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  • BlackBerry (BBRY -2.4%) fell once more today. A possible trigger: Kantar Worldpanel estimated BlackBerry accounted for just 0.7% of U.S. smartphone sales from February-April, in spite of AT&T and Verizon's late-March Z10 launches. The number is down from the 5.3% estimated for a year ago, and also the 0.9% estimated for January-March. SA contributor Elephant Analytics argues Kantar tends to understate high-end phone sales. [View news story]
    Honestly, who gives a rats rear-end about U.S. sales when everyone here has their iPhones and buckets of chicken so far up their rectums to see straight, especially since BB10 has only been on the market a few months...yet everyone is still preaching Windows phones even though they have been on the market since 2011 and after more than 2 years are still being UTTERLY stomped by the competition. You can thank Microsoft's impeccable (read: 'hot garbage') marketing for that.

    I can't navigate a single app without being bombarded by adds on my GS2 and can't stand the overly-simple, dated and under-functioning iOS, and lack of a battery cover.
    Jun 3 05:10 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Will Surprise: Forecasting June Earnings [View article]
    I was wondering that myself - advertising and marketing costs impacting opex. Guess we will see. Anyways, we are green as of this writing (9:06) but I bet we dip into last week's lows today if ur gonna pick some up.
    Jun 3 09:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Will Surprise: Forecasting June Earnings [View article]
    I was thinking .56 and 300 million. Either way I'm happy if they stomp .22! (previous earnings)
    Jun 3 08:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Q10 Outsells iPhone 5 And Galaxy S4 In France [View article]
    1) It was during a common timeframe.

    2) regardless of how many they sell with respect to AAPL, they don't have to outperform Apple's EPS to have their stock price appreciate. They just need to sell so much hardware and subscriptions per quarter and show growth q/q.

    3) If you're talking about BB7 phones they would have been selling for much less than iPhones. I believe iPhones have the highest (non-subsidized) prices of all smartphones. So far from what I have noticed, all smartphone subsidized pricing has remained consistent with the competition. So no, prices aren't lowered to boost sales, not with the Q10 anyways.
    Jun 1 04:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lifting The Veil On Deutsche Bank's Flawed BlackBerry Study [View article]
    Market got hammered. People taking profits where they may. OPEX might have pinned too
    May 31 04:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Time To Throw In The Towel? [View article]
    People left BBRY for the competition and its ability to make taking a dump more entertaining. Now BBRY can supply people with that time sink as well as an efficient, effective and reliable way to communicate.
    May 30 03:30 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • But, But BlackBerry Was Dead [View article]
    I don't know pjdacs. Could very well be additional converts to BB, or a complete anomaly contributed by people just not browsing on their Apple products all that much for the month. I see the inflection point in BBRY and AAPL however, and I guess time will tell if StatCounter carries weight.
    May 28 11:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • But, But BlackBerry Was Dead [View article]
    I contribute those stats in stat-counter to a more robust browser found on the new BB10 products. Nothing more. People are opting to browse with their BB10 devices over (I'm assuming) their old BB7 devices. I don't think the recent changes we are seeing in Statcounter is good but not bad either.
    May 28 09:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • But, But BlackBerry Was Dead [View article]
    "best phones on the market".
    That's because they are.
    iPhones are great too but everything else is segmented garbage. This sounds like a stretch...and I suppose it is but I think iPhone and BB will be the two contenders going forward. Android phones are just too cheap and if you want the newest OS you have to buy a new phone. The Lenovo k900 looks nice though.
    BB10 is a rock solid OS on rock solid hardware. I have used a lot of phones and nothing has impressed me more than BlackBerry.
    May 24 04:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia Or BlackBerry, Who Dies First? [View article]
    "Those people will not likely be upgrading to expensive BB10 devices any time soon, nor will BB10 devices help regain many lost customers." -- Why not?

    " What Blackberry did with BB10 was simply too little too late, and I believe the future will show that to be the case." -- and Nokia being the king of mobile phones (5 years ago) and not deciding to release Windows phone until November 2011 wasn't too little too late either right?
    May 23 06:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Is QNX And What Does It Mean For BlackBerry's Future? [View article]
    100$ a car might be accurate
    May 23 06:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Q10 Outselling Galaxy S4 At The Leading U.K. Retail Location [View article]
    Agree Mr. BBRY was trading with the SPY when the hit came. But BBRY was in the red before the QE news. Pretty scary stuff to come back to your desk and see your entire watch list in red.
    May 23 09:02 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Browsers Grows 21% In The UK At Apple's Expense, Soon To Overtake Samsung [View article]
    Right on pj. Agreed
    May 22 05:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • But, But BlackBerry Was Dead [View article]
    Thanks Karl, I'll look into that. I live in central Missouri and am worried about T-Mobile's 4g coverage.
    May 22 10:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • But, But BlackBerry Was Dead [View article]
    WOW. Verizon charges $150+ a month with a decent Data plan and tethering.
    May 22 09:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment