how I read it.
    26 Apr 2013, 06:07 PM Reply Like
  • DF33
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    I would put my money on what Michael says... if you are long bbry... lying does nothing for you... if he saw something different he would have sold his shares not create an elaborate hoax, that might land him in the same muck many of these analysts are in.
    26 Apr 2013, 06:17 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Collins
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    I should charge every single Blackberry share 1 cent for this.

     

    I would donate the money to hire another 50 SEC enforcers to ream these shorts.
    26 Apr 2013, 06:28 PM Reply Like
  • logicalman
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    REAM these shorts...I'm loving it!!!
    26 Apr 2013, 08:46 PM Reply Like
  • eibrahim
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    Excellent as usual.
    26 Apr 2013, 06:58 PM Reply Like
  • Continental Kid
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    Again ....don't let let your blind passion for BBRY effect your portfolio.....BBRY has sell more than 2k phones......and Samsung did a number on AAPL...don't think that AAPL and Samsung are going to cut any slack to BBRY....phones wars equal low margins....and low market share will make it very tough on BBRY......I shorted BBRY when I got my IPAD 2......still was at 60 plus dollars...a very tough hill for BBRY to climb...not a hater of BBRY ...but have seen to many people fall over what is very tiny sampling....
    26 Apr 2013, 07:03 PM Reply Like
  • mikebator
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    More has fallen on less. Think Dickwad and Felon type fantasy and what effect it had. The Z was Greeted with no lines so the sky is falling. The Q has many in a long queue and now the sampling of greater proportion and transparency than any of the well timed short sighted shorts and their mis representation of fact clouded in murkier transparency polluted the headlines with self serving trash has the audacity to question Michael?. Nice try.

     

    Kudos, SIC, Awesome, Jolly good job taking the hill with this one.
    26 Apr 2013, 07:30 PM Reply Like
  • logicalman
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    Sorry Kid. Hope it doesn't take you too long to cover your shorts and do a 360, You probably still have the time to do it. The tables have turned, how long it takes you to realize this will cost you. Do it now!!!
    26 Apr 2013, 08:54 PM Reply Like
  • logicalman
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    mike, wish I could hit the like button more than once, good comment of a damn good article!!!
    26 Apr 2013, 08:58 PM Reply Like
  • logicalman
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    Mikebator, that's the best these clowns can do....doesn't that tell you something about their intellectual powers. They will cause their own downfall!!!
    26 Apr 2013, 09:16 PM Reply Like
  • Smilinjax
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    we don't have passion we have glee in that never in my life have I felt like I got in on the ground floor of this opportunity,

     

    if cnbc and analyst didn't exist bb would have fundamentally never gon under 30-40 dollars

     

    i'm long on bbryb & hold a position on the shares
    27 Apr 2013, 08:06 AM Reply Like
  • Ziffster
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    It is interesting that 'upward drivers' seem to always be based on facts quoting actual numbers and actual sources of information... no boasting - just statement of fact. However downward drivers are all based on rumors and speculation with no actual facts or names sources or harping on minor details which have already been shown to have limited value. .

     

    Why is that? Aren't stories usually made up by those who are scared trying to reassure themselves?
    26 Apr 2013, 08:06 PM Reply Like
  • logicalman
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    Ziffster, ' Why is that ' Because they are LOSERS!!!
    26 Apr 2013, 09:01 PM Reply Like
  • logicalman
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    Ziffster, Yup, we don't have to make up stories, we deal with the facts. We know that in the end only the facts will count!!!
    26 Apr 2013, 09:20 PM Reply Like
  • pvshah6542
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    Would love to see this kind of excitement when Q10 launches in US. But I am afraid BB is delaying the Q10 more than they should. By the time Q10 is launced in US the S4 would have started selling and may be people would have got the glimpse of the Iphone 5S. Why intentionally hit the axe on your own feet when you have the product ready!! I expect similar reactions from Q10 demand in Canada, UAE and many other parts of the world.
    27 Apr 2013, 12:22 AM Reply Like
  • Crispin_in_Waterloo
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    S4 and iPhones in general are not a threat to the installed base of BB users. They are used by different market segments. There are sound reasons why companies force company-managed BB's on their bewailing employees. Secure remote management is the prime one.

     

    The Q10 sales response is no surprise at all and *yawn* will continue as predicted by the hundreds of keyboard users who have a clue what business communications are about.
    27 Apr 2013, 11:14 AM Reply Like
  • PersephonShropshire
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    BB hasn't delayed anything, it's the carriers in US that are slow
    27 Apr 2013, 01:12 PM Reply Like
  • SA_Member_8998191
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    "In other words, the company moved 10 million Galaxy S3s in about three months, a very respectable figure for a phone that was launched in mid-2012."
    http://bit.ly/ZTekYs

     

    "With more than 190,000 units sold every day, according to Samsung, the Galaxy S3 was found to be the world's bestselling smartphone in Q3 of 2012 in a research by Strategy Analytics, overtaking the Apple iPhone 4S and iPhone 5."
    http://bit.ly/ZqOFtN

     

    Let's see here, you'd need about 75 'Blackberry stores' like these outputting similar numbers each and every day, with massive amounts of online sales to get near the Samsung S3's [the last generation's] current results.

     

    S4 is projected to sell 50 million units in a year. Blackberry is a ticker of the past, flee while you can. The hayday is over for this pitiful company.

     

    I love to see the rabid albeit misguided defense of these pitiful sales numbers of the Q/Z. When retail investors are emotionally invested it's a prime time to take your cash and flee, by the way.
    27 Apr 2013, 01:44 AM Reply Like
  • Smilinjax
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    well heli-shorty-opios

     

    Most of blackberry's customer base would have, like me, pre ordered and no need to go to a store it gets delivered by our tele comm rep
    27 Apr 2013, 08:08 AM Reply Like
  • PersephonShropshire
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    All numbers have to be put in relation to the value of the company, this is very basic to an investor but you seem to have missed this fact completely.
    27 Apr 2013, 01:15 PM Reply Like
  • Roger c
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    @Heliopios Those numbers mean nothing to Blackberry. Samsung is battling Apple for bragging rights.
    Blackberry on the other hand is giving people the choice of owning the best smartphone in the market today.

     

    I prefer professionalism to bells and whistles.
    27 Apr 2013, 01:22 PM Reply Like
  • bbryuser
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    Why exactly does a positive mention of bbry bother you so much? bet you are a short.
    27 Apr 2013, 06:17 PM Reply Like
  • bbryuser
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    you will see the shorts capitulate when the stock reaches the price it did when the big hedge funds started taking positions but you will certainly see a lot of the weak hands for shorts shaken out in the coming weeks as they bought in too close to their margins . It isn't just longs having weak hand shaken out but the shorts also have this but the media seems to overlook this as if the shorts had some sort of mysterious power that the longs don't.
    You will see all the money that is on the side waiting to be reassured and convinced that this is for real .
    So there are more new longs waiting and as the short float grows, fewer shorts to swell the short ranks. the shorts are now trying to avoid the inevitable with their periodic scare articles. and to make a bit of fast money on top of their larger underlying play which was initiated at say 30 ... but you are getting some suckers in the short ranks climbing on now who will be wiped out very quickly given their thin margins.....look at the options clusters for the end of this week.
    However it does do a service in that the bbry projections upwards will be measured rather than chaotic and thus firm bases will be established as we move upwards and this will help the sideliners be reassured that they will be less likely to be sideswiped buy a bear raid. This because further reports for the upcoming quarters will help solidfy bbrys postitiion as a comeback kid. I still see some instability but at increasing share price levels.
    as well the shorts the professional ones who got in early enough still have enough margin power to pyramid in short term plays apart from their initial positions. So this likely is contributing to the growing short float...for a time. So the more they make on paper the more they have to wager on a further short just moving it tighter. The professional early shorter will still be making money on quick in and out plays while delaying the moment when they logically capitulate on their intial for eg 30 or 50 dollar short stance...that they took way back when. So the shorts some are pyramiding on their profits from their initial stake as they retreat.
    Once their major cushion is knocked out say at 30....they will have less margin to play with. This is just a theory. What are other peoples thoughts on this aspect of the shorts?
    28 Apr 2013, 12:35 PM Reply Like
  • KIA Investment Research
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    Yeah, lets hope ol' Michael Collins didn't exaggerate anything.
    I personally found his store visit amazingly productive; especially considering it was exactly what he was looking for. http://seekingalpha.co...
    27 Apr 2013, 02:16 AM Reply Like
  • Smilinjax
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    oh its know I tail piping in usually when promoters on here find out there wrong they disappear
    27 Apr 2013, 08:09 AM Reply Like
  • hahaha48
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    I am happy making money trading BBRY.
    I thank all BBRY fan boys for their support.
    The news on q10 sounds very familiar to the Z10 a few months ago and will support the stock price for the next 2 months. I do expect the q10 will sell 2 times more than the z10 as compared with the same time frame after its release. The Z10 sold 700,000 last quarter after all those great reports of sold outs. Last I heard even SPRINT sold more iPhones just in the US than all z10 sale in the world and most people outside of the US propably do not even know SPRINT is a wireless company now.
    To confirm my believe I will wait for a full quarter report on the q10. (the next earning report may be too early to confirm q10 sale) If by then BB still lost subscribers then BB as a standalone company will be over.
    27 Apr 2013, 05:49 AM Reply Like
  • Smilinjax
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    iphne and z10 are not in the same league YET bbry has 5% and growing market share and iphone is 27% and shrinking FAST I might add
    27 Apr 2013, 08:10 AM Reply Like
  • bbryuser
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    Which company was it that was only initially up until now going to be selling the Q10 was it sprint? Why yes I think that would be Sprint. And for sure that shock moment worked well for the shorts at the time it came out didn't it?
    But if you let me get shares even cheaper for now great.
    And lets see Verizon picked the White Z10 as an exclusive.
    Now Q10 will be sold by a number of telcons in the US not just Sprint but wasn't the other speculated upon back story that Sprint had to unload a shipload of other competitors items first and thus passed on the Z10

     

    Probably the shorts are also hanging their hopes on the reduced orders from bBRY to one of its former key mfgers...full story out now is that bbry is no longer using that mfger because it is focused on cost dynamics . So if a short were to pin their hopes on one mfgers dip in profit and bbry..without knowing the full story they would likely want to cover once the full disclaimer came out as it did it was presented on the news section for tdwaterhouse.
    So half story for Sprint as Z!0 wasn't in the mix atleast up until now but Q10 is.
    Why I wonder? Probably also want to differentiate from their other brands plus they had a ton of dirt cheap other products to unload in their channel first .

     

    The subscriber base is also a red herring....do note Do competitors report subscriber base and move by bbry to other income generating metrics on top of legacy subscriber base. including from apps yes bbry got the message
    ..plus there will be money coming in from enterprise intiatives and we are yet to see even understand the full implications of QNX and the monetization aspects.

     

    Partial info in a nano bite world makes it incredibly hard for investors and traders...be they long or short.

     

    Like the elephant and the blind man describing the portion of said animal that he could feel...was it the whole picture? At least the blind gent was making an honest effort to describe the elephant as best he could but what of the spin doctors with agenda think of the huge short position right now.

     

    My goodness how could a telecom sell something it didn't have unlike the shorts eh? Shorts borrow to sell but clearly not having Z10 in stock or pipeline or agreement at the time meant that Z!0 could not be sold by Sprint. Sprint wanted the Q10 so lets see what comes out ....of course there were zero sales of z10 because sprint at the time was not selling it. because of its own internal issues and dynamics. So no sales possible for Z10 for Sprint even if a sale is a sale. The Q10 is a different matter.

     

    Lets see what happens with the Q10 which Sprint clearly intends to have as a contrast to its other offerings .
    27 Apr 2013, 06:29 PM Reply Like
  • bbryuser
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    The thing is if bbry were at the same share price level as Apple or Samsung you MIGHt have an argument but the info is still incomplete here re sales etc. WE are looking at bbrys turnaround story.
    WE the longs are not saying bBRy shares should be at Samsungs level nor apples.
    But longs are saying bbry is worth a heck of a lot more than it is now.
    Your comparsions are not really what a serious investor would want to pin their money on are they? I am looking for a turnaround play where my share value will go up. I bought in way below book value. And that is my comparative. The other imo is just silly.
    And apple and Samsung have way more to lose esp apple against Samsung...
    This metric comparison in big numbers is not how I make my money it just doesn't compute on the metrics I look for.
    YOu might also want to note that Zacks have reportedly moved bbry up to a number two notch which is a really big deal.
    it doesn't matter if fred down the street has lost a hundred pounds on his bathroom scale....I would be quite ill if I lost that amount

     

    However I do think the David and Goliath story has merit here re not sitting on laurels. Something bbry learned the hard way.

     

    So I look to improvements
    But improvements calibrated in terms of improvement of bbry metrics. First.
    This is a turnaround story and that is what excites me. When this becomes clear to the masses is when I will be lightening up on my shares.
    27 Apr 2013, 07:01 PM Reply Like
  • Frank Siedler
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    @hahaha48
    Time for BlackBerry will never be over. And why not?! Because there are always people, you call them fan boys, which know about the qualities of BlackBerry phones! BlackBerry is not a short hype, it's legend! :-)
    27 Apr 2013, 07:36 AM Reply Like
  • Smilinjax
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    I remember when apple was at 4-6 bucks a share in the 90's and still had pc buyers that swore by the product and kept it a float

     

    I guess those users were fan boys too
    27 Apr 2013, 08:12 AM Reply Like
  • vantech
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    I would like to see their advertising create more 'attention gaining value'. We need Kate Upton to bring to the market the 'look' value it
    needs to promote the Blackberry's outstanding competitive
    advantage which is SECURITY - SECURITY... George VH

     

    Note: If she's good enough for Mercedes Benz, then she's good
    enough for us.

     

    This is not in place of the current lady's efforts.
    27 Apr 2013, 08:21 AM Reply Like
  • User 8819281
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    But aren't returns outnumbering purchases???? LOL
    27 Apr 2013, 08:24 AM Reply Like
  • tsaloo
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    That bloke Michael Collins does some serious research, backed by hard facts. That's the kind of analysis I trust. Cheers mate!
    27 Apr 2013, 08:27 AM Reply Like
  • SilvioS
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    Why are you comparing blackberry a company worth 5 billion to a company worth over 200billion.

     

    Rim is generating enough profits and has enough assists to justify this really low price. Just in cash on hand its worth about 9$ a share. Stop hating just to hate and let blackberry do its thing.
    27 Apr 2013, 09:01 AM Reply Like
  • Zele
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    Believe it or not but pictures speak louder than 1000 words from today opening at Selfridges and based on that fact BlackBerry storm is coming soon...Z10 and Q10 are perfict storm...BlackBerry storm...
    27 Apr 2013, 10:00 AM Reply Like
  • bbryuser
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    you are definitely a short. Who else would be so concerned?
    27 Apr 2013, 06:18 PM Reply Like
  • pjdacs
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    Better than that, he might be worried about his job on Monday.

     

    Language like that makes him sound pretty desperate.
    27 Apr 2013, 06:47 PM Reply Like
  • bbryuser
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    Do you really read all the posts on every single stock or is there a reason Helio that we are so lucky to get you dropping in...YOU ARE A Short and you are living on borrowed time. Booooh.
    27 Apr 2013, 06:52 PM Reply Like
  • Zele
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    International low firm Clifford Chance, German security forces, Canadian tire, Delata Airline,USA President Obama bulletproof BB Z10...are just some of chains or people that already switching to Q10 and Z10...

     

    Q10 is designed to meet and exceed hard core BB fans expectations and just base on first impression from London...thumbs up..

     

    Z10 is designed to return and satisfy BB fans who like bigger screens..Q4 report..55% switching back to BB platform from other OS...thumbs up...

     

    So who is loosing...Apple , Nokia...Just look into latest Apple Q1 report. Without Steve Job Apple is in free fall with big money in the back but things are changing fast....and Nokia with all that inventory in partswith low margins...are you kidding me...that is money tied in product...dead money...

     

    Z10..Awarded for High Design Quality in the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2013...

     

    Customer satisfaction data report for Z10 showing showing better satisfaction comparing to mayor competition APPLE and Samsung...

     

    By the way....New BB Management is doing just great...come out of nowhere and surprised everybody expectations with profits based on cost saving....and only with 1 month sales of Z10.....big Margins...Much bigger than Apple or Samsung and that is main reason why there is going to be huge change in all stores...because of profit that store are making on Q10 and Z10 ...because of profit that store are making on Q10 and Z10...and Selfridge is just a starting point...

     

    By the way I have Z10...I love my phone and this site is mainly for BB supporters...but again everybody is welcome, every opinion is important but than again speak based on data not based on Felton make up stories and similar Short desires...
    28 Apr 2013, 02:42 PM Reply Like
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