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  • BlackBerry: The Ship Is Headed In The Right Direction [View article]
    I'm sure people will point out that Foxconn also builds the iPhone. But, I guess, unless the iPhone 6 is cheaper to build than the iPhone 5 or that everyone decide to wait until the 6 was available for a few months to upgrade, then a good amount of the 50+% increase in sales must be due to the Classic.
    Jan 12, 2015. 09:54 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Ship Is Headed In The Right Direction [View article]
    Where to look at QNX is not the license fee for QNX. Yes, QNX Car has anywhere from 40-60% of the new car market. Numbers are not exact, but with Ford switching over, it is probably closer to the 60% for the upcoming model year.

    The key to QNX is hinted with Nanthealth and the HBox. 250 hospitals already have QNX based HBox's in use. At some point this year, those HBox's will be able to connect to BES. Once they are connected to BES, Io(health)Things can be connected to BES. From there, BlackBerry will earn a fee for BES subscriptions and devices connected to BES.

    This model also pertains to the many QNX devices used in manufacturing and other businesses. QNX has been internet/connection ready for a few years, so it could be possible to connect older QNX devices to BES, without the need of replacing the devices.
    Jan 12, 2015. 09:50 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Digital Money Transfer, Not Advertising Is BBM's Best Hope [View article]
    "The limited number of BBM users means a dedicated BlackBerry money transfer app for Android and iOS device might be in order."

    " Limiting the scope of a BlackBerry money transfer app to BBM users is just wrong."


    From a development stand point, it makes perfect sense to use BBM as the money transfer app. BBM already has the security and user connection function figured out, what would be the point of creating a separate app to do those functions?

    When someone sends money, there will be some sort of communication, which is what BBM already does. Android, iOS and Window users can already download BBM (millions already have). By keeping Money, Individual/Group Chat, Conference call all in the same app, it saves the need to advertise different applications for singular functions.

    On top of this, once they have downloaded BBM to do transfers, it is there for them to try the chatting. It is also there for the advertisements and stickers.
    Jan 9, 2015. 01:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry CES Announcements Add To Positive Momentum [View article]
    "Why is Foxconn "on the hook" and how do you know that they have a "piece of the action"? Not trying to argue, but how do you know?

    And why would Foxconn risk being involved with sales of new phones for BBRY, outside of a contract to assemble and manufacture."

    I am guessing the thought would be that BlackBerry shifted manufacturing supply issues to Foxconn for the devices being made their (not the Passport). So, if Foxconn ordered too many raw materials to make phones that didn't sell, then it would be their loss and not BlackBerry's.
    Jan 9, 2015. 01:30 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry CES Announcements Add To Positive Momentum [View article]
    AT&T has their reasons. It doesn't look like they asked for the Classic to be changed in order to sell it. However, who knows what they might ask for the Z50 (aka Z30 replacement).

    Frankly, if you can get a round or square one and still use it on the AT&T network, it doesn't matter. If BlackBerry can keep inventory levels low and turn out customized looks for carriers, that only helps people feel unique when they buy the phones (black, white, red and all black, now round Passport). Exclusivity can sell a product.
    Jan 9, 2015. 11:25 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry CES Announcements Add To Positive Momentum [View article]
    I would like to point out that HBox (QNX based) is already in 250 hospitals in the USA. It will be BES Io(medical)T compatible this year. This would mean that instantly 250 new BES customers with hundreds, if not thousands of devices to be controlled by BES. On top of that, as pressure from new laws require more connection between hospitals and other health professionals, this would encourage others to get on a secure network and will possibly increase sales of HBox and of course BES.
    Jan 9, 2015. 11:21 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: A Classic Turnaround Failure Continues [View article]
    @KIA So, you made an argument to something I didn't say, because you didn't read the article? What was the point?

    "PS. Who cares what service Ford is using to push out the update. "

    Because no one else provides the service, because BlackBerry owns QNX.
    Jan 9, 2015. 10:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: A Classic Turnaround Failure Continues [View article]
    @mikebator Someone who is going to rob your phone in order to buy stuff won't care about your feelings or your finger.
    Jan 8, 2015. 01:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: A Classic Turnaround Failure Continues [View article]
    @KIA
    "But I still do not believe Ford will entrust BlackBerry with this.

    Almost certainly Ford will be making use of QNX Car 2 OTA and not BlackBerry. "

    Is it really that hard for you to grasp? Ford will be doing the updates using BlackBerry's service. Just like a mobile administrator uses BES to push things to the devices.
    Jan 8, 2015. 11:47 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: A Classic Turnaround Failure Continues [View article]
    @Denis III
    You do understand that I actually own a Passport and use it daily, right?


    Passport 4.5 inch screen is bigger than iPhone 6 4.7 inch screen
    http://bit.ly/1EIDL8I
    Jan 7, 2015. 04:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: A Classic Turnaround Failure Continues [View article]
    Bradmeister "I'm glad you're happy with your Passport and that you don't mind using a heavy, unwieldy, sharp-cornered device housed in cheap plastic."

    Well, I don't have overly sensitive tiny weak hands, so I don't understand this repeated complaint of yours.
    Jan 7, 2015. 02:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: A Classic Turnaround Failure Continues [View article]
    @Bradmeister - yes the sleeping hack is funny. The hack using photos of fingers is not so funny.

    http://bit.ly/1xS9Kgv

    I don't find my Passport to be heavy nor cheap feeling.

    "anemic software and hardware ecosystem"
    Um...remind me how many types of iPhones you can get?

    Oh. And that nice iOS system that still requires a home key to get back to start? Sure, you have a ton of apps, which is all Apple has going for it. But, if I can get the same app as an Android version, it will play on my BlackBerry.
    Jan 7, 2015. 01:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: A Classic Turnaround Failure Continues [View article]
    @Bradmeister "lacks a fingerprint authentication sensor"

    Just don't let your little daughter hack your password.
    http://bit.ly/1xFG5IE

    Oh... get your Passport with round corners from AT&T for your delicate hands.
    http://yhoo.it/1xFG5IJ
    Jan 7, 2015. 01:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: A Classic Turnaround Failure Continues [View article]
    @KIA "As I said, Ford will likely not allow BlackBerry provide over the air updates."

    Uh....
    "The more likely case is that Ford's in-dash infotainment would need the update."

    I'm guessing you didn't understand my original post. Of course that's what the QNX Car 2 OTA update is about.
    Jan 7, 2015. 12:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: A Classic Turnaround Failure Continues [View article]
    "Remember it's Ford's reputation on the line here. "

    Which is why they gave up on Microsoft and went with QNX.
    Jan 7, 2015. 08:42 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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