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  • Microsoft May Have Delivered A Knockout Punch To BlackBerry [View article]
    BlackBerry has 80,000 MDM customers.

    Want to take a gander at what Good, Mobile Iron, IBM, Apple and Microsoft have?
    You can add them all together to make it seem bigger, if you like.
    Oct 29 08:32 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did BlackBerry Sell 200,000 Passports Or A Million? [View article]
    The company would then just get BlackBerry's new virtual chip which will separate out the work from the personal calls.

    My guess is, that the company would limit the number of calls on the work side and let them use whatever they want on the personal side. That way, when the employee runs out of minutes on the work side, they would be forced to use their personal side or talk to their boss about why they are making so many phone calls for work.
    Oct 27 09:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: There's No Chance Lenovo Buys BlackBerry [View article]
    Nothing like WRAL to be late to a non-story.
    Oct 23 11:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: There's No Chance Lenovo Buys BlackBerry [View article]
    Maybe Lenovo wants to round out their Android and Windows tablet offerings with a BlackBerry tablet.
    Oct 23 08:57 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Doubling Down Or Running For The Hills As Mr. Market Stumbles? [View article]
    @its-on but in responding to different view points, a discussion is made to either validate or in-validate that view point.

    I responded to your initial claim of poor sales, but you never provided an argument that would support your claim. Most of your replies have been to take one item out of my response and make a non-sequitur statement. Politicians love to do this when they have nothing to back up their statements and are losing the discussion.

    So, beyond a handful of devices in some stores, where is there proof that the Passport is not selling well? That the Passport demand is not exceeding expectation? That the Passport demand is not outpacing supply?
    Oct 22 11:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Doubling Down Or Running For The Hills As Mr. Market Stumbles? [View article]
    I don't put all my money into one basket or stock. That would be foolish.

    Likewise, if you can't accept a different view other than your negative one, then so be it.

    Thorsten's problem was marketing and selling. I never said the Passport was Chen's creation. I know that it was being designed for years. The issue BlackBerry has had for the past 2 years is having a leader that showed confidence in the products and the company. That's where Thorsten failed.
    Oct 22 10:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Doubling Down Or Running For The Hills As Mr. Market Stumbles? [View article]
    @its-on What three companies have you turned around in your career?

    BTW, what Chen said about it, was that it wouldn't be just another tablet. Granted, even the Playbook tablet was better than the others on the market at the time, so I expect that if they do come back to the tablet market, it will be some sort of out-of-the-box tablet offering.

    In case you don't know, which you probably don't, after the 10.3.1 OS is rolled out and all BB10 devices can use Blend, they will have the ability to use almost any tablet from any maker as a mirror to their device. While this might not seem like much, it does open the ability to market BB devices to those who will start wondering what else a BB device can do.
    Oct 22 09:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cramer's Lightning Round - Apple Is Very Inexpensive (10/21/14) [View article]
    Of course Cramer prefers Apple. He knows nothing of technology and only goes for the quick pump and dump.

    But, then again, he could pump and dump BlackBerry easily. I'm surprised he didn't do it on the latest rumor.
    Oct 22 08:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Doubling Down Or Running For The Hills As Mr. Market Stumbles? [View article]
    @Zack 800
    Yes, I watched that yesterday.

    I also picked up that they are playing around with coming back into the tablet market. They are working on a slider phone to give you the best of all worlds (i.e. Passport meets Z30). That they are beyond restructuring and heading into growth opportunities. And, that they overall ecosystem plan is not to get bogged down in the app game but try to get BlackBerry to play nice everywhere with everyone.
    Oct 22 08:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Doubling Down Or Running For The Hills As Mr. Market Stumbles? [View article]
    @mapodga Let me help you here.

    When a company creates a product, they have to determine what the sale price will be. They determine that by factoring cost of materials, labor and the cost of getting to the customer. BlackBerry is not new to this game, so they will price the Passport at a point where all of these costs are covered and provide a profit. They also have to determine how much of something they can produce to meet demand. Chen has stated that they were very conservative on the output numbers. He also has stated that DEMAND has exceeded expectations. DEMAND has surpassed SUPPLY.

    Remember, the device side had turned to profitability before the launch of the Passport. The Passport would have been a success for BlackBerry had it only sold at estimated levels. It has sold at higher than estimated and higher than supply can keep up. So, yes, if you sell more than you had planned for, that is a success. Because selling at what you planned for would also be a success.
    Oct 22 08:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Doubling Down Or Running For The Hills As Mr. Market Stumbles? [View article]
    80,000 MDM customers care.
    Oct 21 04:54 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Doubling Down Or Running For The Hills As Mr. Market Stumbles? [View article]
    Why would I buy a phone at $100 markup due to being from Canada, when I can wait until it is on-line at the regular price? Or, I can't buy a Telus phone, because Telus doesn't operate in my country.

    Do you not understand basic economics or do you have an issue grasping English language concepts?

    The numbers only have to be more than what the phone needs to sell to make a profit. My opinion is that they will sell more than needed to make a profit, since demand has exceeded expectations. Chen has stated this many times.
    Oct 21 04:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Doubling Down Or Running For The Hills As Mr. Market Stumbles? [View article]
    I didn't say that paying 2-3x was smart. I pointed out that it shows that DEMAND is GREATER than SUPPLY.

    Futureshop? Located where? Had how many in all those stores? 20-30
    Futureshop's on-line store is SOLD OUT.
    Right now, on-line at Amazon has 7 at $200 markup. BlackBerry.com has 0. They had about 500 a few days ago and sold them out.

    So, how are you determining sales are not good, based on so few being available in some physical store where nobody shops?
    Oct 21 03:46 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Doubling Down Or Running For The Hills As Mr. Market Stumbles? [View article]
    So, you are saying that the Passports aren't being sold at a faster rate than they can be built?

    All indications are that there is currently more demand than supply. One of those indicators is resellers asking 2-3x manufacturers price for Passports on eBay.
    Oct 21 03:09 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Doubling Down Or Running For The Hills As Mr. Market Stumbles? [View article]
    So, do you recommend BES over other MDM options?

    Because most people look at them increasing that market share and getting more revenue from there and not the handset devices. However, the handset devices were going black before the Passport launch.
    Oct 21 12:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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