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  • WSJ: BlackBerry met with Facebook to gauge interest in bid [View news story]
    Company X to BlackBerry 1:1 possible deals

    There are may of us who have been long and still are long in Blackberry for some time. None of use believe the company is worth only 9$ a share or are very happy about the board cutting & running on use for a deal at just 9$.

    Most of us believe the stock is over sold and under unfair pressure. IMO the deal should be and must be in the range of 24$ a share. The Board should not be giving away our up side possibilities on our investments after the long term investors have held on for these difficult last few years..

    What we should be looking for is a deal that sees Blackberry continue to operate as a stand a long company for the time being so we have at lease a chance to recapture some of our paper losses. If this is not possible then the board should be looking for a deal with a quality company that will do a 1 of 1 stock exchange rather than a pure cash deal.

    Please god let us not have Mike Lazaridis back into this mix. I don't think he has any new vision or insight to add to the stock valuation of the company.

    A deal from Cisco Systems would fly if they could so a 1 for 1 deal. I would even be prepared to have those newly issued CSCO share locked in or not trade able for up to two years after the deal closes.

    It could be a $9., $12. or what ever cash deal for those that elect not to stay and hold the acquiring companies stock for two years.

    The deal does not have to be with CSCO but any company of vision with a current share price in that $20. to $25. range.

    If the board takes the deal from Mr. Watsa’s and Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. (FFH) the only one that wins with Mr. Watsa. Taking Blackberry private Mr. Watsa he gets to capture all our up side with very little down side risk.

    Some of the companies I would consider a share for share swap deal with a 24 month trading hold on the take out stock could look like;
    CSCO 1:1
    INTC 1:1
    MSFT 1:1
    BCE 1:2
    MU 1 plus $5.:1
    BRCM 1:1
    CRUS 1:1
    SNDK 1:3
    QCOM 1:3
    YHOO 1:1
    CRUS 1:1
    just to name a few possible target companies.
    Oct 29, 2013. 04:08 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • With Less Than One Week Left In The Due Diligence Period, What's Next For BlackBerry Investors? [View article]
    Company X to BlackBerry 1:1 possible deals

    There are may of us who have been long and still are long in Blackberry for some time. None of use believe the company is worth only 9$ a share or are very happy about the board cutting & running on use for a deal at just 9$.

    Most of us believe the stock is over sold and under unfair pressure. IMO the deal should be and must be in the range of 24$ a share. The Board should not be giving away our up side possibilities on our investments after the long term investors have held on for these difficult last few years..

    What we should be looking for is a deal that sees Blackberry continue to operate as a stand a long company for the time being so we have at lease a chance to recapture some of our paper losses. If this is not possible then the board should be looking for a deal with a quality company that will do a 1 of 1 stock exchange rather than a pure cash deal.

    Please god let us not have Mike Lazaridis back into this mix. I don't think he has any new vision or insight to add to the stock valuation of the company.

    A deal from Cisco Systems would fly if they could so a 1 for 1 deal. I would even be prepared to have those newly issued CSCO share locked in or not tradeable for up to two years after the deal closes.

    It could be a $9., $12. or what ever cash deal for those that elect not to stay and hold the aquiring companies stock for two years.

    The deal does not have to be with CSCO but any company of vision with a current share price in that $20. to $25. range.

    If the board takes the deal from Mr. Watsa’s and Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. (FFH) the only one that wins with Mr. Watsa. Taking Blackberry private Mr. Watsahe gets to capture all our up side with very little down side risk.

    Some of the companies I would consider a share for share swap deal with a 24 month trading hold on the take out stock could look like;
    CSCO 1:1
    INTC 1:1
    MSFT 1:1
    BCE 1:2
    MU 1 plus $5.:1
    BRCM 1:1
    CRUS 1:1
    SNDK 1:3
    QCOM 1:3
    YHOO 1:1
    CRUS 1:1
    just to name a few possible target companies.
    Oct 28, 2013. 01:39 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SAP uninterested in BlackBerry, BBM sees mixed and fake reviews [View news story]
    I agree it's a fit and why some one would suggest it might be is far out there.

    Company X to BlackBerry 1:1 possible deals

    There are may of us who have been long and still are long in Blackberry for some time. None of use believe the company is worth only 9$ a share or are very happy about the board cutting & running on use for a deal at just 9$.

    Most of us believe the stock is over sold and under unfair pressure. IMO the deal should be and must be in the range of 24$ a share. The Board should not be giving away our up side possibilities on our investments after the long term investors have held on for these difficult last few years..

    What we should be looking for is a deal that sees Blackberry continue to operate as a stand a long company for the time being so we have at lease a chance to recapture some of our paper losses. If this is not possible then the board should be looking for a deal with a quality company that will do a 1 of 1 stock exchange rather than a pure cash deal.

    Please god let us not have Mike Lazaridis back into this mix. I don't think he has any new vision or insight to add to the stock valuation of the company.

    A deal from Cisco Systems would fly if they could so a 1 for 1 deal. I would even be prepared to have those newly issued CSCO share locked in or not tradeable for up to two years after the deal closes.

    It could be a $9., $12. or what ever cash deal for those that elect not to stay and hold the aquiring companies stock for two years.

    The deal does not have to be with CSCO but any company of vision with a current share price in that $20. to $25. range.

    If the board takes the deal from Mr. Watsa’s and Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. (FFH) the only one that wins with Mr. Watsa. Taking Blackberry private Mr. Watsahe gets to capture all our up side with very little down side risk.

    Some of the companies I would consider a share for share swap deal with a 24 month trading hold on the take out stock could look like;
    CSCO 1:1
    INTC 1:1
    MSFT 1:1
    BCE 1:2
    MU 1 plus $5.:1
    BRCM 1:1
    CRUS 1:1
    SNDK 1:3
    QCOM 1:3
    YHOO 1:1
    CRUS 1:1
    just to name a few possible target companies.
    Oct 28, 2013. 01:35 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Is Not Going Down Because Of Bloated Inventories [View article]
    Z30 Launched Last week in UK & Middle East

    "The BlackBerry Z30 will be released on Oct. 15 at various other mobile phone retailers, who will determine their own prices.

    Major carriers like Bell and Telus will stock the device, as well as retailers like Best Buy and Future Shop.

    The new BlackBerry Z30 comes with a five-inch screen, improved battery life and faster processor than the models released earlier this year, and is about the same size as its competitor, the Samsung Galaxy S4.

    Toronto-Dominion Bank. TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. - Member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. These products and/or services are only offered in jurisdictions where they may be lawfully offered for sale.

    ©2013 CTVglobemedia Publishing Inc. All rights reserved."

    Z15 to follow in Q4.

    Same as Z30 but will also sport the 5" Screen and a physical KeyBoard to boot.
    Oct 4, 2013. 03:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bernstein whipsawed; cuts BlackBerry to Sell [View news story]

    "WATERLOO, Ont.
    COMPANY NEWS ALERT
    As BlackBerry struggles, it sets a date for its latest device in Canada (RTGAM)

    WATERLOO, Ont. — Smartphone maker BlackBerry says its latest device will arrive in Canada later this month, but it won’t have the support of one of the country’s largest carriers.

    The BlackBerry Z30 will be released on Oct. 15 at various other mobile phone retailers, who will determine their own prices.

    Major carriers like Bell and Telus will stock the device, as well as retailers like Best Buy and Future Shop.

    The new BlackBerry Z30 comes with a five-inch screen, improved battery life and faster processor than the models released earlier this year, and is about the same size as its competitor, the Samsung Galaxy S4.

    Toronto-Dominion Bank. TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. - Member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. These products and/or services are only offered in jurisdictions where they may be lawfully offered for sale.

    ©2013 CTVglobemedia Publishing Inc. All rights reserved."
    Oct 4, 2013. 10:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Is Prem Watsa Really Interested In Taking It Private? [View article]
    Nice Article. But what does it all really amount to, nothing.

    That I would like to hear is the Q2 numbers. Sales fellshort, too bad.The question isnot that sales fellshort, that is a subjective opinion.Fell short ofwhat, is the question and the information we stilldo not have from the Q2 numbers. Did we only sell 1 BB10 platformed phone andall the rest were returned aftera week in the end users hands? Know that can’t be it, I know folks that have Z10s a Q10sin the field here in Canada since June at least. So we have sold more than 1. How many were sold, 100, 1000,100,000, 1 million, 3 million HOW many DAM BB10s have been sold world wide is the real question. We can deal with the $9.00 after we know the facts.

    As far as I'm concerned I'm not sell you shares for a penny under $48.00 Canadian. My plan right now is to call my Broker and take them all out of "Street Name"and Request theCertificates to becut in my name and delivered here to my home address. These shareswill have to be accounted for by Mr. Nine Dollars or he can buy them from me after he closes the deal if he ever does.

    His 4.7 Billiondollar offer isreal only worth2.1 Billion Dollarsfrom the outset. From what I can tell the Wright Downs& Losses after allis said and done takes our Cash, Investments andor Equitanties form 3.1Billion as reportedand the end of Q1 I think down to 2.6 billion leavingthe purchaser tocome up with only 2.1 of his offering price.

    On top of this, people are still coming to work, right?
    The doors arestill opening forbusiness, right?
    Finished goods arestill coming andgoing out of your distribution centers,right?

    The announced 4500person lay offsare spread outover how manymonth? (8 monthstill May 2014)“The company sayslayoffs, which willaffect 40 percent of its global workforce, willhelp BlackBerry cutits operating costsin half by the end of May 2014.”

    I’m not sure the company need even all of the remaining 7000 that are left from the BLOATED20,000 it had under the CO CEO management team.

    The parts of the team we need to cut loose are our Marketing, Advertising, Publicityand Public Relationsnot SALES and find some folks that can sell & placethe product. Stop changingthe message andthe corporate focusmidstream. They can't keep changing from consumer product toBBM to Corporate Clients it has to be a total rounded marketing& targeting approach and move the damproduct. They gotto keep theireyes on the ball and pens to the pad and write sales and I not talking about makinglong distance phonecall I talkingabout get outthere and beatingthe bushes andwriting business.

    Hell the newestaddition to theZ10 Platform ofPhone is BlackBerryZ30 smart phone andit's in launchmode this weekas I type and read this BS about how bad off Blackberry is. For those readers that don't know because the press is so busy pulling the firm apart and speculatingon its futureand Mr. Nine Dollars offer the Z30 is the firm’s biggest, fastestand most advancedsmart phone, and theone I’ve been waiting for these last 12 months. It is said to come with a stunning 5” touchscreen at 1280x720, itfeatures BlackBerry 10OS version 10.2. Insideit is has a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 runningat 1.7GHz witha quad-core Adreno 320 GPU. The Z30 is packing with the biggest BlackBerry batteryyet, at 2880mAhand they suggest ithas the capacity for up to 25 hours of usage on a single charge.

    The BlackBerry Z30smart phone will rollout from selectnetworks and retailersthis week as I understand it in the UK and Middle East, and all other regions on global earth in time for the Christmas season.

    It has been reported that the Selfridgesoutlet in theUKhas the unlockeddevice priced at£600 (shipping onSeptember 26th). Theonline publication "3G" will updatethe article belowwhen we they hear more.

    http://bit.ly/1dN96pM
    http://us.blackberry.com

    http://bit.ly/1dN96pO

    Blackberry OS Version10.2 up loads are scheduled for the Z10, Q10 & Q5 in mid October.
    Sep 26, 2013. 09:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • World Energy Council: Canada beats U.S. in sustainable energy [View news story]
    If the President does not want the refining job from the Alberts Oil Patch down there on the gulf we will take them in New Brunswick and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Maybe the east branch of the TCPL thought Quebec to the Maritimes may be enough to keep our Imperial Oil Refinery in Dartmouth open.

    The problem with the gulf is they have a lot of refineries down but a good number of them have been closed down now for sometime. They may not have enough refining capacity to even handle the crude from Alberta even if they needed it. The best he may be able to do is keep his dock handlers and oil loaders loading the crude on ships.

    We don't try to run the US maybe he should take the hint and keep his noise out of our business. The oil will not be staying in the ground just because its not Green Enough for the American President. It can go to China, Europe & Israel just as easy if not easier than south of the 49th.
    Sep 24, 2013. 09:56 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • World Energy Council: Canada beats U.S. in sustainable energy [View news story]
    Will do that before my next post tomorrow afternoon. So no time tinight put it up or not it up to you
    Sep 24, 2013. 09:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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