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  • BlackBerry CES Announcements Add To Positive Momentum [View article]
    They won't have to drive them to the dock.
    Jan 21, 2015. 09:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry CES Announcements Add To Positive Momentum [View article]
    You can ship phones by plane.
    Or do you think UPS and FedEX drive everywhere?
    Jan 20, 2015. 08:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry In Terminal Decline [View article]
    Funny, they have z-wave as "zwave OR z wave". I wonder how many more hits they would get if they had it spelled correctly in their search.

    I guess if I write a few more blog articles on John Chen, BlackBerry and IoT, it will not him to #1 from #2 of Bursting Influencers

    Based on the people, the top IoT is
    1 ) The White House
    2 ) Samsung
    3 ) AT&T
    4 ) Samsung
    5 ) Accenture

    I really don't think the White House has any influence on what companies build for the IoT
    Jan 16, 2015. 02:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Will Lose Enterprise To Windows [View article]
    @The_C_Man

    Because you can access your cloud files through the File Manager just like it was on the mobile. And you can access your PC files through the File Manager, just like it was on your phone.
    Jan 16, 2015. 01:23 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry CES Announcements Add To Positive Momentum [View article]
    It should work better for phones, you can ship them faster than a car and they probably take less time to build.
    Jan 16, 2015. 01:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Will Lose Enterprise To Windows [View article]
    Maybe Microsoft can do with Mobile Enterprise what they did with Car Infotainment.
    Jan 16, 2015. 12:53 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry CES Announcements Add To Positive Momentum [View article]
    @markpelmark
    "I also **assume** John Chen budgeting for the new Passport and Classic, and staring at a huge inventory of phones that did not sell that he "inherited", did not want to over order."

    I agree. He saw the issue with the Z10 and the Q10 and didn't want to repeat that blunder. In fact, I would be surprised if there weren't already people within BlackBerry who years ago complained that building up inventory and hoping it would sell before it was outdated was a stupid way to do business.

    I find now that furniture companies don't keep large warehouses of built up inventory as I wait for 2 months for some couches.
    Jan 15, 2015. 08:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Ship Is Headed In The Right Direction [View article]
    A native app will always run smoother than a All-In-One app, that pretty much goes without saying.

    The mobile app shops that claim to build for all platforms are either using HTML5 or a few other tools that port to the different platforms. However, the majority of apps don't require too many hooks into the phone system, which makes cross-platform development a good choice for those who want to get their app out to as many possible customers as possible. Frankly, if I can reach another 5 - 10 million possible customers with just a little more work, I would do it.

    Also to note, HTML5 capabilities are usually different across browser, whether desktop, game console or mobile. Sometimes the mobile browser is much better, as the BB10 browser ranks higher than most desktop browser in HTML5 compliance.
    Jan 15, 2015. 08:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry falls below $10 after Baird, Canaccord cut estimates [View news story]
    @BobMorgan "apple ahead of all else. good stock for owning. "

    Umm... IBM had home automation scenes in the 80's with X-10 components.
    Z-Wave and Zigbee are the new home automation component. There are plenty of more flexible home controllers than HomeKit that will send information to your iPhone
    Jan 14, 2015. 09:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Ship Is Headed In The Right Direction [View article]
    @Vlad I don't have to have an Android phone to run Android apps. If the app was made in HTML5/JavaScript, it is not dependent on the OS.

    What Android is doing to iOS, is what Windows PC did to the Mac. Windows was open to all comers to make hardware and software, Apple, not so much. Can't make a case for adoption when you can't run most of your software.

    With phones, a smart app company, with the proper resources, could easily write an app for Android, Windows, iOS and BlackBerry.
    Jan 14, 2015. 08:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Ship Is Headed In The Right Direction [View article]
    "1. How did you find out that 10M units per year won't bring any money to the company? It does not make sense to me."

    I know that it was reported as a good estimate that 10M would be needed to make a profit. I think that number wasn't given by BlackBerry. It would seem, that since Q2 should the hardware devices in the black and Q3 showed a small profit, it would take less than 10M to make a profit.

    "The sad part of this thesis, is that only 1 will survive and lead no matter how convenient, good or whatever else the others are. (MSFT on the PC OS)"

    Microsoft had an illegal monopoly, which pushed out the other DOS based PCs. For the most part, it was great business thinking. Anyway, not a good comparison of a market. Usually a market can sustain 2 top dogs and a good number of niche players. BlackBerry is currently the niche player. Microsoft is a niche player trying to be a top dog. Unless something huge happens to Android and iOS, that's never going to happen.
    Jan 13, 2015. 08:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry In Terminal Decline [View article]
    Is QNX revenue down? Or is other revenue (BIS) down?
    How big does revenue have to be to be meaningful? Enough to make that division profitable?

    Yes, QNX is better than Microsoft's infotainment system. Microsoft's system was hurting Ford's business. The people that it matters to, went with QNX. QNX is not just car infotainment. QNX installs is being leveraged for IoT and BES management.
    Jan 12, 2015. 04:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Ship Is Headed In The Right Direction [View article]
    I would say that the automotive industry has already taken notice.

    What QNX does at CES is try to get the automotive industry to look out side of the box when creating an infotainment system and possibly buy some of their other services and hardware for the car platform.
    Jan 12, 2015. 04:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry In Terminal Decline [View article]
    Well, having Windows was a brand liability for Ford.

    You are trying to equate some dealer as caring about the OS brand, which, I agree, doesn't matter to him. It does matter to Chrysler or Ford or GM that the OS used is flexible enough that a Focus dash doesn't look like a 300 dash. It does matter to them that they don't see the QNX brand, but rather they see Lync, UConnect or OnSTar.... because that's what they sell to the consumer.

    BlackBerry (QNX) sells the license, sells the services to create the UI and even sells the service to update the UI over-the-air. They even sell hardware for the systems as well.

    For the consumer, they know it isn't Windows (and soon, that it isn't Linux), but it connects to their iPhone, Android, BlackBerry or Windows phone without issue. They know that the interface is easy to use, which is part of why they will buy a car from that company again with that particular system.
    Jan 12, 2015. 03:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry In Terminal Decline [View article]
    There might not be branding by QNX, but they do provide services for creating the UI.

    http://bit.ly/1KD0T8S
    Jan 12, 2015. 03:03 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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