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  • Calendar Q2 iPhone (AAPL +0.6%) sales are trending towards ~30M (above a ~27M consensus), says Jefferies' Peter Misek in an info-packed note. Misek also: 1) Believes Apple has set aggressive Q3 and Q4 iPhone build plans, with nearly half the Q4 builds involving a cheaper iPhone. 2) States the iPad Mini is "cannibalizing more than expected," and expects the current model to be kept and discounted after a retina model launches. 3) Expects the 5th-gen iPad to be ~50% lighter and 30%-40% thinner. 4) Thinks AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) are talking with Chinese white-box OEMs about selling carrier-branded phones, in an effort to cut subsidy costs. 5) Believes consumer BlackBerry Z10 (BBRY +0.5%) sales have slowed, but that Q10 sales are better than expected. [View news story]
    I have Z10 and my son will get Z10 this month. Of course if A10 comes out later this year, I would get one for myself....
    Jun 9, 2013. 08:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry (BBRY +0.6%) is talking with rival OEMs about having BlackBerry Messenger pre-installed on their phones, says COO Kristian Tear; the remarks come a month after BlackBerry announced iOS/Android versions of BBM would arrive this summer, exciting some investors and stoking fears among others of less hardware differentiation. BBM claims a base of 61M active users (many of them in emerging markets), with 70% of them using it daily. The iOS/Android apps will face competition from WhatsApp (200M+ users and #2 in Google Play free download rankings), Skype (#3), and Facebook Messenger (#4), among others. [View news story]
    BlackBerry says majority of top U.S. firms testing its new devices
    8 hours ago by Thomson Reuters
    TORONTO, June 5 (Reuters) - Sixty percent of U.S. Fortune 500 companies are already testing or using the system to manage BlackBerry's new line of devices, the company said on Wednesday, as U.S. carriers began to roll out its new keyboard-equipped Q10 smartphone.

    The Q10, which comes with the tiny physical keyboard that many BlackBerry fans admire, is the second device powered by the new BlackBerry 10 operating system.

    The touchscreen Z10 launched earlier this year.

    The U.S. market is crucial for Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry as it seeks to win back market share ceded to Apple Inc's iPhone, Samsung's Galaxy smartphones and other devices powered by Google's Android operating system.

    "This is a very exciting day for us, launching with all four major U.S. carriers," BlackBerry Chief Operating Officer Kristian Tear said in an interview.

    Tear said BlackBerry, which has long had a strong base of corporate and government users, expected the Q10 to allow it to win back customers who have been using other devices.

    He believed demand for the smartphones would be helped by the fact that a majority of top U.S. companies were testing or installing the BlackBerry Enterprise Service system that would allow them to manage the new devices on their internal networks.

    "Since everybody is migrating toward this, we expect it will definitely create pull for our (smartphone) products," he said.

    "There are a lot of very loyal BlackBerry keyboard users out there who have been waiting for this and I think, with the Q10, we will also be able to win back prior BlackBerry customers, who are now trying other platforms."

    The Q10 launched in Canada, Britain and a few other countries two months ago. The U.S. launch was delayed due to a longer carrier-testing process.

    The device is already on sale through T-Mobile in the United States, while rivals Verizon and AT&T have begun to accept pre-orders for shipping later this month. Sprint plans to begin selling the devices this summer.
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    Jun 6, 2013. 12:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry (BBRY +0.6%) is talking with rival OEMs about having BlackBerry Messenger pre-installed on their phones, says COO Kristian Tear; the remarks come a month after BlackBerry announced iOS/Android versions of BBM would arrive this summer, exciting some investors and stoking fears among others of less hardware differentiation. BBM claims a base of 61M active users (many of them in emerging markets), with 70% of them using it daily. The iOS/Android apps will face competition from WhatsApp (200M+ users and #2 in Google Play free download rankings), Skype (#3), and Facebook Messenger (#4), among others. [View news story]
    60% of USA fortune 500 companies are already using or testing q10,z10and bes10 BlackBerry said on Wednesday.
    Q5 will move in low range
    Z10 and Q10 will move into mid range
    A10 will become new flag ship phone and released for Christmas time...
    Jun 5, 2013. 09:40 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Usual Suspects - Gentlemen, It's Getting Old Already [View article]
    Apple case...Just be careful, something is not right there..If Apple start already buying shares as they say, why price is not going up..Less shares on the market and price must go up or....what if Apple just buying shares from shareholders who is leaving Apple and in that case just keeping company on the same level as it is now covering real truth and piece in their backyard for now....
    Jun 3, 2013. 01:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 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[View news story]
    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...
    Apr 28, 2013. 02:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 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[View news story]
    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...
    Apr 27, 2013. 10:00 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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