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  • BlackBerry: Rebirth Of The Original Gangster [View article]
    A bloodless war is won by the Blackberry new management. A takeover without a pirate new boss.
    How interesting a senario is unfolding... Every few days new substantive announcements ...It is just the preamble. New Management , New Vision, The Pioneer is slowly recovering from a bad spell. The shareholders who can imagine the possibilities and can resist the temptation to ring in a
    50% profit in a couple months will enjoy bigger and better results. Adapt a 5 - Year plan, and don't
    bet the ranch, although Blackberry is in a very exciting industry.
    Jan 22, 2014. 10:47 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Keep Holding BlackBerry Shares, They Will Soar Higher [View article]
    My take on BBRY? Giving the fact that I follow RIMM since its IPO days? Aggressive BUY up to $15.00. Target at least $24.00 in '14. Classic turn around situation . New Products and services will propel the stock much, much higher.
    Jan 21, 2014. 07:16 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Set To Soar, Target Price $17 [View article]
    A string of good news about Blackberry will propel the price of the common shares to at least 24-25 in 2014. Soon we will hear about contracts and deals that will add accretive dollars to the top line and the bottom line. Last year this time BBRY was trading at the 14-17 range with a management that was clueless...
    The perception about BBRY is gradually changing for the better.
    New products and services will be coming out.
    Blackberry is the winner Research In Motion that once was, and it will prove it slowly.
    I have been following RIMM since its IPO days, I am an NYU MBA and a professional investor and trader since 1977.
    There is no need to rehash what ever is being written about this company every single day. Blackberry today is a software company, an internet security company and a cloud company.
    A global communications company with tremendous upside.
    Jan 20, 2014. 09:06 AM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Set To Plummet [View article]
    A belated thumbs down to this reasoning and analysis. Not worth.
    Jan 19, 2014. 10:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Up On No News, Is Good News [View article]
    With the selection of the new CEO BBRY is starting on the way back to recovery. Even the co-fouder Mr. Lazaridis dumped most of his stock.The other co-founder sold out long time ago. And the last obstacle to Blackberry's recovery... the previous CEO was removed.
    Blackberry should be characterized as a venerable company that fell upon hard times due to mismanagement. I believe I may be the first to have called for the removal of the "previous" CEO and the incompetent team that he had assembled. Mr. John Chen started with the hiring of proven managers, and is putting together a cohesive management TEAM.
    Mr. George Kesarios to his credit has been an unwavering bull on BBRY, with a minor error, he did not focus not the incompetence of the previous management. Now he is excited about the prospects of BBRY.
    My personal call for the stock price of BBRY is $40.00 within 2 years. CONNECTIVITY and MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS is a n exciting industry and Blackberry is an integral part of it.
    Jan 19, 2014. 09:15 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry reportedly abandons sale efforts, replacing CEO; shares plunge [View news story]
    Looking back on my comments several months ago, I asked for the firing of the incompetent CEO T. Hiens.

    Free at last. Now if they bring in the right leader and assemble a winning marketing team the may have a last chance.
    Nov 4, 2013. 08:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Can Engage In Value Creation Through Preservation [View article]
    Blackberry Management LACKS fundamental marketing and sales knowledge. They do not realize that you cannot have negative sentiment about the organization, negative STOCK market action t and positive SALES of their products. A product in a FEROCIOUSLY competitive market, and a saturated market.
    The CEO fired the sales vp, which begs the question why did he hired him in the first place. What about the Marketing vp? We do not hear anything from this individual who came from a bankrupt organization?
    The market thought that Mr. Heins was more capable and more forthright than he is.
    I am still calling for the replacement of the CEO and top current management and part of the Board.
    Otherwise Blackberry is going down to nothing.
    It is still time. The large shareholders of this company are doing disservice to their investors if they continue to own BBRY and do nothing about the issue of management.
    Remember basic marketing.
    Negative reputation, negative stock market action,
    NEGATIVE sales.
    Blackberry does not need the shorts to bring them down, they do it to themselves.
    Jul 18, 2013. 08:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Blackberry (BBRY) fired U.S. VP of Sales Richard Piasentin last month following the poor take-up of the company's new devices in the country. As part of its restructuring, Blackberry reportedly intends to axe more middle management in sales and support, adding to 5,000 layoffs in the last FY. [View news story]
    Lets replace the real culprit for BlackBerry's problems.
    Change the CEO.
    Jul 12, 2013. 09:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Blackberry (BBRY) fired U.S. VP of Sales Richard Piasentin last month following the poor take-up of the company's new devices in the country. As part of its restructuring, Blackberry reportedly intends to axe more middle management in sales and support, adding to 5,000 layoffs in the last FY. [View news story]
    Wrong, Blackberry should fire the CEO T. Heins.
    He is to blame for everything.
    He is with BBRY-RIMM for over 5 years.
    Time to clean house. start from the top.
    Jul 12, 2013. 09:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More BlackBerry (BBRY -1%) execs could be on their own way out: a source tells Bloomberg the company is preparing for a pickup in executive departures as retention bonuses established a year ago expire, and Thorsten Heins sets tougher sales, subscriber growth, and product targets. Moreover, BlackBerry reportedly wants to lower headcount via attrition, given Heins considers the company's ranks too bloated in certain areas. That backs up a recent WSJ report about plans to trim middle management. U.S. sales chief Richard Piasentin was recently fired, and two other execs reportedly left on their own accord[View news story]
    Thorsten should be the first to be replaced. He is the main problem.
    People who know business management know the problem of Blackberry. Change at the helm. Along with HEINS most of the Board should be replaced.
    BLACKBERRY FRIENDS unite and call for change at the top.
    Heins tolerated or hired the Sales VP that he fired. Where was he all along? how often did he meet with his executive VP sales? Didn't he see the interim results. Who is he kidding?
    Jul 12, 2013. 07:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Which U.S. Activist Is Best To Make BlackBerry Lemons Into Lemonade? [View article]
    Dr. Mark Rachesky just scored big time with LEAP Wireless.
    It is past waiting time for BBRY management.
    Mr. T Heins is part of the problem at BBRY. In fact he was part of the Lazaridis- Balsilli administration. He bears responsibility for the collapse of RIMM.
    It is a matter of time that Mr. Heins will GO himself.
    Like the cliche goes this is NOT PERSONAL. It is Busisiness.
    And business Mr. Heins has failed to deliver.
    As a small shareholder I am calling on the institutional holders and money managers to revolt against both the Board and the top management of BBRY and make a move BEFORE the entire organization collapses.
    Announce that they put BBRY on the BLOCK and let the chips fall where they may.
    Many shareholders bailed out of BBRY in the past two weeks.
    I guess the big guys invested other people's money in RIMM=BBRY and now they leaked their wounds and are selling .
    That is how it goes in Wall street often.
    There is money to be made in BBRY at this point, if a few activists band together. Now, before it is too late. T. Heins does NOT deserve more time. He and the Board are wasting the value whatever is left of this company.
    I am long BBRY and sorry.
    Jul 12, 2013. 05:51 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Bad Results Made Worse By Poor Presentation [View article]
    I am at a loss of words to describe my disappointment. We, BBRY shareholders, most of us BBRY customers and users of their service, should be reminded the Mr. Thorsten Heins was hired by the previous management and was with Research IN Motion for approximately 5 years prior to the collapse of the business and the stock. I don't know why we do not attribute some responsibility for the damages the shareholders suffered to Mr. Heins. He was there advising Mr. Lazarides and his partner. Now we are faced with more turmoil. The product and the service is acceptable and reasonable, however the shorts have gained the upper hand and they pound the stock with vengeance.
    The Board of Directors of BBRY has a responsibility to take immediate action. BBRY needs new management immediately.
    What about the Wall Street Advisors BBRY hired last year?
    What do they think now? They got paid for what? It was the shareholders' money they took. We dont even know what they recommended to BBRY management.
    Last year Bloomberg reported that IBM approached them for their service business. This time they may have no choice but to sell.
    Finally what happened to some very bullish analysts who were sidetracked and were pounding the table? Management is mum.
    Bullish analyst are either quite or throwing in the towel?

    Bottom line: All the negative talk about the RIMM and BBRY business will cut into sales and hurt the shareholders more, unless a buyer emerges soon.

    The large shareholders MUST turn into activists.
    Jul 2, 2013. 10:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry - Where To From Here? [View article]
    I am both a stock trader and an investor. Have been in action since 1976 and a stock broker from 1977 to 1984. Writing and commenting on stocks is not my cup of tea.
    I use a Blackberry for about 4 years. I own and trade BBRY since the stock was 14 on the way to 6.5, was lucky to survive the drop and lucky to stay and make some profit from 7 to 17.
    For the several previous quarters I was LONG during the announcement of earnings. Occasionally I took a look at "" which this time had a whisper of 11 cents.
    However with the DOW up 2000 points I looked at the blackberry stock and was flat to down during the same time.Something was not right, SOLD my stock between 14 and 16 and was out totally the previous day.
    Reasons? too many to enumerate. TOO MUCH HIPE, mediocre management performance, mediocre BB10 and Z10 performance.
    Where is the Marketing VP they hired from the bankrupt communications company? I trade stocks on the go. ETRADE does not support the new devices nor the 9930 bold. WHY? Who is responsible for this? Etrade or Blackberry? It doesn't matter any more.
    Here is my take: Despite the claims of the experts that the smartphone business is a growth business I disagree.
    AAPL is down to half of its value from the high. Samsung is down, Nokia is down, SATURATION and competition are killing this smartphone business. No new FANTASTIC BREAKTHROUGH products.
    BBRY and all its competitors can do OK if the manage their business wisely. The brokerages did FANTASTIC in commissions trading NOK, AAPL, BBRY. Billions of share billions of trades in the past 2 years, and I think they will continue to make money because of the gambling nature of us, humans.
    Last Friday the SHORTS had a good day. But for those who were shorting at 11 or bellow no prize yet.
    If we agree that we flock to the stock market for profit and we do not get emotional about AAPL, BBRY or any other issue,
    we will better of.
    After Friday's BBRY action one thing I am sure. The sharks swirl around when they see and smell BLOOD.
    I do not care what BBRY is worth in the books. I care about the price action in the market.
    I will continue to monitor the price action and trade accordingly.
    At this level I will be upward biased. BBRY may close the gap of this drop.
    I never bought calls on BBRY. Long the stock and sold calls. Always made money on covered calls. Sometimes I sold BBRY at a small loss, would have done better if I only traded the stock in the past 9 moths.
    For those of us traders there is action in aapl and bbry.
    For the investors who are looking for the next BIG thing the smartphone business is NOT. Forget what Gartman , IDC, Forrester Research and others say and write.

    Finally I wish the the respectable Mr. Thorsten Heins either shakes up his marketing chief or replace him, and spend some time reading the SA contributors and commentators.
    As one contributor suggested BBRY should form and listen to many FOCUS groups.
    Thank you for reading my comments, and welcome your thoughts.
    Jun 30, 2013. 08:45 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A BlackBerry - Chinese Company Merger Serves Apple And Maybe Hackers Too [View article]
    Assuming a would be buyer of BBRY would pay CASH the current shareholders of BBRY will cash-out. After that we do not care what they do with respect to their business.
    That is the ONLY reason we own BBRY.
    Lets see the money. LENOVO, kesovo or mesovo, we don't care. Let the deal happen.
    Personally I do not think BBRY will go to chinese or foreign hands, only CANADIAN or American, if any.
    Blackberry will do FINE on its own. I have faith in Blackberry.
    Jun 16, 2013. 01:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: How Can Returns Possibly Exceed Sales [View article]
    To answer your question>> first the shorts...someone who intends to manipulate the stock...goes out ...has his people buy the BB z10 in size ,keeps it for a few weeks with the intention to return it. There are many naysayers about BBRY, and the market is a two way street. for the moment the shorts are getting a reprieve.
    Technically the stock looked tired, a little back and fill is healthy.
    After all, look what has happened to the price of the stock of AAPL.
    The day is still young. BBRY will recover.
    Apr 11, 2013. 02:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment