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  • BlackBerry Is Fairly Valued [View article]
    @RJ

    "Where this impacts BBRY is obvious. Unless it has devices that are popular in consumerville"

    John Chen has stated that he is not giving up on consumers....

    " John Chen, has confirmed that he will be revealing BlackBerry's 12 month roadmap at the convention in Barcelona."
    "That means we should get a good look at BlackBerry's plans for the forthcoming year. Will these plans include the rumoured model with a self-hiding QWERTY keyboard, or another radical design in the same vein as the BlackBerry Passport? "

    http://bit.ly/1zNZIAs

    The Mobile World Convention in early March just may reveal a device that consumers might just take a fancy to. Got to think that this may be the phone that will get the marketing...
    Jan 26, 2015. 08:28 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry +7.3%; Samsung reportedly still interested [View news story]
    @mrkia

    "Keep in mind "the consuming public" loves their Android ecosystem:
    1. Google Play ecosystem rocks
    2. BlackBerry's ecosystem doesn't"

    John Chen speaks on net neutrality " Net Neutrality: No on Reclassification, Yes on Adding Content & App Providers."

    "Unfortunately, not all content and applications providers have embraced openness and neutrality. Unlike BlackBerry, which allows iPhone users to download and use our BBM service, Apple does not allow BlackBerry or Android users to download Apple’s iMessage messaging service. Netflix, which has forcefully advocated for carrier neutrality, has dis,,criminated against BlackBerry customers by refusing to make its streaming movie service available to them. Many other applications providers similarly offer service only to iPhone and Android users. This dynamic has created a two-tiered wireless broadband ecosystem, in which iPhone and Android users are able to access far more content and applications than customers using devices running other operating systems. These are precisely the sort of discriminatory practices that neutrality advocates have criticized at the carrier level.

    Therefore, neutrality must be mandated at the application and content layer if we truly want a free, open and non-discriminatory internet. All wireless broadband customers must have the ability to access any lawful applications and content they choose, and applications/content providers must be prohibited from discriminating based on the customer’s mobile operating system."

    http://blck.by/1GzhBGQ

    Another take on net neutrality...,
    Jan 22, 2015. 02:11 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Can We Get Back To Business Now? [View article]
    @sfinvestor

    "2015 is a good test to see whether BBRY will truly become a software company."

    I agree...
    Jan 20, 2015. 08:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Can We Get Back To Business Now? [View article]
    sfinvestor

    Hardware is not BB's only source of revenue...

    It is no myth that BB has to show growth if they are going to survive. Even John Chen says "I do't believe you can cut yourself to glory." So now BB is concentrating on growth. You and others expect that tomorrow but BB has enough money to sustain them for quite awhile, so what is the hurry? All this rhetoric of "the sky if falling" is a bit much, don't you think?
    Jan 20, 2015. 07:44 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Can We Get Back To Business Now? [View article]
    @mrkia

    "I wouldn't get overly excited though.
    This could be something trivial like Andreas mentions above, or Samsung licensing ECC, or some other smallish agreement"

    Can you provide a link to back that up, AH's opinion is really not cutting it...

    "All Samsung hardware to be IoT-ready by 2017, says CEO"

    "Samsung Electronics Co Ltd aims to install Internet-of-Things (IoT) systems in all of its devices by 2017."

    http://bit.ly/1upxSsJ

    What if they want to use QNX in all of their devices? And what if they want BES12 to keep these devices secure? BB is already partners with Samsung for using BES12 on select Samsung phones; not so far fetched, imo...
    Jan 20, 2015. 07:05 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Can We Get Back To Business Now? [View article]
    @mrkia

    "Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) denied interest in acquiring BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY), saying instead it was holding talks to use the Canadian smartphone maker’s technology in Samsung devices."


    http://bloom.bg/1upnEZg
    Jan 20, 2015. 06:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Can We Get Back To Business Now? [View article]
    @mrkia

    "Bloomberg quotes an email from a high-ranking Samsung executive that says a report last week of a potential Samsung-BlackBerry buyout were actually talks of a partnership that would see the Canadian firm's technology used in the South Korean firm's devices. "(The Associated Press)

    http://bit.ly/1ul3RVk
    Jan 20, 2015. 06:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Can We Get Back To Business Now? [View article]
    @sfinvestor

    All BB10 phones ends up in the clearance rack after 6 months. The passport is already by far the most expensive phone to build coupled with by far the cheapest selling priced phone on the market (against peers). The volume is simply abysmal so you may have nice margin in the first 200K units, thereafter, not much left. There is all the cost to support the sales."

    In a recent interview with David Pogue, John Chen stated that BB Is now making money on every phone it sells, no more subsidizing, and is including all costs associated with selling them.
    http://yhoo.it/15pNwIO
    Past mistakes made by Thorsten Heins are not going to be repeated by John Chen. "BlackBerry has signed up with Foxconn for five-years, offsetting everything from development to inventory management."
    http://bit.ly/1BWZ3dj
    Foxconn is building the Z3 and the Classic and are taking all the risk. The Passport is a different story, hence the reasoning for not over producing the Passport . John Chen state " We took a very conservative approach and didn’t order too many.”
    http://bit.ly/1up94B8
    It is not as important for BB to sell millions and millions but more important that they make money off of every phone they sell, in which John Chen states that is exactly what BB is doing now.
    Jan 20, 2015. 05:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Can We Get Back To Business Now? [View article]
    @mrkia

    That link you had provided was dated the day Reuters news come out, January 14th.

    "while Samsung’s seven-word statement was even blunter: “Media reports of the acquisition are groundless.”

    http://bit.ly/1ukxzK7
    Since then , on Monday , the article was updated....
    "SEOUL— Samsung Electronics Co.’s co-chief executive said Monday that the company wants to enhance its partnership with BlackBerry Ltd. , but has no intention of acquiring the Canadian handset maker.

    “We want to work with BlackBerry and develop this partnership, not acquire the company,” J.K. Shin, who heads Samsung’s mobile-phone business, said in a statement to The Wall Street Journal.

    Samsung is separately in talks with BlackBerry to extend the scope of its cooperation, including the potential use of BlackBerry technology in Samsung devices, the company said."

    http://bit.ly/1uk66bl

    Not bogus....
    Jan 20, 2015. 12:56 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Can We Get Back To Business Now? [View article]
    @BillySnake

    Still? You think? Wouldn't want to be short right now, very risky...
    Jan 20, 2015. 07:17 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Can We Get Back To Business Now? [View article]
    Samsung might not be buying BB But they are potentially building a bigger partnership with BB than previously announced . This is great news, better than buyout news, imo...

    "We want to work with BlackBerry and develop this partnership, not acquire the company,” J.K. Shin, who heads Samsung’s mobile-phone business, said in a statement to The Wall Street Journal."

    "Samsung is separately in talks with BlackBerry to extend the scope of its cooperation, including the potential use of BlackBerry technology in Samsung devices, the company said."

    http://on.wsj.com/1uk66bl
    Jan 20, 2015. 06:14 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Buyout Might Not Be Necessary For A Turnaround [View article]
    @bob

    Time for another name change..

    This fake language is not working so much anymore...
    Jan 18, 2015. 04:27 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Buyout Might Not Be Necessary For A Turnaround [View article]
    @RJ

    A frank interview with John Chen, who by the way knows a little bit more than you about the future of BB...

    http://yhoo.it/15pNwIO


    First you demand revenue before you invest in BB and now, don't invest in BB because the economy is iffy...what is iffy is your interest in BB, just saying..
    Jan 18, 2015. 02:56 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Buyout Might Not Be Necessary For A Turnaround [View article]
    RJ

    Misleading? It is certainly not misleading that BB spent $1.3 billion on R&D in 2013, this is not chump change. It is especially not a sign of a company not concentrating on growth. They have purchased 2 companies and involved is so many projects that it is really hard to keep up with...

    A good article stating what BB Is involved in...
    http://bit.ly/1Bj8vLa

    I'm not how you figure because they have not spent as much in the last couple of quarters that that is a negative. They certainly have money to spend, if they wanted to, evidenced by last quarters increase of $43 million added to the $3.1 billion .

    Not sure if you know it but John Chen is guiding for growth and profitability in the next couple of months.
    Jan 18, 2015. 12:53 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Buyout Might Not Be Necessary For A Turnaround [View article]
    @bigbucks

    When you consider the leadership that Chen is providing here it is top notch. That's why I'm long."

    I agree, John Chen knows what he is doing, and doing what he says...

    This article sums up BB pretty good...

    "BlackBerry is poised to make a stunning comeback in 2015"
    MIKE WHEATLEY | JANUARY 15TH

    http://bit.ly/1Bj8vLa

    BB has many irons in the fire....
    Jan 17, 2015. 03:50 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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