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  • As Encrypted Messaging Enters Mainstream, BlackBerry In Catbird Seat [View article]
    @scott trader,

    "Its abstract all right, who wants to hold a waffle up against their ear..."

    Both of us! We will because that's what we will eventually do. I never thought I would have such a large phone (Z30). It's not going to take long when that size will become common place.

    I hold waffles up to my mouth, but just for a second. http://bit.ly/1licZv6
    Aug 20 05:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Passport: No Killer App, Investors Lose [View article]
    @bbrybad,

    I have to think that Apple will continue to rise, as you say. I don't mind at all. I bought Apple and IBM (and others) before the partnership. I've made money on the name. I don't buy their products. A whole host of others do. That suits me just fine. They are helping pay for my healthcare.

    I'd like to see Michael Blair adjust his position as the name has much too many supporters. It's going up without the hedge funds of late. Sure, there are some, just not as many as before. Don't look for the bottom to fall out.
    Aug 20 05:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Limited: Before You Buy Or Sell, Hold The Phone! An Algorithmic Perspective [View article]
    @kherman,

    "What would you think of bbry if they flat out stopped making phones?"

    If it happened today, I would exit now, not tomorrow, now!

    Blackberry is not recognized as a software company as of yet. In five years, I doubt the hardware will be as critical. Today, the hardware is the only thing we have to really talk about. That's until the remaining legs of support are general knowledge.

    BBM, IoT, QNX, and so forth, are not house hold names. In fact, Blackberry is, but as in, "Their still in business?". John Chen is working on that....
    Aug 20 05:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Limited: Before You Buy Or Sell, Hold The Phone! An Algorithmic Perspective [View article]
    @Greggebhardt

    "What it proves is the Blackberry fanboys praise good news and call the others "out of touch"

    So true Greg. As one that used to party when someone finally wrote a positive article about Blackberry last year, I've become accustom to Kofi's ilk. In fact, I've learn a lesson from Kofi's backslappers. They got it right in 2013. Shorts and Longs are both right/wrong in 2014...so far. We Longs get the baton by Christmas. Shorts will slowly die off. Me? I'm practicing being "smug" about Blackberry. I'm not ready to wear it just yet...;)
    Aug 20 04:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Limited: Before You Buy Or Sell, Hold The Phone! An Algorithmic Perspective [View article]
    I do appreciate the "update" data. I don't care for the algo-software. Models are models. I do wish you luck with it.

    Blackberry is a hold for most and a buy for a few. I have been a buyer for the last 18 months (4 installments). Currently, two of the four are green. That would be the bulk of my purchases. The next one to fall will be at $11. $14 is the last.

    If you don't mind the risk, pile in here. Even Mr. Knowitall recognized Blackberry as a buy in the low 9's. He's out somewhere around here...unless he changed his mind.

    @Edge of Glory, I really hope you learn to temper your predictions, they do frustrate you when they fail miserably. Anything north of $11 is good. I'm looking for $15 by years end. Yes, it may hit $15 before then, I'm looking for $15 to become the base, not the top. Patience!
    Aug 20 03:17 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Big Oil Under Serious Threat [View article]
    @stvrob_63,

    "If our belief in global warming requires us to restrict the freedoms and beliefs of our citizens, how is that much different from imposition of an islamic caliphate, or god forbid, some kind of totalitarianist regime?"

    How do you get a belief in a hypothesis about global warming (that has not been proven) and compare it to caliphate?

    I understand that some folks see global warming as a religion and make others adhere to their believes. They themselves do not change their lifestyles to advance the "cause", they just want others to advance the cause. Like if one does not like me because I drive a car that burn gasoline, they want me to walk. They do not require the same of themselves. Al Gore is an example. His house is quite large as compared to mine. He is a hypocrite or he is just playing politics. He uses far more electricity than I do.

    Christians follow the Christ. They don't follow Buddha. But Christians don't require everyone to follow the Christ, they share the good news in hopes that others will follow the Christ. They do not cut off their heads as the Islamists do if you don't follow the caliphate. Or the Christian does not restrict the lives of those around them if they don't follow the Christ. Global Warmist want all people to restrict their lives since they "believe" CO2 is harming (or could be harming) the world we life in.

    We must tolerate each others believes. Forcing others to bend to ones belief is never going to work in a republic. You will have to change laws to impose your will on others. Well, that will lead to problems for the republic.

    I for one reject the models and the hypothesis as the models have failed and should be rejected, just as the "hockey stick" has failed and has been rejected. Hypothesis! Empirical evidence shows not warming; in fact it shows cooling. But who's arguing about .7 degrees F.

    Much to do about nothing.
    Aug 20 01:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sorry, But The BlackBerry Passport Is Not Being Panned [View article]
    @Corey,

    I don't have good evidence, but it's safe to say that Apple is spending about $750 million this year on ads.http://tcrn.ch/1tkd8Or

    The link shows Apple spending 691 million in 2010. Apple had been spending about 15 to 20 million per year before the big push. So, I could be a good bit low at $750 million.
    Aug 20 12:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple tops $100 following bullish Morgan Stanley note [View news story]
    How many people worldwide have diabetes?

    366 million and counting....http://huff.to/1tk9G6p

    And that was three years ago.
    Aug 19 11:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As Encrypted Messaging Enters Mainstream, BlackBerry In Catbird Seat [View article]
    @Shock Exchange,

    "However, as the "Internet of Things" pushes privacy and ant-hacking equipment/platforms to the forefront, BlackBerry is poised to benefit."

    That is one of the biggest reasons I hold more than 23,000 shares of Blackberry. I had predicted that there would be a major breach of security in mobile. Little did I know it was our own spying agency spying on everyone without a cause. Bastards!

    I also predict that everyone will be a target of other governments for as long as we all shall live. And that will be a drive, not the only driver. Apple and "other" don't care about your privacy and do sell it to the "lowest" bidders.

    For me and my house, we will purchase Blackberry. Love live Blackberry and Canada.
    Aug 19 05:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Passport: No Killer App, Investors Lose [View article]
    @Mr. Knowitall,

    I have an empirical example of typing on a Z30. I type faster when holding the phone sideways. The Passport will make that obsolete.

    If I get my hands on one soon, I will give you my take. We will be seeing videos soon with reactions. Surely Blackberry used a focus group to flesh things out. You are worried about nothing.

    Again, Blackberry is leading.....by design.
    Aug 19 04:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Passport: No Killer App, Investors Lose [View article]
    @Mr. Knowitall,

    I don't think John Chen went out and designed/built the Passport in-house before getting commitments from business.

    Do you think business and the regulated community wants Foxconn (I'm thinking Apple products) built for their top-line management?

    We all know that Blackberry builds great hardware; only the best will do.
    Aug 19 04:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sorry, But The BlackBerry Passport Is Not Being Panned [View article]
    I also like the fact that BlackBerry is manufacturing the Passport. I'm not taking anything away Foxconn. I own two Japanese autos, both assembled in Japan. There's something to be said about having a Japanese product assembled by the Japanese. I'm saying that BlackBerry "has" the ability to build the the best hardware since they designed it.

    We know it's secured. That sells itself to business.
    Aug 19 03:08 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sorry, But The BlackBerry Passport Is Not Being Panned [View article]
    @gettmoney,

    I and many BlackBerry consumers had that same reaction. Now it's becoming a "must" have!

    Good stuff Corey.
    Aug 19 02:00 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Passport: No Killer App, Investors Lose [View article]
    @cereal,

    All that tweaking cost you performance. That's why BlackBerry has the large battery.

    I own 2010 370Z and a 2013 Toyota Prius. Both get about the same miles per tank. The Z has a bigger tank. Nissan knew the Z wouldn't get great gas mileage (though very fun to drive fast), hence the bigger tank.

    The browser controls will slow the experience.
    Aug 19 11:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As Encrypted Messaging Enters Mainstream, BlackBerry In Catbird Seat [View article]
    @bbrybad,

    Even if someone comes up with Blackberry grade security (I doubt it, billions have poured into it and no one can get close), it would take a couple of years to provide it out and then it would have to be adopted, and then by whom?

    And why? Blackberry is doing a great job of security and they are trusted. Who is coming up with as good and why would one jump ship? Just because the name is not Blackberry?

    It's taking too long to compete with Blackberry on security, why folks keep trying.

    Handsets are very weak for Blackberry. I just hope not forever. Maybe in five years they'll have a strong niche market that will be unchallenged.
    Aug 18 02:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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