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  • Ignore PRIV Detractors, BlackBerry Belongs Over $10  [View article]
    Agree with IRIM.... 700k phones is all phones including priv, passport, q10,z10, leaf...
    Dec 21, 2015. 11:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Admit, BlackBerry's Bad Days Are Over  [View article]
    where is Bob Morgan today?
    Dec 18, 2015. 11:10 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: When A PRIV 'Sell Out' Isn't Actually A 'Sell Out'  [View article]
    i asked at a couple of locations in downtown toronto... similar response... they can sell all they get, but they dont get many... this is way better news than other BB10 devices. I expect priv sales to be better than previous devices but probably less than longs would hope... The key take away is that blackberry can sell Android devices, the priv doesn't have to save the day. Additional devices will sell better as well.
    Dec 11, 2015. 11:56 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Priv: Not The Savior The Company Needs  [View article]
    BWSF good point. Probably not much difference between this and other android based keyboards. But priv is the only high end product with keyboard... battery life is very good on the PRIV, one of the reasons I was attracted to it.
    Nov 17, 2015. 11:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Priv: Not The Savior The Company Needs  [View article]
    Denis III I am not comparing the PRIV to the Note2, simply saying I have owned these phones. Making the case that I am not without an understanding of what I am talking about. I had both blackberries because I had a substantial number of shares at the time. Seemed appropriate to own and try them. As for the Note 2 purchase... it was purchased unlocked for travel purposes, more as a tablet with stylus. When travelling I would hotspot it so that I could use my Z10 or Q10, as i preferred those. My comment about the Note2 was to show that my thoughts on speed aren't up to date. Thought that was clear.
    Nov 17, 2015. 11:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Priv: Not The Savior The Company Needs  [View article]
    Good Question bwsf... i have had one for over a week. I have owned a note two, a nexus as well as Z10 and Q10. The keyboard is what most obviously sets it apart. It is a real luxury to flip it out and type with confidence when working on large emails. Texting is still best in the screen based format. Its not rocket science... there are people like myself, who need a physical keyboard on occasion. I bought the q10 but went back to the Z10 as my primary phone because i liked the larger screen. This slider is the best of both worlds, with Apps... there are also some modifications such as the swipe feature to access search or the hub which are good. It is plenty fast, but I was coming from a Note 2 or Z10 ... so anything would be .
    Nov 16, 2015. 03:25 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Priv: Not The Savior The Company Needs  [View article]
    @DAVID653 his reference was to shopblackberry.com this is the main source, not a kiosk with ones or twos...
    Nov 16, 2015. 03:16 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Priv: Not The Savior The Company Needs  [View article]
    Iphones have traditionally had less in the spec department than Samsung, but have done just fine selling phones. There are alot of people using the iphone and Samsung products that hate the touch keyboard, they didnt hate the keyboard enough to go without apps... the priv is a niche product that will appeal to some people, those that want apps but appreciate a physical keyboard. No one knows how many people that is. No one! Arguing the product is dead because you don't see value in a tangible keyboard and it has less specs makes no sense to me. I bought the phone...have had it for just over 10 days and it has grown on me. I thought the keyboard was to small, but now I love it. I like sliding the keyboard out even when I am not using it, as it makes a nice handle for viewing the screen. I like the abililty to type an email on a real keyboard. Short messages are ideal on a touch screen, longer emails are better suited to a physical keyboard. What you like or need will depend on your uses. I owned the note 2, hated it for typing... Had the Z10, and then bought the Q10. I eventually parked the q-ten, because the z was better for viewing articles etc... the priv is a nice blend of the two. I think there are lots of people cursing predictive texts who will consider the PRIV. And I don't think blackberry is looking to the PRIV as its saviour. Seems Chen is throwing lots of darts.
    Nov 16, 2015. 02:48 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Initial Sales Indications For BlackBerry's Priv Look Good  [View article]
    Store checks on blackberry are completely useless... the volume isn't enough to judge... blackberry controls the numbers... some stores get 10 phones some get 30... not huge numbers. I'm long the stock but don't think there is any reliable way to judge volume... short of paying of a blackberry employee as was done on previous launches.
    Nov 12, 2015. 01:49 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's $8 Target Reached, Now What?  [View article]
    I hear tesla's auto operating system was hacked.... anyone know anything about this? They use linux an open system?
    Aug 6, 2015. 07:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • T-Mobile/BlackBerry reunion ends year-plus spat  [View news story]
    DenisIII, not ignoring them. Im buying the shift to software. Huge upside if they are successful. I am not delusional about some sort of drastic come back in handset sales. I think the shift to software combined with a phone strategy that addresses niche markets, which is what each phone does....

    Classic=for those that love keyboard and the old bbry.
    Leaf=for those that like all touch but need very long battery life.
    Passport=for those that need very high resolution and do more work with spreadsheets..

    This combined with a slowly growing app library may be enough to keep the phone business alive.

    In the meantime I trade the stock and have a small long position...
    May 11, 2015. 09:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • T-Mobile/BlackBerry reunion ends year-plus spat  [View news story]
    @ kia, the little known ROA return on awards metric...
    May 11, 2015. 09:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • T-Mobile/BlackBerry reunion ends year-plus spat  [View news story]
    The reality is that it doesnt matter how innovative the phones are the general public never hears about it. The lack of apps, killed the Z10 and Q10 out of the gate, and the Iphone eco system is very very sticky. I have a note 4, and use it when I travel as it is unlocked and has a good battery life. I am always relieved to get back to the Z10 for typing, as android is very frustrating. I often tether my Z10 while travelling so that I can access its keyboard for email purposes.

    Not surprised that Tmobile has selected the classic, its probably thier best chance at a sale, and fills a niche. Tmobile has other touch options that sell well enough, the leaf would simply split those sales, while the classic may help them retain or gain new customers. It would also be in keeping with Legere's stance that he is responding to customer demand. (@bmorgan regardless of who called who) Fairly certain none of their customers were clamoring for the leaf.

    That having been said, I think BBRY is doing an acceptable job of filling or creating niches. The passport is unique, the classic serves key boarders, and the leap fills the all touch with heavy use Niche. Not much else that they can do.

    Blackberry isnt suddenly going to start throwing phones out the door, but bb10 phone sales are growing and a new sales channel will help in this regard.
    May 11, 2015. 09:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • T-Mobile/BlackBerry reunion ends year-plus spat  [View news story]
    4"'s more than they had before.
    May 10, 2015. 07:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • T-Mobile/BlackBerry reunion ends year-plus spat  [View news story]
    its irrelevant who called who... a deal was made.

    There would be no deal if both parties didn't have something the other party wanted.
    May 10, 2015. 08:40 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment