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  • Apple's Missteps Could Be BlackBerry's Turnaround [View article]
    You can now download android apps directly to your blackberry 10 smartphone. I have a Z30 and it's the best phone on the market, and I have used most premium phones out there. The browser is the fastest on the market, best speakers and microphones, best signal reception and the battery lasts all day long without having to charge it half way through. I had the Z10 when it came out and it was a really nice phone too but the battery was not the best, the Z30 fixes all the short comings of the Z10. One thing they both have is BB10 OS. It's by far the best I have ever used. It is feature rich and works perfectly. I can't stand using iOS now and I never have been a fan of Android even though I actually like some of the phones. People who use BlackBerrys do like them. They may not sell very many but that doesn't mean they are not great devices.
    Mar 3, 2014. 08:48 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Set To Plummet [View article]
    The profit taking deal has been made and it's a share the margin agreement. Foxconn assumes the risk for write downs for the phones that they also get to enjoy the benefit of potential profits. As for lack of Innovation, you need to actually use one. I use a Z30 for business and there is nothing better. The HUB is amazing, the battery lasts all day and remote file access makes it feel like I'm sitting at my desk no matter where I am (that is not an app, it comes stock on BB10 phones). People who claim that BlackBerry has not innovated since the release of BB10 almost a year ago are people who have very little knowledge of the platform.
    Jan 16, 2014. 11:49 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry - Can Z30 Resurrect BB10 [View article]
    I had a Z10 and now own a Z30. My wife bought a Q10. The Z30 is an amazing phone with a battery that lasts all day. The screen size is great and the speakers are loud and clear. You can't compare specs in BlackBerry phones to Androids, BlackBerrys are vertically integrated like Apple. There is no problem with BB10 or the hardware, it's all a problem with perception and advertising. I hope BlackBerry can solve this because I want my next phone to be a Blackberry running BB10
    Nov 17, 2013. 12:04 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry - Can Z30 Resurrect BB10 [View article]
    Where do you get the Android apps? It's not from Google play. I'm curious because I have a Z30 and when the update comes through I would like to be able to do it.
    Nov 17, 2013. 12:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • One Small Step For BBM, One Giant Leap For BlackBerry [View article]
    As a long time BlackBerry user I watched my BBM contact list dwindle from about 40 to 10 before the cross platform launch. Now most of my friends on iOS and Android have downloaded it and that's all I use now. They are even using it amongst each other and that's the real sign of adoption. BBM will only get better once video chat
    Nov 15, 2013. 04:26 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Stopped Me From Purchasing BlackBerry [View article]
    I am tired of hearing people say that the Z30 or any other phone BlackBerry puts out doesn't have the specs to compete. The phone has a duel core 1.7 Ghz processor with 2 Gigs of RAM. If you compare that to phones from Apple and Windows Phone 8 you will find that the Z30, Z10, Q10 and even the Q5 are very competitive. The only phones that go above that are Android phones and that's because they need to do that to stand out. You can run tests and you will find that the Androids don't work any better, the specs are for show. So stop slapping BlackBerry for having low specs, they are normally better than WP8 and iPhone specs anyway.
    Sep 29, 2013. 10:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why BlackBerry Spiked Yesterday And Why It Will Continue To Do So [View article]
    I love my Z10, I'm not migrating or selling my shares.
    Aug 6, 2013. 06:21 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's New Mistake - Q5 Pricing Makes It A Surefire Loser [View article]
    The Q5 will come down in price after everyone who is very eager to have one and willing to pay full price pays it. Why would BlackBerry sell a phone for less than people are willing to pay? Soon enough people who want that phone but at a cheaper price will be able to get it. The Z10 launched in Canada for $150 on a three year contract. Now you can find it every now and then for $50 on a three year contract and it's now normally priced at $100 and that is in a country where BlackBerry is enjoying very strong sales.
    Jul 22, 2013. 08:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Has One Last Chance [View article]
    I don't agree that BES10 Will not replace current service revenue. At $8 per month per phone on their service regardless of brand or OS (excluding WP) the potential is huge here. $500 million dollars would be based on 62.5 million phones. That is very possible in a BYOB environment these days. My company still supplies Smart and feature phones. There are probably a couple hundred smart phones and we are a construction company. Look at all the companies and government agencies who might use this. The American DOD alone uses close to half a million smart phones. If BlackBerry could make 500 million a year just off BES10, share price would be through the roof. If a company had an iPhone on this system for 4 years than blackberry would make $396 dollars from it. That's more profit than Apple makes BES10 is the future of BlackBerry, BBM is a side note
    Jul 2, 2013. 07:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Throwing In The Towel On My BlackBerry Shares - Part 2 [View article]
    Earnings tomorrow are very important as it will show trends in profitability and earnings. I am also looking for BES 10 acceptance as that is revenue stream that will come in off other manufactures equipment. I think that if you have had your stock position for two years than you lost a fair bit of money and now you will watch your potential profits float away. I did agree with your track pad feature for copy and paste when I first got my Z10 but now that I know how to use the feature I have found it works very well. From an investment point of view, I don't see how it makes any sense to sell right before an earnings report that even the bears acknowledge will probably beat expectations. Yes the next few quarters are probably more important as it will show new equipment roll outs, new software updates and new revenue streams being put in the mix but you can't discount the important of tomorrows information.
    Jun 27, 2013. 09:46 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Z10 Likely To Fail, Q10 And Q5 Give Hope [View article]
    I bought a Z10 the day it was released on Canada on Feb. 05. I love the phone and it's great features and I can't wait to see what they come up with next. I don't think the Z10 will be as successful as the Q10 but it did a great job of getting to market and showing what Blackberry can do with an all touch screen phone. In Canada Blackberry has gone from about 6% market share in January to about 30% currently and it shows. I saw 3 other people just today with Z10s and 2 people with Q10s. I have asked some people how they like their Z10s and every person has said they love it. The word is getting out and it is mostly very good for Blackberry. The A10 will come into a market where more people are looking at Blackberry as a possible choice. The Z10 might not be a big hit but it is paving the way.
    Jun 18, 2013. 01:48 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Z10 Likely To Fail, Q10 And Q5 Give Hope [View article]
    I have one, twin brother has one, father has one, best friends father has one, 4 senior managers at work have them and I see them on the street more and more every day.
    Jun 18, 2013. 01:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Case Of The Bid-Button Happy BlackBerry Short Seller [View article]
    I suspect that by Monday Pacific Crest or one of the other usual suspects will release a report claiming some very poor sales numbers in the US or something to that effect and the stock will maintain the $14 level. I do think that the new bottom will be around $13.50 until June 28
    Jun 14, 2013. 12:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Shorts Increase, Longs Wait Patiently [View article]
    I have been long BlackBerry since last August and from an investment stand point I have almost doubled my money. I do get tired of these guesses as to if and when this short squeeze is coming. I feel now that unless BlackBerry beats all expectations on every data point then the bears will continue to have ammo to keep the stock low. I felt that the fact that their Q4 report in March showed a profit and an increased cash position was fantastic news but the stock sits in the same place today as it did then. The Q10 launch did nothing, the continued Z10 roll out has done nothing. I hope the stock shoots up and the shorts get punished for betting against me but I'm not holding my breath anymore
    Jun 12, 2013. 02:40 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If BlackBerry 10 Fails, Can The Company Survive On Services And Software? [View article]
    You contradict your self. In one sense you make the point that blackberry is a Canadian company so of course we are buying the new phones. Then you mention that blackberry had less than 10% market share at the Z10s launch. What is it, blind loyalty or a willingness to drop blackberry if they have poor products? The fact that Blackberry's Canadian market share was so low proves that Canadians do not have blind loyalty to the brand and the fact that their market share has increased by over 100% since the BB10 launch shows the quality of the new blackberry's. If the Canadian market wasn't important than I doubt Apple and Samsung would be promoting their products as hard as they are but I see lots of bill boards and commercials on TV. This is a high profit margin market and a very important one for all manufacturers including BlackBerry.
    May 27, 2013. 11:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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