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  • Earnings Preview: BlackBerry Q3 2015 [View article]
    So, based on today's price, a 10% jump on the 19th?
    Dec 12, 2014. 04:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Blackberry And NantHealth: A Good Start But A Long Way To Go [View article]
    The real world answer:

    AAPL announces partnership with IBM for vague non-existent product/service. Stock goes up. BBRY stock goes down.

    BBRY announces first new actual product as part of a partnership, BBRY stock slightly ticks up.
    Dec 10, 2014. 09:20 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's November Fire Sale Really Is A Bullish Sign [View article]
    Price hasn't been "raised". The price for the Red has been set without the discounted sale price.

    The article link is incorrect and misleading.
    Dec 10, 2014. 08:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's November Fire Sale Really Is A Bullish Sign [View article]
    "BlackBerry raises price of Passport."

    Incorrect. The Red Passport price ($699) is the full price while the Black ($599 - 499[Black Friday Sale]) and White Passports ($599) are at a discount of the full price. The Canadian Passport has always been $100 more due to taxes and exchange rates.
    Dec 9, 2014. 01:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chen: Chinese acquisition of BlackBerry would be blocked [View news story]
    "wouldn't be able to accept a buyout offer from a Chinese company due to opposition from Western governments,"

    Everybody knows that.

    Feels like a GEICO commerical
    Dec 4, 2014. 02:29 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons BlackBerry Could Post A Surprise Q3 Profit [View article]
    I'm a red Passport owner, I've been watching the sales.

    My point was, that even with the Black Friday discounts and the iPhone Upgrade, it doesn't make a difference if people still think the latest BlackBerry with a keyboard is a Bold (am I'm not talking about a 9900 series).

    When Tim Allen pulled out his Passport on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, skeptical people would think that it was just part of a BlackBerry advertisement plan. In a way, I hoped it was and then we would see even more instances of Passport phones appearing in public to get notice. But, it wasn't, it was just Tim Allen being geeky. Good for Tim. BlackBerry should have run with it. They still need work on marketing.
    Dec 1, 2014. 03:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons BlackBerry Could Post A Surprise Q3 Profit [View article]
    " no carrier wants it as it is unlocked."
    Except for Telus and AT&T. But, as people have pointed out, when Apple basically locks you out of the carrier stores, why is it a negative to be able to sell unlocked phones on your own?

    "besides, a written off inventory in theory has "0" margins so it contributes crap to the bottom line."

    Doesn't eliminating inventory reduce the cost of having inventory? Based on what is going on now with the Passport, the plan is now to have little to no inventory, which would help prevent fire sales in the future.

    " It's like BES10, roll em out and no one came."
    DoD the Fortune 0 company. Check the link above, they are using BES 10 and will go to BES 12.
    Dec 1, 2014. 01:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons BlackBerry Could Post A Surprise Q3 Profit [View article]
    “This is still a Blackberry, still a government-provided device, but now I have personal space on this. I have my personal email, I have personal apps. One device integrated with the personal side of the business." - See more at: http://bit.ly/1tvG3gQ

    He's talking about BlackBerry Balance with a BB10 phone.
    Dec 1, 2014. 12:51 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons BlackBerry Could Post A Surprise Q3 Profit [View article]
    "I believe the company could sell closer to 500,000 Passports this quarter."

    While I believe the number is definitely over 200,000, I don't think it will be 500,000.

    Unless BlackBerry improves advertising, nobody is going to know that the phone is out there and I think the Passport has reached its leveling off number and will sell in very modest numbers from this point out. It is not a phone for everyone, never was meant to be. I think that the Classic will probably do better than expected, but there are other things that needs to be done in order for legacy owners to upgrade to BB10 phones, the belt doesn't port legacy apps by magic.

    The limited red Passport was sold out on Black Friday on Amazon, but is still in pre-order status on Shop BlackBerry. My guess is Digital River is having some bigger issues with their order management and that's not helping sell devices. Amazon has stock again on the red, which either means people canceled their orders when the price didn't drop to the black price on Friday or that BlackBerry shifted inventory to Amazon due to Digital River's issues. I'm not sure how that would affect overall sales, but I do know that if people don't like the shopping experience, it can out weigh how they like the product.
    Dec 1, 2014. 09:15 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yes, BlackBerry Can Run A Promotion And Still Make Money; No, It's Not A Sign Of Desperation [View article]
    Music is already portable through Link.

    There is a free app a day from Amazon world offering going on.

    BlackBerry already put out the $10k carrot for developers. The issue is winning over the minds of the bigger companies. And in general, the developer relationship is a little iffy right now due to the ending of AIR as an option and the pushing of Android for any app that isn't "enterprise".

    Frankly, the only course of action would be for BlackBerry to check out the top apps in iStore and pay to have them ported. And every time some manufacturer comes out with an "iPhone this or that", pay to have it developed to work with BB10. He should also have a large team of developers on stand by to offer conversion of legacy enterprise Java apps to BB10 for free.

    But, on a side note, there were rumors and videos of someone who claimed to have ported older iOS apps to run on the PlayBook. He started making a little more progress and he got shut down. Can you image what would happen if BlackBerry could offer a device that ran iOS, Android and BlackBerry apps?
    Nov 28, 2014. 01:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Yes, BlackBerry Can Run A Promotion And Still Make Money; No, It's Not A Sign Of Desperation [View article]
    Yet, you just proclaimed above that BlackBerry will be gone in 6 months to a year.

    Marketing success doesn't necessarily mean profit margin. It normally has to do with positive brand awareness. Outside of this stock blog, there have been plenty of article on the BlackBerry Passport. Just a quick Bing and Google search shows that "BlackBerry Passport" has about twice as many hits as "BlackBerry Z30". The Z30 is a great phone, but nothing was done to sell it. What they are doing with the Passport is helping get the consumer back to thinking about BlackBerry again.
    Nov 28, 2014. 12:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Yes, BlackBerry Can Run A Promotion And Still Make Money; No, It's Not A Sign Of Desperation [View article]
    @biobat Whatever your definition of "a lot" is, it is not the same as "all" or "most".

    @ako in marketing terms, if people are talking about the product due to a marketing campaign and are talking about it in a good way, then it is a "success". Here you are on a 3 day old post still trying to put a negative spin on things, so I doubt you would see success for BlackBerry if they sold every Passport they made in the first 3 months it was available.
    Nov 28, 2014. 11:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Yes, BlackBerry Can Run A Promotion And Still Make Money; No, It's Not A Sign Of Desperation [View article]
    I'm not arguing against the "me too" and "Apple does nothing wrong" portion. I'm talking about those users with a ton of music and other things that they feel they can't transfer over without a ton of work.
    Nov 28, 2014. 10:50 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yes, BlackBerry Can Run A Promotion And Still Make Money; No, It's Not A Sign Of Desperation [View article]
    Then it can be labeled a "successful" marketing stunt.

    I see a lot of Apple users as being trapped, more than loyal. They got into the ecosystem and their no way out. Microsoft does the same thing with businesses, make a lot of things "free", but then you end up being stuck with what you got.
    Nov 28, 2014. 09:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Yes, BlackBerry Can Run A Promotion And Still Make Money; No, It's Not A Sign Of Desperation [View article]
    According to Amazon, the red Passports are all sold out today, which is the release day. Rumors had that limited run at 20,000 units. The price on the red Passports is still listed at full price, which means a good number of people were willing to pay full price for a phone when they could have gotten the Black Friday discounted black Passport.
    Nov 28, 2014. 09:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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