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  • No U.S. Launch Event For The BlackBerry Passport, But Does It Really Matter? [View article]
    Toronto is in Canada.
    Sep 4, 2014. 07:10 PM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Open Letter To BlackBerry Management And Directors [View article]
    I would ask why was bbm cross platform not released to all?They said it would happen by the summer's end and it didn't happen.What project manager waits for the last minute to do something?Their are leaked operating systems all over the place , but a leaked app causes such a disturbance?The leaked os was on Androids ,why not rollout bbm to I phones?It looks like the BOD is deliberately trying to tank the share price to me.This would be so that P. Watsa could buy bbry for cheap.The leadership is far from transparent ,like people with something to hide.Why no conference call?
    Oct 1, 2013. 08:11 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Z30 And Phablet Market Could Be BlackBerry's Savior [View article]
    True, Bell has been pushing bbry phones like crazy and as a result they are among their top 5 best selling phones.In addition, Rogers let bbry have exclusive use on the 2600 MHz band, they call it "LTE max".
    Sep 12, 2013. 08:18 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I Won't Sell BlackBerry As Long As It Generates Cash [View article]
    I am loving my Z10!There are sunny days ahead for $bbry.So much is made about the keyboard or the touch screen ,but you can type documents just by talking to your phone(voice to text).I love the battery life,the 64 GB sd +16gb internal memory.I love being able to encrypt my data. I find the OS upgrade to be impressive( The keyboard on the Z10 makes any other touch screen look prehistoric.I think the gesture based os is truely promising, as buttons take real estate from the screen.The hub is quite efficient.The browser is top notch.I enjoy the ability to write text messages in many languages simultaneously.I use bbm/bbm channels and I see that it could be like Skype,twitter,whatsapp all rolled in one.The connectivity options on BB10 are second to none.The OS is amazing to me.Frankly what they used to put out before bb10 was often subpar.I cannot lie about this. Now that they have put out an impressive phone .I must praise them for it .I am hopping for a partnership and not a sale ,the OS is the best on the market.
    Aug 13, 2013. 11:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Short Interest Fall Again And Catalysts For Further Upside [View article]
    Good points!The stock should take off based on several reasons as you have shown.I wish they marketed the voice to text features,better.Someone who cannot type could "type" an essay by using the voice-to-text features easily.Think of how much students would like that!The share price is down to these levels because of group think.If blackberry was an american company I believe the share price would be higher.
    Aug 11, 2013. 11:25 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why BlackBerry Spiked Yesterday And Why It Will Continue To Do So [View article]
    I think the leaks of the A10 were well timed to slow down the bleeding of the share price.I think the latest leaks(Z15/Z30) along with a recognition of Blackberry's existence from Samsung triggered the move.Blackberry (BBM) might be a weapon in Samsung's covert war with Google.Blackberry will benefit.It may be very good for BBRY to licence the OS(for a couple of years) to quickly gain market share.
    Long bbry
    Aug 6, 2013. 12:09 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Poised For A Volatile Month [View article]
    I think a flop is out of the question, at this point.I own a z10 and I feel that Bbry did what they had to do not to survive, but to thrive.The truth is that bbry does not need a single customer from aaple or google to switch over to bb10 to make it.That is because roughly 50% of cellphones sold are smartphones.Also the apps are less of an issue with every passing day.I think longs will get a decisive victory this quarter.
    Finally, bbry is more than phones ,its about BES and m2m.It is develloping new streams of income.

    I am long and strong. :D I cannot wait for the ER.
    Jun 11, 2013. 07:45 AM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Sells Out In 90 Minutes At Selfridges [View article]
    Thanks M.C.! :D You are our eyes on the other side of the "pond"....
    Apr 26, 2013. 02:52 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry 10: No 'Killer App,' Investors Lose [View article]
    It 's funny to see how few comments Kofi's supporters have posted in the past.Does kofi have multiple personalities?If so,I have a phone for him(bb10 with balance that gives him a personal and professional profile one phone)!

    I think the keyboard could be the so called killer "app".Or maybe it could be blackberry balance..Or maybe it is mobile payments with NFC.Or maybe it is all the connectivity possible with a bb10!

    I don't think people will ever agree on a killer app because people use their phones differently.I think bbry has its bases covered.
    Feb 17, 2013. 09:35 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Buy, Sell Or Hold? [View article]
    You say that since it has not been done ,it cannot be done.If everybody followed this line of reasoning ,no innovation would ever take place.BB had its best launch ever in Canada and is selling out in the U.K.Pay attention.Watch this stock when the product hits the states!
    Feb 7, 2013. 08:30 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Research In Motion: The Competition Is Falling [View article]
    disclosure:long rimm
    You have made great points.It is an awesome article.RIM will introduce a disruptive product.It will be able to send money as easily as one sends BBMs.This could hurt companies involved in money transfers...companies such as western union(If you own shares of such companies you may want to reconsider) .It will let someone share the screen with someone else.These features are in addition to what you have listed above.Also people forget about the data compression capabilities of Blackberrys.BB10 will be a great gaming device too.
    Jan 8, 2013. 10:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Research In Motion's Q3 Conclusion: Aggressive Buy [View article]
    People focus a lot on the apps,but neglect the browser.Blackberry's browser was trash in the past.Now they have the best browser among phones,tablets,laptops.I think with BB10, rim will be peaking at the right time.The smartphone market is expanding.Rim will have a few devices(so different price points),so it will penetrate many market segments.This is keeping apple out of some countries.Rim in contrast, sells to a very large number of operators.Rogers in Canada already has a site that lets you preorder(a bb10),so they expect good sales (and they want to determine how many to buy).I think the other large Canadian operators want to avoid canibalization(but that is just an opinion).Rim has about 5 dollars a share in cash...Also the comparison of a phone and a tablet is not a good one at all...apples and oranges... I think people consider buying your tablet ,if they respect the phones you make...
    Dec 24, 2012. 01:44 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will BlackBerry 10 Live Up To Investor Hype? [View article]
    This may be the specs:
    Dec 19, 2012. 10:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will BlackBerry 10 Live Up To Investor Hype? [View article]
    Here is what is exciting about bb10:
    -The best browser(plus flash support) ,it is really annoying to be told all the time that flash is not supported.
    -The camera that lets you pick a perfect moment in a picture for the face of one person and another perfect moment for another face even if that moment never existed.
    -Have you ever tried to write in a foreign language on an android? I sometimes have write in French on my android and I dread it ,because it automatically converts my words to a random yet similar word in English. This gets on my last nerve!Bb10 supports many languages in the same text message. That is a huge step forward.
    You mentioned blackberry balance which is great as well, almost like dual booting on a computer.
    BB10 will have 2 app stores one for work and one or play who else has that?
    The true multitasking is impressive as well (qnx). Imagine monitoring your stocks with active frames,while doing other things!
    It will support bbm money that lets you send money with a text msg. It will support bbm voice that lets you use free voice over wifi.
    I've seen people play games on these and they are superior gaming devices.
    The integration with the playbook by using bb bridge is impressive.

    Support for NFC which will allow for mobile payments with a phone.
    I am bullish about rim and my money has been multiplying. The other OS' cannot do what this one (bb10) can do.
    And this is what we know, obviously they will have other tricks up their sleeves for the launch.
    Plus the specs have been leaked online and they are amazing!

    Dec 18, 2012. 08:34 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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