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  • BlackBerry: Are Shorts Providing Mullet Money? [View article]
    I think the market is simply responding to comments about BBRY revenue that never made the news yesterday... service revenue expected to drop by 50 percent...
    Nov 14, 2014. 03:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Difficulties With A BlackBerry Partnership In China [View article]
    The chinese are afraid of corporate espionage same as all corporations.
    Nov 12, 2014. 07:37 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: BlackBerry Earnings - Mixed Results [View article]
    its-on yes, that is correct. This was the point the author was making. These customers are using the program for free until Feb 2015. However, they still pay for technical support. Why switch over at all if you arent at least interested in using BB for your mdm needs. This is why the numbers are considered encouraging.
    Sep 30, 2014. 08:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: No Turnaround Here [View article]
    What is the known reality that you keep referencing?
    Sep 29, 2014. 10:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: No Turnaround Here [View article]
    Westfella, at the end of the day, they are going after the same customer. This is a competitor anyway you look at.
    Sep 29, 2014. 10:35 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: No Turnaround Here [View article]
    Westfella, it is dangerous to underestimate your competition. Blackberry has done this several times, to there detriment. Mobileiron is a competitor, all be it a smaller one. Interestingly enough they managed to sell this author on their point of view.
    Sep 29, 2014. 10:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: No Turnaround Here [View article]
    Westfella, curious why you don't class Mobileiron as a competitor.
    Sep 29, 2014. 05:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: No Turnaround Here [View article]
    You lost me when you quoted a competitors survey. Worthless analysis.
    Sep 29, 2014. 04:44 PM | 25 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Might Make It [View article]
    Why contact anyone but your credit card company to reeport the fraudulent transaction? Im confused...
    Jul 15, 2014. 04:57 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Amazon Appstore Deal Should Free Up Resources To Aid Enterprise Focus [View article]
    This app deal is a win for Amazon and Blackberry. The combined user-ship will encourage more app developers to create for their combined ecosystem. Gives blackberry the chance at competing with some of the larger ecosystems, a chance it never had or would have had on its own. App developers who werent interested in developing for just blackberry or just Amazon may now see it as worthwhile to create for both. We should see an acceleration in the number of apps being created for these two partners in the coming months. Perhaps a real opportunity to catch apple and android.
    Jun 20, 2014. 10:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Stock Jitters Can Gain Some Direction With Earnings [View article]
    I think your premise that bb10 will stem the drop in subscriber base is completely flawed. I welcome everyone elses comments but as I understand it... one of the differences between bb7 and bb10 is that non bes subscribers dont need a subscription and operate without the additional costs associated with data through blackberries servers. This would mean that subscriber base isnt reflective of overall users. For example if someone upgraded from a bb7 to bb10 there would be a subscriber loss but not a user loss.

    Not positive about this, hopefully others who know more can offer some clarification on this.
    Jun 26, 2013. 09:09 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Latest StatCounter Data Suggest BlackBerry Will Beat On The Quarter [View article]
    I have the same issue with statcounter... i use my bb10 much more on the internet than I did my previous phones. Based on that you could lose a bb7 phone and replace with bb10 and statcounter would show an increase in market share. That having been said... it does show an upward trend... and pretty pronounced in some markets.
    Jun 25, 2013. 11:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Z10 Likely To Fail, Q10 And Q5 Give Hope [View article]
    Ashraf, have followed your articles on bbry, and i appreciate your perspective. But trying a phone at a kiosk is not the same as using it. This may explain why you see little value in the operating system and focus your thoughts on specs. I have android s3, note 2, and the ipad 2... i feel the z10 is a better phone... would still be using it if i didnt prioritize the battery life on the q10. If Q10 and Z10 had the same battery life, I would still be using the Q10.
    Jun 17, 2013. 09:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Z10 Likely To Fail, Q10 And Q5 Give Hope [View article]
    Ashraf, have you used the devices you are comparing? I own the Z10, the Q10, the S3, and the Note 2. All have their benefits and none are better than the others based on specs. Blackberry maintains its DNA as a very good messaging tool. Try to type on the android products. I always wanted to throw mine.

    Over time this will allow for blackberry to carve a substantial niche. When I switched from my Z10 to my new Q10 I was surprised by the fact I missed the flick typing on the z10. I never missed either of my last two Android phones.

    It's the OS not hardware that will make the difference.
    Jun 17, 2013. 07:03 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can BlackBerry Afford To Say 'No' To Smartphone Discounting? [View article]
    BB is acting appropriately.... most of what is suggested here shows a pretty substantial misunderstanding of the smartphone marketing game. Pulling your pants down on pricing isn't a good long term approach to marketing any product.
    Jun 11, 2013. 03:50 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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