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  • Sony Endorsing BlackBerry? [View article]
    I'm sure you also slam KIA for making false statements in his bear BBRY case studies. But lets give the Sony story some time... This may be an accurate title after-all. Good job author!
    Jan 1, 2015. 03:35 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons BlackBerry Could Post A Surprise Q3 Profit [View article]
    Wow manfredthree... Your ego is too big for a real discussion (based on your narrow minded comments elsewhere) or I'd offer to sit you down for GL lesson but I'm sure you know everything already.
    Dec 1, 2014. 01:18 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons BlackBerry Could Post A Surprise Q3 Profit [View article]
    Corey, I stated earlier that the "sold outs" doesn't add to revenue. To clarify, being a former accountant, I used assumptions: Thor booked the Q's and Z's as sales as they shipped. When Chen wrote them off, I assumed he wrote off the portions that Thor booked as revenue. Now that they sold, what ever the ledger entries are, they would offset COGS and if there was extra margin, well, that would be booked as revenue. Or, Chen wrote off everything related. Again, I used these assumptions based on charge offs/write offs I've done for a publicly traded company in the past. I would love to get a hold of the actual spreadsheets of that Q3 F14.
    Nov 30, 2014. 03:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons BlackBerry Could Post A Surprise Q3 Profit [View article]
    The Black Z30 just sold out on I'm so glad I jumped on it before it sold out. I know it doesn't add to revenue but thats the final of the Thor line. Q10, Z10 and Z30 all gone. Although not sure the Z30 was a significant part of last years massive write off.
    Nov 29, 2014. 10:08 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons BlackBerry Could Post A Surprise Q3 Profit [View article]
    I share your comment, but still optimistic of a surprise. From what I've seen so far, JC under estimates everything. But he did state the decline in SAF bluntly. I'm looking 5 years from now as I always do. That's where my current bullish cockiness comes from. I know how this will end basically.
    Nov 29, 2014. 06:24 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons BlackBerry Could Post A Surprise Q3 Profit [View article]
    Beside commentators on CNBC and Bloomberg(paid to say bearish rumors), who is telling you that the most state of the art device is a "relic"? And I am a consumer who wants it. As a matter of fact, I'll only use a Blackberry just like the ol' President of the US. Stop falling for the lies Franko, most consumers do in fact want a Blackberry. Chen is the one that doesn't care if it takes off with consumers. I just hate to see a nice person like yourself fall for the lies.
    Nov 29, 2014. 06:01 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons BlackBerry Could Post A Surprise Q3 Profit [View article]
    And if you invested those nickels in BBRY, you'd be up about a billion bucks.
    Nov 29, 2014. 04:34 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons BlackBerry Could Post A Surprise Q3 Profit [View article]
    I think you meant "the devices are close to break even" which was Chen's goal in the beginning, but that has since exceeded that expectation. This fire sale he is having is clear to me. This is allowing former die hards a re-entry. I myself was waiting for this as I am frugal as they come. I bought a Z30 yesterday for $225 when I was about to buy a used one for $400. So many others will take advantage of this. Especially the one's like me that actually gave the iPhone a chance thinking BB was going out of business a couple years ago. That phone made me less intelligent and much less productive. I wish I still had it to trade it in, but it went in the trash where it belongs.
    Nov 29, 2014. 03:49 PM | 27 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Reasons BlackBerry Could Post A Surprise Q3 Profit [View article]
    Its so funny that iPhones can be given away for free and they don't get labled as "over inventory". The fact that people are trading in their iPhones is what they should be laughing at. And I'm still laughing at people that question JC's plans. Especially since he has over performed on every goal he has set in the one year he has been in charge.
    Nov 29, 2014. 03:25 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Executive transitions at Baxano [View news story]
    Geez, what the heck happened to this stock? A year ago I made some decent coin off this stock.
    Nov 12, 2014. 09:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Acquisition Of Virtual SIM Start-Up Enhances BYOD Offering [View article]
    Another great move by the leader in mobile technology. I'm still laughing all the way to the bank because of the short squeeze and Blackberrys rise to the top. APPL's recent BIG reveal was absolutely a flop. Cooks "one more thing" copy of Steve Jobs' was not nice to do. When Jobs' did that, the reveal was revolutionary. Not a gadget that has technology that's been around for years and done by countless companies. Keep it going Mr. Chen!
    Sep 11, 2014. 11:52 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Think About The Apple/IBM Deal And BlackBerry [View article]
    Great writing author, my notable quotes are:

    "Most enterprises will want multiple device support - iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry (old and new.) The IBM/Apple deal covers Apple only.

    Neither Apple nor IBM provides a secure network.

    More applications usually means more users. There is a high need for mobile vertical apps. IBM and Apple could get customers to think more seriously about SAP (NYSE:SAP), Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), or even BlackBerry verticals.

    Finally, this validates BlackBerry's attractiveness to large enterprise software and service companies."

    AAPL is officially a growth by merger company. Job's built that company on pioneering idea's. Having to team up with a software company is a bad signal and shows that AAPL no longer has the ability to survive on its own. The 150 billion they stock piled came solely from Job's vision he had 30 years ago. (the iPod, iPhone, iPad). Cook is merely burning through that.

    So I agree... this relationship between IBM/AAPL is only a benefit to IBM in the US only. Snowden effect will restrict their customers to US. Most likely the US government. But BBRY will still have the rest of the world.

    AAPL should buy IBM if they really want to compete with BBRY. Just as BBRY acquired QNX. Having two CEO's dictating a single product never works.
    Jul 20, 2014. 09:33 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple, IBM in far-reaching enterprise partnership [View news story]
    KIA, you know this pathetic partnership is a day late/dollar short. By the time any of this bogus relationship comes to light, it'll be 2016 or further. Besides, AAPL wants to simplify mobile enterprise?!?!?! That's an oxymoron. That in itself show how Cook is detached from being a real CEO in enterprise space. He needs to continue to develop non business, consumer hardware. BBRY has been there, done that, and does it better than anyone. Also, the Snowden effect, is still in effect. NO ONE in Germany and hundreds of other countries will do anything with those 2 American companies. Go ahead Cook, you got around 90 billion left to burn.
    Jul 16, 2014. 12:00 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Demystified 8: Did Volkswagen Just Buy A Critical Part Of BlackBerry's QNX Team? [View article]
    I agree with anonymous1234212. Chen has proven that his acts have so far been spot on. Given the Sybase history, why question him now? Like he said, QNX revenue will be a high margin licensing segment. That to me is actually great news. That VW move is mostly likely not complete and other factors are yet to be done with that. So there is no news yet. I for one am not going to question it. He has more than gave me reason to have confidence.
    Jul 3, 2014. 12:46 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Who Should We Thank For The BlackBerry Short Squeeze? [View article]
    I thank Shaned, SFinvestor, David353 and the others that have now been proven wrong. They are responsible for our new and future bbry fortunes.
    Jul 2, 2014. 11:20 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment