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  • Early-Bird Analysts Confused About BlackBerry 10 Sales [View article]
    How can "findings" be "speculative"?

    Prices in the UK have been hiked up, which they'd hardly do if they weren't selling beyond expectations!
    Feb 22, 2013. 10:43 AM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Collapsing Ecosystem [View article]
    Did you get "Now, with second rate hardware and a fourth rate OS,", ZK? I wonder where he got that from!
    Sep 30, 2014. 10:42 AM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry - Carrier Support Is Evaporating [View article]
    It would serve the carriers right, Lo; if they were so unhappy with sales of BBRY phones, why didn't they try promoting them, and tell their staff to stop running them down to any potential customer who showed any interest?
    Jan 16, 2014. 08:58 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Ignored Junk, BlackBerry Just Piled In It [View article]
    Zut, Zzoot; that was funny!
    May 13, 2014. 09:14 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: Are You Ready For Some Big Upside Potential? [View article]
    Indeed, that comment is unfair to snakes, who usually don't bother anyone unless threatened!

    As to the article, I think it a little over-optimistic, relying as it does on job figure estimates which are largely speculative, and which take no account of those who are leaving the list of job-seekers (presumably to head for the wilds and live off their wits, or maybe take up a life of crime?). Then there is the "rising" economy, which, more than I've ever witnessed before, consists of little more than share prices going up (which doesn't actually produce anything...) and big companies awash with profits, but who display little intent to invest it. Are you in the States seeing a big hike in infrastructure repairing and extending? If so, it's been kept very quiet!

    There are also a great many other factors to be taken into account, like Domino QE which goes around and around until it's back at the beginning (what can it possibly achieve, in the long term? It just pushes the problem onto others, and creates expectations of more easy money for the wealthiest, whilst the poor ultimately pay for it, by their labour, which pays less and less in relative terms, as currencies weaken).

    I don't think Europe is in as bad shape as US pundits like to make out, but it is wealthier than the US, so if things do get bad there, the US will feel it, even if Putin's trashing of the Russian economy doesn't force him to start yet more wars, to maintain his popularity, and hold together what is a huge conglomerate of increasingly unmanageable separate states that is increasingly in danger of falling apart. You might think that a good idea, but it won't avert WW3, with all the nukes remaining under Moscow's control...

    So yes, BAC is under book value, and may well be a good bet for the distant future, if everything holds together, but right now, it doesn't seem to matter much, as the current share price stasis testifies.
    Feb 10, 2015. 11:26 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Selling Pieces Of The Pie Gets Complicated [View article]
    I agree with your conclusion Kurt; the senior management and BOD seem only to be concerned about how much they get out of it, and they have planned accordingly from way back. Frankly, this whole business stinks!
    Oct 11, 2013. 08:20 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Time To Throw In The Towel? [View article]
    Keep on trading; I don't mind a rocky ride...
    May 30, 2013. 08:44 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bye-Bye BlackBerry: What Will Make BB10 Fail [View article]
    Another non-article due for locking; do they pay this guy?
    Feb 15, 2013. 10:01 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America - I'm Pounding The Table After The Fed Catalyst [View article]
    I have to take issue with the statement "we know the American economy is growing robustly"; even if we are to believe all the figures (more contested than I've ever seen before) I'd say a better adjective would be "lukewarm".

    There's also the fact that the US is in the second longest bull market ever recorded, and we know how that usually ends. Yes, there are differences, and it's hard to tell if things like a low oil price is a good or bad thing in the long term, but one thing I have noticed is that these QE exercises and resulting "recoveries" are weaker every time.

    The inequities, on the other hand, just keep on getting bigger; more building of luxury condos than ever (but precious little infrastructure improvements in evidence) but where do they think the buyers will come from? Not from Russia of Greece, by the look of things. I guess where BAC is concerned, it's the bottom end of the housing market that's more important, and the health of this aspect of growth, is one of those that's most contested. Better employment figures? Lots of people just giving up, and leaving the job seeker lists, according to many, and the growth in fracking jobs just went south. We'll live in interesting times!
    Jan 30, 2015. 11:51 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Passport Gets Mixed Reviews, But Even Its Detractors Predict Its Success [View article]
    The "Size/shape/portability" resistance was predictable, as most people aren't comfortable with anything too "different", at least until it becomes commonplace, so this could be a positive signal for the long term. After all, whoever found any real passport to lack "portability"? In the meantime, I stated elsewhere that much will be down to how well the keyboard works, and the reviews indicate it works very well indeed; I'm starting to believe it'll be a winner!
    Sep 25, 2014. 11:10 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Security Breach Overshadows BlackBerry Quarterly [View article]
    I second that cat; I thought it a fascinating article, until comments drew my attention to the date! What a load of tosh!
    Jun 19, 2013. 08:00 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did Barron's Just Pull A Forbes On BlackBerry? [View article]
    Apr 26, 2013. 09:35 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will The BlackBerry 10 Bring RIM Back To Life? [View article]
    Well said Tetyana! The way I see it, if the people who've bought shares and their friends and family all buy a BB10 (as seems likely) then that alone will suffice to ensure its success.
    Jan 16, 2013. 05:22 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Analyzing The Movirtu Purchase [View article]
    Nor lack of depth; I could have written this myself, from what I've gleamed from other articles. I would have expected the author to at least have checked out the nature of the patents (which, as is pointed out, doers not give appear to give exclusivity to Movirtu). Presumably, KIA refers to Killed In Action?
    Sep 17, 2014. 07:16 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is BlackBerry Back? Family Dollar's Margin Expansion Is Not Enough, And What's Next For The Market [View article]
    They still need to get the message out, and I see no evidence that Chen has yet understood this; conference calls are all well and good for those who are already interested, but most potential customers are evidently not! One way it could be done would be to use all that excess inventory by sending samples of each model to the IT departments of all the Fortune 500 companies and any security minded branch of government (which should be all of them) in all countries where BBRY hopes to sell, for a one month trial. If the products are as good as we've been told by many current users, then that should be enough to sell enough while protecting current margins. Trying belatedly to compete on price, is too little too late. Get people to enjoy the pleasure of actually using these phones, and then tell them about the security advantage, and BBRY can hope to succeed, but carrying on with more of these glitzy and obscure adverts, or pointless use of big name pop stars, is a policy for disaster.
    Jan 8, 2014. 06:29 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment