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  • BlackBerry Defeated  [View article]
    George, with all due respect, if this is based on one comment with many conditional statements, you might prefer the later from BlackBerry's India MD.
    Basically states the opposite. Even including devices.

    Abstract:
    "What happens to the BB10 platform as you move towards Android?
    We are committed to both BlackBerry operating system and Android.
    A few days ago we launched an update to BB10. There will be ongoing launches for BB10 versions and phones."


    http://bit.ly/1L1sHli
    Feb 4, 2016. 05:46 PM | 22 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry May Admit Defeat On BB10 - What's Next?  [View article]
    * UPDATE *
    Since all this is based on an individual statement, let's consider another one, from BlackBerry India’s Managing Director Narendra Nayak (qualifies as an "insider" too, I believe ?).

    (abstract)
    Q: What happens to the BB10 platform as you move towards Android?
    A :We are committed to both BlackBerry operating system and Android.
    A few days ago we launched an update to BB10. There will be ongoing launches for BB10 versions and phones.

    Source : http://bit.ly/1PWfeTq

    So here you are, speculating, weighting or just use "may", "possibly" in their strict sense.
    I reiterate my former statement : BB10 is going nowhere until BlackBerry can gain the same level of accreditation (security) in governments and enterprises. This will probably happen, question is when and I give you the choice between tea leaves and 8ball.

    P.S: you've certainly not missed the "and phones" part, haven't you ?
    Feb 4, 2016. 06:05 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent Developments Reveal Issues For BlackBerry  [View article]
    False.
    BES12 Cloud is available at reasonable price for anyone.
    You can even try it for free.
    http://tinyurl.com/zns...
    Jan 27, 2016. 09:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent Developments Reveal Issues For BlackBerry  [View article]
    No.
    The way it is exposed and distorted is wrong.
    Exactly the same way I could claim "Oh, I went into the federal bank and when I left, I had $1Mil. on my own bank account. How's that ? Sorry, can't tell". Spin it, you have a (non-) story.
    Jan 27, 2016. 07:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent Developments Reveal Issues For BlackBerry  [View article]
    And now add Mac OS X to the list ;)
    Jan 27, 2016. 07:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent Developments Reveal Issues For BlackBerry  [View article]
    Non BES Protected, consumer grade, not BlackBerry supported, secure enough, PGP, third party software, "largely recovered" and they physically require device...
    Worst hack ever. Almost laughable.
    "PGP BlackBerry smartphones" : what the hell is that ? A non crypted BlackBerry device [genuine BlackBerry crypto] with PGP encrypted messages ?

    The day someone is able to crack BlackBerry security (provided the device is secured, e.g encrypted and tight to BES with A-grade security policy) there's zero chance they'll trumpet it in a mass media rag. Absolutely zero. Because it literally worth hundreds of $Mil. IF and only IF it remains undisclosed.
    I'd suggest the readers to get a bit of information about that enterprise witch claims for years they can break anything ... with an near to empty proven track of record. Talking about fluke marketing ? Probably, but not BlackBerry's one.
    Jan 18, 2016. 06:09 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent Developments Reveal Issues For BlackBerry  [View article]
    "user consent" in a security context means that he can have granted permissions to apps or services ... You play a dangerous game ...
    Jan 18, 2016. 02:54 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry shares fall most in a year  [View news story]
    We'd have to nitpick for a long time ... and we'll be OT so let's keep it short.
    ex : encryption is not enabled by default on Android, except Marshmallow (<1% Market share as of now). There's no equivalent for BlackBerry infrastructure (ok, was below my "altogether") and it's not Linux Kernel + Grsecurity alone, but other modifications to the kernel too ...

    None has come outright with that level of consciousness and BlackBerry indisputably set a new level in the Android [general audience] world. It's not random if Samsung went closer to BlackBerry and put Knox in BES spectrum. That alone speaks volume. And it's no random either Chen is kind with Samsung and Knox. (BTW knox is not available for the general audience, only in EMM/MDM situation).
    Jan 15, 2016. 09:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry shares fall most in a year  [View news story]
    - BlackBerry Root of Trust : device (chips) hard-coded unique encrypted security keys during production
    - Verified boot and secure boot chain (root verification of software's integrity against #1 secured keys)
    - Linux + Grsecurity Kernel
    - Default FIPS 104-2 encryption enabled by default.

    BlackBerry is not alone using these, individually. But they are alone using them altogether in a fully HW->SW trusted chain.

    P.S: of course, add BES12 (+Good technology) and BlackBerry infrastructures if you're in an enterprise environment.
    Jan 13, 2016. 09:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry shares fall most in a year  [View news story]
    Wow, reporting this with a HW performance explanation rather than contextual China and Oil price pressure ? From a Seeking Alpha Editor ? One really have to read between the lines ...
    Jan 8, 2016. 06:24 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Missed The App Revolution In 2008, 2013, And QNX Powered Infotainment Is Poised To Miss It In 2016  [View article]
    Moreover NONE of the competitors' current OSes have been proven mission critical ready nor bullet proof on the security front. None. And it's not randomly that Alphabet welcomed BlackBerry in the OHA plus google for work programs.
    Dec 17, 2015. 10:07 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Missed The App Revolution In 2008, 2013, And QNX Powered Infotainment Is Poised To Miss It In 2016  [View article]
    lol, we just have to grab popcorn and watch again pre-ER "Save Our Shorts" attempts. Anything's good, again. I've even see a 2011 *RIM* add V.S news (6K layoffs) bashing line surface again.
    Grabbing my beer, sit an relax.
    This will be entertaining.

    Now about your article, I'd say you'd better dig a bit in the technical area as you seem to ignore how these infotainment systems work (core OS V.S interop./UI layer). You may believe there will be "magic" and Alphabet, Apple or MS will re-invent the wheel, but that's not what current alliances and partnerships hint.
    Well, I guess it's not a matter of facts, anyway.

    I wish disclosure ("may initiate a short position in BBRY over the next 72 hours") were visible enough for those ignoring your long and never ending negativism about anything BlackBerry.

    Disclosure : I'm long (years) BBRY.
    Dec 17, 2015. 03:30 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Why Share Buybacks Aren't A Good Idea Right Now  [View article]
    (hit like by mistake)

    keep looking at SP ;) [US$7.08 as I type]
    US$47 million for 6 million shares = 7,83/sh
    Oct 7, 2015. 01:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Where Did BlackBerry's 44,000 Patents Come From?  [View article]
    @Kia : please first refer to my previous answer, maybe 10 posts above.

    +
    [2013] BlackBerry is the owner of one of the largest, fastest-growing and most industry-recognised patent portfolios in the US (number 13 over 14)
    http://bit.ly/1L6natz

    Re: your direct question = value.
    I'm not sure where this 3,357 Patents number comes from.
    [PatentVue, Jan 2015]
    "In January 2015 "We took a close look at BlackBerry’s current *US portfolio*, which contains 7,266 active patents".

    I'm no expert and it seems no one is arguably able to set a proper valuation so that those "experts" sway from $2Bil. to $5Bil, depending on the context. Whatever the patents number you may want to take into consideration.

    [Chris] Marlett [CEO MDB Capital Group] figures that BlackBerry’s IP is worth $2 billion to $3 billion if it were to be acquired by a consortium in some sort of cross-licensing deal. “$2 billion to $3 billion … is easily justified … as there are approximately 9,000 patent assets with probably 100,000 claims that someone could take a shot at you with in a lawsuit.
    [...]
    If (there’s) a bidding war, I think the number can go as high as $4 billion to $5 billion,”
    http://bit.ly/1oB7wQk

    TBH, it's a bit conceited to try to set a volume/value rule.

    The exact same patent that was considered useless 3 years ago can appear to be mandatory for the next player and become a gold mine.
    One could also be tempted to buy the portfolio only to "bother" competitors that currently (legitimately) use BlackBerry's patents.

    So, what I'd tend to accept is the notion that the more valid (active) patents you have, the best you are. But I'll stand with the experts for valuation : between 2 and 5 $Bil. Can't figure better.
    Oct 7, 2015. 10:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Why Share Buybacks Aren't A Good Idea Right Now  [View article]
    They have to recruit talents. Stock options are a great incentive for challenging (and talented) employees.
    I'll add that drying a bit the (short) speculation by limiting the available share fleet can't wound.
    Oct 7, 2015. 09:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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