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  • Apple Can Look Forward To A Tough 2014 [View article]
    Mr. Blair -

    Many of the comments (above) border on frenzy. So much for thoughtful exchange on SA when the fretful get provoked. Myself, I find your article timely, well articulated and substance for consideration.

    Sep 15 07:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Can Look Forward To A Tough 2014 [View article]
    Mr. Blair,

    A clarion call - and courageously sounded.

    Sep 15 07:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Bought Apple [View article]
    A convincing read; thanks.
    Sep 11 01:37 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Short-Sellers Finally Begin To Cover [View article]
    I have halved my stake in Blackberry, bothered not solely by BBRY's stock performance since March or so, and certainly not by the BB10 OS nor Z 10, Q 10 and Q 5 lineup of smartphones either, rather, bothered by Thorsten Heins's public appearances. TH has become the public image of Blackberry, and I'm afraid this is an extremely negative one and has severely impacted the stock price. Would there were a way for him to continue running the company but be replaced for public relations purposes by a polished, confident-appearing and, of course, knowledgeable and bona fide senior executive.
    Jul 26 01:30 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Shut It Down [View article]
    My Blackberry Q10 competes evenly with my MacBook Air laptop as my go-to internet-access device; I find the Q 10 that great of a performer; yet, the market has severely punished BBRY stock in the wake of its latest two quarterly reports. A paradox? Maybe not: I reason that my anti social-media bias might render my Q 10 level-of-satisfaction atypical, also, apps holding no interest for me might be another qualifier.

    I've been trading BBRY stock these last 10 months and have profited nicely; and now, yes, unfortunately the company conceivably could pass away before too many more quarterly reports are given but I'm maintaining a small stake in it nonetheless, based on positive hunch.

    Meanwhile, I've been rewarded for having opted for the Q 10 in replacement of a Galaxy S 3, and for getting into BBRY stock last September.
    Jul 21 09:21 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More Bad News For Apple [View article]
    I believe that English is not the author's native language, but notwithstanding, it is obvious, on this forum for idea-exchange, that you have a distracting difficulty containing your hubris. I encourage you to grow up. Contribute positively or not at all.
    Jul 15 04:26 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on BlackBerry's (BBRY +2.7%) annual meeting: Thorsten Heins responded to a question about exploring licensing deals by saying BlackBerry will "pursue every opportunity to create value for shareholders." But he also insisted BlackBerry "must create value" before strategic options are considered. Heins disagreed with a shareholder who called the U.S. Z10 launch "a disaster," and blamed disappointing sales on partner efforts (previous). "I talked to staff at many points of sales and they were inadequately trained or not trained at all … marketing materials were missing." [View news story]
    I grade myself average in terms of gadget competence. Now: I received my Q 10 (Verizon) 2 weeks ago and, upon its arrival via FedEx, I had the BB 10 GUI figured out in perhaps less than 120 seconds, maybe less than 60 actually, now I think of it. Thenceforward, the Q 10 has delivered an extraordinary mobile experience. And, as I've declared (loosely) in reply to other SA BBRY articles: "Had Apple been the manufacturer to release the Q 10 and BB10, APPl stock would soon have been UP, as in north of 600". Objective visitors to SA, drop in sometime to a store and try out the BBRY Q 10. I dare you (smile).
    Jul 9 04:06 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Today Is A Voting Machine But It Will Inevitably Become A Weighing Machine [View article]
    The author's SA articles invariably impress me positively. You find serious fault in his present one; I find none. Notwithstanding, it seems to me a foolish thing, crossing-off a writer based upon one disliked article.
    Jul 8 04:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Today Is A Voting Machine But It Will Inevitably Become A Weighing Machine [View article]
    The author posited possible "technical strength in the charts"; thus there was no contradiction in his "buy at will" recommendation.
    Jul 8 03:39 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Not Dead Yet [View article]
    Blackberry: excellent OS, excellent phones, good roll-plan, good execution of plan, to-date. BUT BB's reality and the marketplace's perception of its reality differ devastatingly to-date - and we are led to the sine qua non of the matter, this, the sadly lacking but vital force at BB: WORTHY PUBLIC RELATIONS/ ADVERTISING SUPPORT.
    Sorry to have contributed nothing new to our discussion, but thanks, SA, for the space, and thank you, Author, for your coherent presentation of BB matters as they presently exist.
    Jul 5 03:19 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry 10 Fail: Now, What? [View article]
    Blackberry destined for bankruptcy? I judge not - but if bankruptcy does come to pass, at least I'll have my fine Q 10 for profitable using into the beyond.
    Jul 3 04:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry 10 Fail: Now, What? [View article]
    I've had my Q 10 about a week now. Hardware-wise, I find the Q 10 to be beautifully engineered. But BB10 itself? Its functionality is so far beyond all competitors' that, had Apple designed and brought BB10 to a new line of iPhones, its stock price would surely have rocketed upward into space. But lo, innovator Blackberry; its stock price just plunges - and plunges.

    And dagger-like views such as the author's will continue to be accepted for publishing by SA and be propagated across other media. Kill Blackberry. What matter the praiseworthiness of the BB 10 OS, the phones, the people who brought these forth? KILL!
    Jul 3 01:07 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Has One Last Chance [View article]
    A worthwhile read, well reasoned, clearly presented. I've learned from it
    Jul 2 11:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry - Where To From Here? [View article]
    Do you view Blackberry as a crusade that is better off now that the "weak hands" in its ranks have been purged? Yet most of us consider investing an amoral undertaking, And I'm left searching to find any logic in your final sentence.
    Jun 30 04:46 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Game Over? [View article]
    1) I read a transcript of the conference call. 2) I first bought of BBRY in Sept2012, intending to go "long" with it but as the calendar pages went by and the share price climbed, I decided to start taking of my profits. Ultimately I pocketed a 100% gain and went back in and started buying into the dips. Now, I have come to believe it best to think and act nimbly;I've jettisoned thinking in the terms "long", "short", "day trader", "swing trader". Today, early, I placed a Stop-loss sell-order for one-half of my BBRY holding at 10.50; it executed. I now intend to play on with BBRY, in a reactive mode. I believe strongly in BBRYs products and services.
    Jun 28 06:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment