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  • BlackBerry's November Fire Sale Really Is A Bullish Sign [View article]

    Thanks for pointing out how unknowledgeable you are in terms of advertising. Hypothetically lets say the passport is discounted to $99. How many more subscribers do you think Sprint can attract? hmmm?
    Nov 6, 2014. 03:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's November Fire Sale Really Is A Bullish Sign [View article]
    Jeepers creepers cliff. I'm sure Sprint's recent woes had nothing to do with the iphone 6 being discounted.
    Nov 4, 2014. 02:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Did BlackBerry Sell 200,000 Passports Or A Million? [View article]
    People claiming Blackberry sold 200K units because retailers ordered 200K units are making one big assumption.... that's Blackberry actually shipped 200K units. Look back when the Surface tablets and Nokia WP8 phones were released and you'll start to get a clearer picture.
    Oct 17, 2014. 10:51 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft sues Samsung over Android royalties [View news story]

    Microsoft has access to Samsung's patent portfolio already through cross licensing in the contract that is being disputed.

    Secondly, Microsoft didn't buy a lot of IP from Nokia. Just some design patents.

    Samsung isn't "entitled" to negotiate anything, as the appropriate analogy is closer to buyer's remorse.
    Aug 3, 2014. 01:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Dips: What Happens Next? [View article]

    I didn't misread anything. MKIA never disputed Lenovo's interest, but the offer amount. You responded without refuting that. It's you that misread the comments.... twice. The whole point is, nobody knows what the offer was because it never reached that stage. That's the whole point MKIA was trying to make.
    Jul 18, 2014. 08:00 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Dips: What Happens Next? [View article]

    Mkia asked for a link to an actual bid amount. Look it up. It isn't there.
    Jul 18, 2014. 01:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Is On The Right Track [View article]
    @ELLAS + 7 Likes

    Marcap: Launching cheap phones such as the Z3 in overseas markets is not in any way, shape or form a focus on the enterprise segment. Quite the contrary!

    ELLAS replies: You really need to read BlackBerry's Press Releases and News Releases. The Z3 has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with the Enterprise.
    (with the emphasis on absolutely.)

    Please reread until you understand what point a person is trying to make.
    Jun 2, 2014. 01:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: We Lost Many Battles In The Past, But Not The War [View article]

    "Lest we forget the first Iphone sold less than 1.5 million iphones in the first half a year of it's release and only 5.4 million in it's first year. So with the benefit of hindsight do we now look back at IT as a massive failure? Or the new beginning of Apple?"

    And why must in every post your have to compare BB to the iphone?

    Does it matter to you that the smartphone market in 2007 is really really small compared to today? Does it matter that the first iphone was available on 1 carrier only? Does it matter to you that there was nothing remotely similar at that time?

    Please continue to make more apples to oranges comparison and call others ignorant. It's just more egg on your face.
    May 23, 2014. 02:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: We Lost Many Battles In The Past, But Not The War [View article]

    Dishonesty would be comparing z10 to the galaxy grand and one post and shifting it to the galaxy s3 to the next. It will also be dishonest to compare the z10 to the S3 when the closest Samsung phone during release is the s4 and ignoring the z10 was reduce in price because they didn't sell and not because it was getting old.

    Ignorance would be assuming "Rule of thumb is to try and mark up for twice the amount paid in order to have profit after. ($154-$300)Profit Thesis? Check." All you're doing is assuming they make a profit, and therefore they make a profit.
    May 23, 2014. 02:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: We Lost Many Battles In The Past, But Not The War [View article]

    Are patent fees considered COGS? I think I left that out and the amount is certainly not insignificant. If I remember correctly, a $200 phone only carries a $40 profit margin, while a bill of parts of around $70.

    The scale of economics is not linear, hence why only 2 companies control the entire market.
    May 23, 2014. 02:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: We Lost Many Battles In The Past, But Not The War [View article]

    I'll quickly highlight some of your errors and will appreciate you actually read and understand first before you try to post something.

    The Z10 was BlackBerry's first bb10 phone. Saying it's not a not a flagship is pure BS. More importantly, blackberry was forced to reduce it's price after only a couple of months and before the z30 was released.

    "How can you claim that a $154 device selling on line in India for $300US (17,200/58) is a loss? Looks like a profit to me, whether it’s sold on BB portals or others with their cut, no matter how you slice it that’s still a profit and a fcf +.."

    I'll try not to be too cruel with my comment but are you fcking serious? $154 is the cost of parts. So according to you:
    Shipping =0
    Factory workers=0
    Import taxes/duty=0
    Retail sales =0
    Warranty =0

    According to you, there's no other cost then the parts. Do you expect magic elves to put the phones together? Maybe after they're done, they can conjure up the packing as well.

    If you've noticed, you get a lot of egg on your face because every single comment you make is ill informed.
    May 22, 2014. 11:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: We Lost Many Battles In The Past, But Not The War [View article]

    First of all, I'm not the one that "always" compare the blackberry to the iphone. That titles belongs to Ellas that starts the post with "you know and I know" and ends with "the iphone is a toy." in fact, I'll challenge you to find an article Ellis has commented without a post referencing the iphone.

    Secondly, you just don't get it. It's not about iphone ability to sell, but BlackBerry's inability to do so. I only mentioned the iphone parts for comparison because that's what the teardown referenced highlighting their are higher price parts in the z10. What you are totally missing is the Z10 is a flagship device and none of the flagship models from other companies has to be sold below cost. You are comparing mid end models to be flagships which is dishonest.

    By your logic, circuit city is a sound investment because when their products were "right priced", they sold out too.
    May 22, 2014. 09:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: We Lost Many Battles In The Past, But Not The War [View article]

    Here's what you wrote earlier that prompted my question:
    "The scale Foxconn enjoys (ironically largely due to Apple)--that scale or 'spread' over what Blackberry would pay for a snapdragon, is now Foxconns bonus! "

    Do you not see the problem with making that statement after researching who provides the processors for both? I don't think you need to be a software engineer to figure out the error in the reasoning an I see nothing arrogant about pointing that out.
    May 22, 2014. 08:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Ignored Junk, BlackBerry Just Piled In It [View article]

    I don't think you understand the problem with quoting out-dated information. There are many contributors here that bash blackberry that would always start with last years before, dominate. Last year, massive write-down, and all of them would be scolded in the comment section for using out-dated information. This practice is not exclusive to this site as media outlets copy off of one another, so you see a large bunch of articles citing the same misinformation.

    You are essentially doing the same thing but are on the other side of the fence. You called BS on MKIA when he cited information from a credible source, and a number that is within reason and attempted to justify your position by quoting out-dated information. That is no different than saying the Z3 won't sell because of the Z10 write-downs last year.
    May 21, 2014. 12:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: We Lost Many Battles In The Past, But Not The War [View article]

    The cost of parts for the z10 is $154 slightly higher than the iphone. Iphone sells at over twice the price of the z10. I would call the z10 a massive failure and please compare the z10 to low spec androids so people can forget this was BlackBerry's flagship that was suppose to save the company. Now, it's reduce to comparison with phones 1/3 of its price.
    May 21, 2014. 02:16 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment