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  • Taking BlackBerry Private Makes No Sense  [View article]
    Going private would have an immediate and great advantage.
    Get rid of the current public perception witch is now nothing about the products and services capabilities but all about stories like yours with various levels of accuracy (to stand humble as I'm not an expert).

    What have we heard from BlackBerry ? Not much. In purpose.
    "Niche player" has been hear though. To me, it means "Enterprises"; the segment where BlackBerry is still the reference and have proven efficiency and security advantages.
    And they don't have to sit on hundreds of billions to do so. Whatever cap you calculate as the current one can be enough.

    Can't beat apple and Samsung for consumers ?
    Focus on enterprises, make alliances (MSFT mobile penetration in enterprises is small), stole the market and earn piles of cash with services revenues and CALs (Android, iOs ... WP8?). That's where they used to build their strength, that's where many expect them to be undisputed #1. Loyal customers, fans, Joes and *apps* will follow (BES10 Balance / BBM may help a LOT).

    Last but not least : Stock is "tanking" and they do nothing about it ?
    What if it is on purpose? ... just sayin'.

    Two years ago we had the DOA gimmick, then the 70% chance bankruptcy song, then the "OMG they're selling" headlines, then the "no one wants it" dance ...
    Funny how many "experts" still consider MM Heins, Boulben and Watsda as "chicken born this year". I'm not. Definitely not.These guys are eagles.

    Discl: Long (BBRY)
    Sep 17, 2013. 12:35 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's 'Strategic Alternatives': There Is More Than Hope  [View article]
    French govt - and I assume many to come - forbids the use of personal devices and tablets (read: ipad) and claims mandatory use of encrypted devices (read: BB). Spinning wheel, thank you NSA !
    Sep 13, 2013. 06:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reports: BlackBerry looking to find buyer by Nov., Microsoft "keeping an eye"  [View news story]
    damm I liked by error ...
    Any serious bidder HAS the figures already.
    Sep 4, 2013. 06:55 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Secret Plan To Take Over BlackBerry Is Positive, Not Negative  [View article]
    The point is it is granted by default for iOs and Android (you can avoid it (somehow) but have to disable it manually if you want to). For Blackberry - core and apps - you have to grant before any data can be stored/shared and can even choose what (images, data, stats, ...) can be stored/shared.

    Nice nuance, isn't it ?
    Aug 22, 2013. 07:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dead Money Walking: Sell BlackBerry Before It's Too Late  [View article]
    No one considering they're not selling out ?
    I'd be delighted if all this turned out to be the signal for a MS/BB joint venture in the Enterprise division ... oh my. What a brilliant trap.

    Aug 16, 2013. 10:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Time To Throw In The Towel?  [View article]
    It's sometimes delightful to bump theses "analysts" blah. Enjoy the read.
    Aug 14, 2013. 06:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on BlackBerry: BGR has provided fresh pictures and details for the rumored A10 and Bold 9720, while adding the phones largely "make up BlackBerry’s (BBRY -3.6%) entire smartphone roadmap for the remainder of 2013." The A10 is said to have a 5" Super AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, a "more rounder and less aggressive-looking" design than the Galaxy S4, and a dual-core CPU. BGR declares the BB7-powered 9720's design language/styling to be "atrocious," and a "complete disaster" relative to the Bold 9900[View news story]
    BGR is lying with fake "exclusive" news.And you won't see any picture of A10. Nothing but a greasy picture of 9720, we have seen many already.
    That's a piece of [put a sad word here]
    Jul 10, 2013. 12:37 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Time For Longs To Wave The White Flag?  [View article]
    haha !
    Im on my desktop ... and French is my native language. Sorry, a phone call made my re-reading too late for edit. Although this is not a grammar check, more likely a counter-sense ... no spell/grammar check will help.
    Jul 9, 2013. 09:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Time For Longs To Wave The White Flag?  [View article]
    Sorry; typo and editing timeout ;)
    "Our risk/reward ratio is better than Ever"
    Jul 9, 2013. 04:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Time For Longs To Wave The White Flag?  [View article]
    There's a bunch of people like me who won't read your article as "traders". Even the "long position" we've embraced makes no sense for usual stocks trading; we're on a 3 yrs+ (was 5+ at start) perspective.

    Sure, we could bet on other stocks in the meantime as we know BBRY won't raise that much before 1-2 yrs and will probably sit under the $20 mark for a while.
    Sure, we could be upset that there is no EPS for a while.
    Sure, we could fear a dive ...
    We had made this investment just relying on the interest BBRY have raised as a speculative game (huge trade amounts, 40% shorts, piles of analysis, testimonials, forecasts ...).
    We didn't.
    We did so because we believe the company has a solid recovery plan (brilliant innovative vision of safe "mobile computing") and Heins - as anti-sexy some may paint him - is a wise CEO. We don't want fanfare nor fireworks. We want the job to be executed as fast as possible. Today's possible is slowest we believe it would be. But we're still on tracks and he succeed already to beat the 70% consensus constantly repeating the last two years that BBRY would go bankruptcy "next week". Heins did beat "street" estimates ... by far. Our risk/reward ratio is better than never.

    We're the "StockBerrians" : we're so long, we can wait.
    (meet us here : and add your thoughts to 35K+ posts started Feb 2011)
    Jul 9, 2013. 03:55 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on BlackBerry (BBRY) FQ1 earnings: The stock's off 16% premarket after the big miss on both lines. Smartphone shipments of 6.8M were up 13% sequentially, but fell far short of consensus of 7.5M. "The smartphone market remains highly competitive, making it difficult to estimate units, revenue, and levels of profitability." (PR[View news story]
    Probably Q5 build&deploy + A10 devlpt + Marketing costs ?
    We'll know in the conf ...
    Jun 28, 2013. 07:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unwinding Crowded BlackBerry Short Trade Can Choke Short Sellers  [View article]
    We're SO long we can wait.
    Do not sell. Hold and watch.

    Long without stop.
    Jun 20, 2013. 05:11 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry - One Week After Saying No To Price Wars, Q10 Discounted By 11%  [View article]
    Actually, Amex is paying the discount. ASP is unchanged. Title is wayyyy misleading.
    Jun 18, 2013. 04:02 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Z10 Likely To Fail, Q10 And Q5 Give Hope  [View article]
    Specs ... what an outdated analysis method. Have you made some real world testing ? C'mon ...
    Jun 17, 2013. 05:24 AM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • App fragmentation could be a problem for BB10 (BBRY -1.4%), warns Strategy Analytics' Neil Shah. Whereas the touch-only Z10 has a display with a 1.67:1 aspect ratio (1280x768 resolution), the QWERTY-sporting Q10's display has a 1:1 ratio (720x720 resolution). That means developers, many of whom are already inclined to write for iOS and Android before BB10, have to "specially tweak" apps originally written for the Z10 to work with the Q10 (and soon the Q5). Thorsten Heins declared last month there are 120K BB10 apps available, up from 70K in January.  [View news story]
    This guy must be kidding. As usual, poor technical knowledge turned into "expert-like" language ... Well, in short : not really if devs have done their work properly.
    The only problem we'll face (and it has been announced months ago, prior the Z10 launch) is the 1280X720 resolution for next Z10-like devices (current is 1280X768).
    It's a concern for games or "high graphics apps", notably. But we are waaay better than android fragmentation, for sure.
    We'll have only two aspects ratio (16:9 and 1:1) and that's a fair deal IMHO ... even far better than previous fragmentation on legacy BB devices

    Everything is detailed here :
    Jun 11, 2013. 02:23 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment