BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY) - NASDAQ
  • Sep. 8, 2011, 4:40 PM

    RBC's Mike Abramsky thinks Research In Motion's (RIMM) FQ2 results and FQ3 guidance will beat Street estimates when the company reports later this month, thanks to its latest BlackBerrys driving upgrades. However, Abramsky still rates RIM a Neutral, believing its QNX phones "may remain pivotal" to reversing North American share declines. (previously)

    | Sep. 8, 2011, 4:40 PM
  • Sep. 8, 2011, 3:48 PM

    Though Nomura's Romit Shah rates Marvell (MRVL) a Netural, he's positive on a 4G LTE chip the company announced yesterday, which he believes puts it on better footing against rivals such as BRCM and QCOM. Shah also sees the chip boosting Marvell's standing in China - a market the company hopes will offset declining sales with RIMM.

    | Sep. 8, 2011, 3:48 PM
  • Sep. 7, 2011, 5:14 PM

    Canaccord's Mike Walkley is cutting his 2011 shipment target for Research In Motion's (RIMM) PlayBook tablet to 1.5M units from 2.2M, and his 2012 target to 2.5M from 3.2M, based on checks with retailers. On the other hand, Walkley's checks suggest iPad (AAPL) sales remain strong. (previously)

    | Sep. 7, 2011, 5:14 PM
  • Sep. 6, 2011, 4:29 PM

    Research In Motion (RIMM +2.8%) has caught an upgrade from Scotia Capital, which now rates the stock an Outperform and has set a new PT of $46.50. Scotia thinks a pending EU ban on Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) popular Galaxy smartphones will give RIM a lift, and believes its recently-released Bold 9900 is already selling well in Europe. (earlier)

    | Sep. 6, 2011, 4:29 PM
  • Sep. 6, 2011, 11:51 AM
    Little-known Canadian activist investor Jaguar Financial gets uppity, calling for Research In Motion’s (RIMM +1.3%) board to consider a range of strategic alternatives, including a possible sale of the company or its patent holdings. Jaguar isn't big enough to change RIM; still, the move could mark an acceleration of shareholder criticism of the company.
    | Sep. 6, 2011, 11:51 AM
  • Sep. 6, 2011, 9:24 AM

    In another indication of the iPad's (AAPL) dominance of the high-end tablet market, UK electronics retailer Dixons has dropped the price of Motorola's (MMI) Xoom tablets by more than 30%. Meanwhile, a French site claims the Xoom's official price will soon drop by £200. Best Buy (BBY) put Research In Motion's (RIMM) PlayBook on sale last week.

    | Sep. 6, 2011, 9:24 AM
  • Sep. 6, 2011, 8:26 AM

    DigiTimes Research sees smartphone shipments rising 60% Y/Y in 2011 to 462M units. It expects Apple (AAPL) to become the world's No. 1 smartphone vendor on the back of 82% shipment growth, and Nokia (NOK) to fall to No. 2 thanks to a 26% decline. Samsung (SSNLF.PK) is expected to post 191% growth, and Research In Motion (RIMM) a mere 13%. (previously)

    | Sep. 6, 2011, 8:26 AM
  • Sep. 1, 2011, 2:11 PM

    In a sign that sales of Research In Motion's (RIMM) PlayBooks continue to struggle, Best Buy (BBY) has cut the price of the tablets by $50-$150 in a new sale. RIM shipped 500K PlayBooks in its May quarter, but hasn't disclosed how many units have been purchased by end-users.

    | Sep. 1, 2011, 2:11 PM | 2 Comments
  • Sep. 1, 2011, 9:31 AM

    Macquarie turns bullish on Research In Motion (RIMM), apparently because the situation couldn’t get any more bearish: "Delayed product launches, insufficient and misallocated R&D, poor management reaction to changing industry trends, subpar communication with investors... We view these risks, both self-inflicted and structural, as formidable but not yet insurmountable."

    | Sep. 1, 2011, 9:31 AM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 31, 2011, 5:23 PM

    Openwave (OPWV) finished up 30% on the day after filing suit against AAPL and RIMM. Wedbush estimates Openwave's patent portfolio is worth roughly $100M, and speculates Google (GOOG), which wasn't sued, could be in talks with the company. Even after today's rise, Openwave only has an enterprise value of about $66M.

    | Aug. 31, 2011, 5:23 PM
  • Aug. 31, 2011, 10:07 AM

    Openwave (OPWV) doesn't want to miss out on the wireless patent gold rush: the struggling mobile software developer announces it's suing Apple (AAPL) and Research In Motion (RIMM) for allegedly infringing patents related to mobile e-mail and apps, among other features. Shares are up 17.7% on the news.

    | Aug. 31, 2011, 10:07 AM
  • Aug. 30, 2011, 4:38 PM

    Much-maligned Research In Motion (RIMM +5.9%) continues its improbable run, with shares up 49% since their 2011 low set Aug. 9. There's no news outside longstanding themes: It's a potential takeover target, and new phones could boost results (I, II, III). And analysts have served up a roughly equal number of positive (I, II) and negative (I, II) reports in recent weeks.

    | Aug. 30, 2011, 4:38 PM
  • Aug. 30, 2011, 1:49 PM

    Another month, another round of market share gains for the iPhone (AAPL) and Android (GOOG). According to comScore, Android's share of U.S. smartphone users rose 1.7% M/M in July (on a moving-average basis) to 41.8%, and the iPhone's rose 0.4% to 27%. Research In Motion's (RIMM) share fell another 1.7% to 21.7%. (June data)

    | Aug. 30, 2011, 1:49 PM
  • Aug. 29, 2011, 12:06 PM

    Research In Motion's (RIMM) latest Blackberrys received a muted response from reviewers, and they may be getting a similar response from consumers. R.W. Baird's U.S. channel checks produced reports of "tepid" sales for the phones, as consumer enthusiasm remains centered around the iPhone (AAPL) and a slew of Android devices.

    | Aug. 29, 2011, 12:06 PM
  • Aug. 26, 2011, 1:25 PM
    Tech stocks are a source of leadership today, as the sector has the Nasdaq well in front of its counterparts, +2.3% and on pace for a 5.5% weekly gain. ARUN +20.8% and P +6.4% are jumping after upbeat earnings; RIMM +3.1% and VMW +4.9% move on research upgrades. Stalwarts MSFT +2.8%, INTC +2.1% and CSCO +2% are among the Dow's leaders.
    | Aug. 26, 2011, 1:25 PM
  • Aug. 26, 2011, 11:17 AM

    Amazon's (AMZN) rumored tablet computer will sell for much less than Apple’s (AAPL) $499 entry-level iPad, and could prompt more low-end tablet offerings, NY Post's Garett Sloane writes, citing Hewlett-Packard's (HPQ) big TouchPad fire sale. Competitors such as Galaxy Tab (SSNLF), Xoom (MMI) and PlayBook (RIMM) have come to market with pricing comparable to iPad.

    | Aug. 26, 2011, 11:17 AM
Company Description
BlackBerry Ltd. develops hardware and software solutions for mobile communications. It provides platforms and solutions, which support multiple wireless network standards through the development of integrated hardware and software services. The company's solutions provide access to information,... More
Sector: Technology
Industry: Diversified Communication Services
Country: Canada