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  • BlackBerry's QNX supports Apple's CarPlay [View news story]
    Apple and BlackBerry are working together? Wow okay
    Mar 4 11:43 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bloomberg: BlackBerry to get major boost from Ford [View news story]
    This is exactly the boost BlackBerry needed, for the longest time they have been struggling to get into new industries and markets
    Feb 23 07:51 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The German Government Might Give An Unexpected Boost To BlackBerry [View article]
    Are most of the governments at the moment using iPhones, Androids, or some other phones at the moment, where will BlackBerry grow in terms of governance?
    Nov 24 07:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple - Waiting For iGodot [View article]
    I really can't see what is going to be amazing with iWatch, doesn't apple already have something similar? It was an ipod nano on a wristband? I might be wrong but i just do not see what Apple can really do with it
    Aug 1 01:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple - Waiting For iGodot [View article]
    Google mostly copies off others then improves it a few ways
    Aug 1 01:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Office comes to Android; Microsoft promises better iOS/Android support [View news story]
    They should come to BB
    Aug 1 01:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Is Apple's 'Not-So-Secret' Hedge Fund Up To Now? [View article]
    Another thing to which they should buy is Intel or some other similar corporation so they can produce their own major software chip on the macs and other various computers. If they do, they will take control of a very important market and industry, kind of how Google went into phones producing software for other phones and creating a phone of there own.
    Aug 1 01:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google unveils mobile-friendly ad format [View news story]
    This is pretty important since more people usea tablets and smarphones nowadays and the use of integrated ads will increase google's revenue and therefore stock price, but will it be enough to bring it to the fabled $1000?
    Aug 1 01:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple roundup: home button fingerprint sensor, Cook in China again? [View news story]
    If apple can properly pull off this new 5C in developing countries, a big explosion could happen again as many developing countries are featuring a smartphone explosion, for example, in India a lot of people are buying samsung smartphones, Blackberrys, and iPhones, but more on samsungs since they are cheaper
    Jul 31 12:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rave reviews for Nexus 7 and Chromecast; Moto X to use "Magic Glass"? [View news story]
    Finally, I am surprised it took this long for a phone company to put proper protection around the sides of the phone where it will need the most protection
    Jul 30 05:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia exec criticizes Microsoft; Baird reports early 1020 sales muted [View news story]
    WP is a pretty good phone but it really needs the apps, otherwise it won't get too far. And they really need to get developers to develop fast because all their competition has more apps, even BB10 tho its much newer.
    Jul 30 05:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia exec criticizes Microsoft; Baird reports early 1020 sales muted [View news story]
    That is true, Nokia is trying their best in bringing phones out but Windows is still struggling to bring out new updates fast
    Jul 30 05:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More BlackBerry (BBRY -1%) execs could be on their own way out: a source tells Bloomberg the company is preparing for a pickup in executive departures as retention bonuses established a year ago expire, and Thorsten Heins sets tougher sales, subscriber growth, and product targets. Moreover, BlackBerry reportedly wants to lower headcount via attrition, given Heins considers the company's ranks too bloated in certain areas. That backs up a recent WSJ report about plans to trim middle management. U.S. sales chief Richard Piasentin was recently fired, and two other execs reportedly left on their own accord[View news story]
    One thing which investors in BBRY should remember is that subscriber decline is not necessarily a bad thing since it could mean that more BB7 owners are switching to BB10. That is one thing this article should change, and cheers to TH to finally taking a stand and firing worthless people
    Jul 12 08:20 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on BlackBerry: BGR has provided fresh pictures and details for the rumored A10 and Bold 9720, while adding the phones largely "make up BlackBerry’s (BBRY -3.6%) entire smartphone roadmap for the remainder of 2013." The A10 is said to have a 5" Super AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, a "more rounder and less aggressive-looking" design than the Galaxy S4, and a dual-core CPU. BGR declares the BB7-powered 9720's design language/styling to be "atrocious," and a "complete disaster" relative to the Bold 9900[View news story]
    Looks suspiciously too much as the BB Curve or Q5, I am not completely convinced it is the new BBRY
    Jul 10 12:48 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry (BBRY -26%) states on its FQ1 call BB10 phones made up 40% of the quarter's smartphone sales. That implies ~2.7M shipments, below a consensus of 3M+ (had risen in recent weeks). BlackBerry subs totaled 72M, -4M Q/Q. Total smartphone shipments +13% Q/Q and -13% Y/Y. 71% of revenue came from hardware, 26% from services, and 3% from software/other. That's a major shift from FQ4's 61%/36%/3%, and suggests service fee cuts and sub losses took a toll. They also affected gross margin, which fell 620 bps Q/Q to 33.9% after rising 970 bps in FQ4; it was still up 590 bps Y/Y. Opex -15% Y/Y to $1.21B thanks to last year's job cuts, but +11% Q/Q thanks to higher marketing spend. (PR) (previous: I, II) [View news story]
    The government of both US and Canda will not allow that to happen, especially due to the latest cyber spying threat by the Chinese and the fact that a Chinese company owning and controlling the president's BlackBerry somewhat does not bode well to many. I agree with Gwyn on how the advertising was certainly lacking, especially in the developing countries where they are suppose to be strongest
    Jun 28 10:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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