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  • BlackBerry's Technology Portfolio Keeps Growing [View article]
    I found BB10 difficult to navigate through messages compared to BB7 for instance.

    Simple example: on BB7 when you get a message, pull phone out of holster, read message, "L" opens answer screen, type message, hit send, boom it's gone, phone back in holster. In BB10, get a message, take out phone, see a screen, fling up, oops that time didn't do it, fling up, oops now in old screen, shift right, at the hub, scroll to top, oops wrong list, choose right list, scroll to the top, select message! Sheesh!
    Jan 11, 2015. 02:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Technology Portfolio Keeps Growing [View article]
    Beyond everything, Blackberry needs to handle their phone user interface. I still have trouble with it. If there phone was at least as smooth as it used to be, and updated with all features found in an iPhone or android, then I would feel safer.
    Jan 10, 2015. 07:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nvidia's Dividend: One Year Later [View article]
    Your statement, "this is a company/stock from which not much seems to be expected" seems a little too bearish. Over the last year we've seen NVidia come out with their GRID technology, in a world where cloud is become the next big thing, GRID is hot! Many supercomputers use NVidia. Forgetting about Tegra 2013 for just one second, do a search for "Logan" "Parker" "Kepler" "Denver" "Maxwell" GPU. Man! This stuff is gonna smoke! Their 3D tech is really cutting edge. NVidia is really creating on streaming games, but really pushing forward the entire streaming on the cloud for all mobile devices. I am really excited about NVidia's future. I know Intel, Qualcomm and AMD (among others) are also great, but I feel NVidia in a couple years could exponentially expand.

    I only wish software development companies were as advanced as NVidia's GPUs, amazing apps and software could be created for all devices, beyond just games. Such as NVidia's vision on sharp focus for photography. Better maps, better UI, better apps, etc.
    Dec 3, 2013. 03:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry - Can Z30 Resurrect BB10 [View article]
    Randal, you are right, but Blackberry must promote big time, any way possible, to their right customers, repetitively and hard, in order to expand. They must take a winning attitude, not a failed attitude, and must produce like mad fast. They must accept some costs without just giving up. They have to change something and knock out anything that is unsuccessful, but they have to be fast and effective. I think they could be doing more in that regard. More updates/more products. The product must also be impressive, innovative, competitive and worth buying. I myself don't have much interest in a Nokia.
    Nov 17, 2013. 04:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry - Can Z30 Resurrect BB10 [View article]
    Right, but still they need to produce more and faster and make their devices more accessible. And if they don't promote sufficiently then they will be forgotten. They could poor the coals on cheaper means of marketing while they generate enough income. They could focus their marketing towards their public better. They could gain a winning attitude versus accepting the loser attitude. Two friends of mine just switched from BB to iPhone 5 just because they thought BB would be bankrupt soon. I must also mention, I am a BB fan and supporter, but the Q10 looks and feels a bit confusing and could be more aesthetic, so there is still a lot of work that could be done to make them more appealing. If the phones ewe cheaper, I think they would get a greater share of market which would pay off in BBs ecosystem.
    Nov 17, 2013. 04:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry - Can Z30 Resurrect BB10 [View article]
    Thanks Jim, but first of all your vision of Blackberry's stronghold (security, business, speed) are what was Blackberry's stronghold in 2009. The market changed a bit since then. While those are the best features, I am seeing numerous high-powered businessmen reverting to the iPhone because they feel it is more advanced, can do more, more promising, better ecosystem and more common. With the doubts in Blackberry, I understand the turnover rate, though I don't like it. So, secondly, limiting BB's customers strictly to the business end has not been a winning strategy as they are losing many customers from there because they want more. Thus, rather than contracting to be limited, they could focus on the business, but must open their markets to meet the wider needs of all consumers. They must, look, Pfizer is saying to their employers to jump ship.
    Nov 17, 2013. 04:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry - Can Z30 Resurrect BB10 [View article]
    Both iOS and Android have a more mature ecosystem, I.e., apps, which leans towards their Gabor more than BB. Thus, BB needs a bigger edge and specs are very important part of that.
    Nov 17, 2013. 04:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry - Can Z30 Resurrect BB10 [View article]
    I am concerned that Blackberry is losing the PR world, thus losing the company. Sure the Z30 may be their greatest phone yet, but specs are lower than the competition, so right off the bat, why buy it? Secondly, the price is at highest rates possible -as if everyone is waiting in line to buy the next iteration of Blackberry. But unfortunately, we don't see that. The price strategy should be like Nexus and Samsung, drop dead cheap, to get the user base back. Really, half the price would be an attention grabbing phone. Third, Blackberry needs to really start producing in abundance, instead of just the Z30, how about a Z20, Z40, Z50, Q20, Q40, Q50, plus a tablet series. Heinz must not have realized that the cloud is changing computing thus the PC era is more of a cloud PC shared on any of your devices, so more devices is better. Why not also create an entertainment version for gamers with NVidia's powerful Tegra. Blackberry is limiting itself. They need to come out fast with updates and iterations topping competitions speed. BB10 OS needs to really crank. This PRODUCTION would just start creating a larger user base automatically. Too much attention is being spent on the stock price, while being eaten up by a negative PR campaign (yet to be exposed clearly). Personally, while I really want a Z30, I hardly see a large difference compared to an HTC One which is better specs and more features and better ecosystem.
    Nov 17, 2013. 01:42 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nvidia Tegra Tablet: Big Potential Catalyst For An Already Ripening Fruit [View article]
    I tend to agree with you. I only wish NVidia had a larger screen resolution like the Nexus.
    Nov 17, 2013. 01:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry - Can Z30 Resurrect BB10 [View article]
    I think their "biggest" mistake was putting the company up for sale which lost trust in all management. How can that trust be restored after such a loss? I do agree that they should have done BES10 first though, but now that they have, are they gaining traction?
    Nov 17, 2013. 01:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Investors Still Profit From BlackBerry? [View article]
    There are some people that seek to promote goodness and production and to expand and help others expand, and then there are people that are motivated only around money, who loves to see others fail if they can profit from it. Freedom of choice I suppose.
    Nov 17, 2013. 01:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yahoo sued for scanning emails [View news story]
    Oh give me a break! I bet Google (gmail) has been doing that for the last ten years. If you create an email account on Yahoo!, chances are they have access to your data. Right? They don't need to read the content to scan for keywords, names, etc. that will help. I bet their terms cover their use. This is lame.
    Nov 17, 2013. 12:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why You Should Buy eBay [View article]
    Any views then on why eBay stock is about the same price as it was in the beginning of the year?
    Nov 15, 2013. 02:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment