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  • BlackBerry: 5 Things To Know About Its Earnings Warning [View article]
    I bought an additional 6,000 shares 4 minutes before the stock was halted. With earnings due out this Friday and before the market opens, I find it strange there was a need to put out an earnings release one week prior to the actual date. This was done late in the day before expiration of options which help investors balance positions. Since they released the news when they did, it did not allow for investors to offset/protect their positions before the weekend. Earlier in the week there was also a report about BBRY letting go of 40% of their work force yet they didn't respond then but somehow had urgency to do so shortly before the market closed Friday. Curious about the necessity to do it then vs after the market closed for the week or even in the morning to allow for thoughtful digestion of the numbers. My belief is that this was done to deliberately harm the value of the stock and get shareholders to react from fear and I believe we will see a quick buyout of the company possibly as early as Monday. I also believe this was orchestrated to do maximum harm to the SP and to guarantee a sale of the company with golden parachutes for TH and possibly others. I am looking to creating a class action lawsuit on behalf of BBRY shareholders.
    Sep 22, 2013. 09:11 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will BlackBerry Bounce Back Or Be Acquired? Don't Count On It [View article]
    unfortunately every investment concerning BBRY is about divine intervention or lack of it. pretty shameful that such a prominent company is being relegated to an also ran status thanks to poor management and incompetence. for me BBRY is like an old sailing vessel struggling in modern times, impressive for its past, loved for its historic relevance but only valued because of a nostalgic attachment. while some cast the ship as a highpoint of an era, most see it sadly hoping for a burst of wind to propel them further with a crew and captain oblivious of the weather ahead or how to navigate through it. Ride captain ride upon your mystery ship on your way to a world that others might have missed...
    Sep 10, 2013. 11:28 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry lower; Bloomberg, analysts speculate breakup on tap [View news story]
    i like Marcap! he is logical and maybe a foil for some of you. but...do you only want fanboys to write? have yes men on this site made your investment horizon safe from danger? have they contributed to your financial independence? next time someone points to the emperors lack of wardrobe maybe you should look too.
    Aug 21, 2013. 04:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The BlackBerry Playbook Tablet Is A Non-Factor [View article]
    BBRY continues to astound me with their click of small thinking executives and their destructive mindset of lower costs instead of expanding revenues. scarcity vs abundance, fear vs bravery. new ideas from those with fresh eyes seems to repel them. the attitude appears to be circle the wagons. they must get their science from the catholic church. they rarely listen to the people outside the company for ideas too paranoid that they might lose stature or realize that Copernicus is employed by a competitor. for the fanboys who continue to wax nostalgic about this once great company. they blew it! they could have come to the market originally with a 5in screen, a 10.1 or 10.2 OS while demanding all phone sellers to upgrade at the same time each time to maintain uniformity and user benefit. strength vs weakness. they could have paid developers for native apps from the start while pricing their phones aggressively to get the public to participate along with a cohesive marketing campaign by US centric marketers. the adage your first shot is your best shot comes to mind. also, too much is made of PW. he was on the board and he allowed for this buffoonery. he is a poor mans WB and is as pathetic an investor as David Einhorn as the latter watched his AAPL shares implode from 706 down to under 400 and whine to the media. what an ITARD right? unfortunately BBRY fans are not any smarter. long 6k shares properly hedged.
    Aug 20, 2013. 03:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is BlackBerry Making A Comeback In The United States? Some Data Suggest It Is [View article]
    @tmyklebu
    i agree with you. foolish assumptions based on unscientific data. lets not stop there. another writer, Michael Collins, told us how great initial sales were at Selfridges and never followed up. i felt that since he wrote an influential article which was cited as a catalyst for the stock's dramatic price increase that day, he had a responsibility to update his readership as to the ongoing activity at the dept store. by not doing so it left an unnecessary level of conjecture. i wrote him on June 21 and expressed that thru an article by Tufenk which he never responded to. unfortunately too many fanboys with unrealistic expectations or questionable agendas have tarnished this site. its amazing the amount of likes given to fluff rather than to insightful writers of comments. i am not implying anything but integrity should never be left open for question.
    Aug 16, 2013. 07:56 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why BlackBerry Is Worth More Than People Think [View article]
    while i understand why Marcap feels that QNX is the problem and should be jettisoned, i see it more of an inability by BB's mgmt in expressing the OS relevance. the approach used in advertising to the public and impressing developers to take a long view is lost on most people and those who create apps want to get rich today and/or feel safe that their efforts are not fruitless. the laze fare attitudes expressed by BB mgmt and the hideous strategy towards marketing for both the "wow" factor and significance of the BB10 device along with ecosystem concerns have caused much of their ills. its not the OS that is most problematic. a partnership or buyout from a respected industry leader would be seen completely differently by the market, developers and telecommunication companies. the expected outcomes for the future of BB products would also shift dramatically.
    Aug 15, 2013. 01:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why BlackBerry Is Worth More Than People Think [View article]
    would the US and Canadian govt's allow for the sale of proprietary software affecting both countries security and strategic purposes to a chinese company? and even if they would, BBRY is a very wounded animal coming from weakness not strength. also until next quarter's release all projections concerning cash by any writer is guess work. so all numbers of values are subjective whether high or low. i also question the value you place on their ecosystem. that said if someone wants to buy them out its better to see how frustrated BBRY's key investors are and desperate to sell. Prem and others might be willing to sell out for far less than $30 a share to save face and still make a profit. greed and fear are compelling reasons to make decisions. case in point look at what people will settle for when negotiating an item on Pawn Stars and other shows of that type. they know its worth X but they settle for Y. this is just on a larger scale. if the major investors can profit they will settle for far less than you think.
    Aug 15, 2013. 12:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Importance Of The Department Of Defense Contract For BlackBerry [View article]
    both sides of this argument related to DoD are boring. the fanboys and haters seem so sure what each piece of news will mean to the sustainability of this company . there are many reasons why a company succeeds or fails. if you stand too close to the tree you only see bark not much else. by taking a step back observing the forest you might glimpse a more radiant picture. make money trading the stock with an option strategy that doesn't rely on something dramatic to happen to make bank. your obligation is to increase the value of your account. unless you are in management or play for the team you just sit in the stands and cheer a side. keep your mindset focused on profits then and only then will you have the luxury of an emotional victory.
    Aug 8, 2013. 07:18 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why BlackBerry Spiked Yesterday And Why It Will Continue To Do So [View article]
    currently i am doing business in a poorer African country and i can tell you that unless you have been there or deal with people who live in a non industrialized region on the continent, the poverty and lack of expected amenities are remarkable. do not underestimate the value of communications in any of these countries. many places are structurally so underdeveloped i.e. roads, electricity, food and water availability, safety, lack of funding etc. that most comforts we take for granted are not even part of any expectation in their existence. communication is Life or Death for many of these people! George is really on to something with his take on the significance of this arrangement with Samsung. separately, a strong catalyst for yesterday's move was the price action for last week. it was the first time since the earnings report that the stock showed any level of stabilization. also Friday did not sell off and closed right on a significant resistance point and was able to breached that price just before the market closed. once you have price movement then positive news which surfaced early Monday morning and some short interest attempting to cover, upside price action could have been expected. remember most investors and analysts are overcrowded on one side of the trade.
    Aug 6, 2013. 12:27 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: What Went So Wrong [View article]
    @bbry swag
    thanks. that link was awesome. it really was accurate with possibly the last few frames up for debate. it depicts clearly the perceptions of bbry. what would help them immensely is 1) a proper theme marketing their products efficiently with people explaining why they love their bb10 experience. 2) paying completely for apps from several major companies that would add instant acceptance and a partial 'wow' factor. 3) then having a Justin Beber spokesman for teens, a Miley Cyrus type for young girls, an Usain Bolt demonstrating "keep moving" and a high profile business ceo as a spokesman would help propel them to become 'THE MOST INTERESTING PHONE IN THE WORLD.' i dont always use a smartphone, but when i do i use Blackberry. text responsibly my friends.
    Jul 26, 2013. 10:10 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's New Mistake - Q5 Pricing Makes It A Surefire Loser [View article]
    sorry to say this but BBRY is as dumb as goldfish. they are not in a bubble they are in a bowl. worse yet they cant see the people surrounding the bowl pointing out how little the poor creature knows about his environment. BBRY doesn't understand its place currently in the market nor does it advertise or price its products correctly. the buffoonery exhibited by management should be obvious even for fanboys. before anyone thinks my or other criticism is wrong explain the superbowl ad, the "keep moving" campaign or Alicia Keys as a spokesman for a business phone. btw, what is she doing that is visibly helping this company? for disclosure, i own over 12k shares and sold in the money calls against the stock. i also wrote the 9.5 calls naked with a stop market buy-in @ around the same price just in case. you see one can be critical of the company and still be willing to support the stock.
    Jul 22, 2013. 07:50 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Which U.S. Activist Is Best To Make BlackBerry Lemons Into Lemonade? [View article]
    you can make adjustments including rolling options out to a higher price. keep in mind that the stock will go up faster than the change in option price. by selling just enough calls to buy enough puts if done correctly you should have some shares left over to profit from an up move. also the biggest risk near term is to the downside so it is more important to protect against that. on balance this stock in its current state both technically and fundamentally should be viewed with caution. i wouldn't fear a surprise move to the upside for now. let the stock form a base and protect the position.
    Jul 12, 2013. 04:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Which U.S. Activist Is Best To Make BlackBerry Lemons Into Lemonade? [View article]
    with the stock continuing to drop in price almost daily since earnings why does anyone feel short interest is drying up? i can't make that case. if you did not own this stock currently and had no emotional ties to it, do you honestly believe this would be a great place to rest your capital for future gain? also, if you still own a position and are unwilling to let it go then sell enough Aug-Sept calls against your shares and buy enough July puts to protect your position. this strategy can leave you with little or no net cost.
    Jul 12, 2013. 02:51 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A couple more BlackBerry (BBRY) executive departures are reported by the WSJ. Sources tell the paper social networking head T.A. McCann and calendar/contacts app chief Marc Gingras (said to be "the driving force" behind BlackBerry Hub) recently left. Unlike fired U.S. sales chief Richard Piasentin, BlackBerry reportedly "tried to convince both men to stay." [View news story]
    regardless of spin this is disturbing. if the news was that BBRY hired these same two guys to improve product capability from say either Apple or Samsung my guess is that everybody whose criticizing this announcement would now be shouting a cheer.
    Jul 10, 2013. 09:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Still Needs To Get Punished For Us To Get Interested [View article]
    Today's meeting unfortunately changed nothing. We know the same information we knew yesterday. Same cast of characters who then got renominated. A group of amateur inquisitors sadly setting up questions on a T ball for TH or a dead guy (wouldn't matter) to be hit out of the park. Stunningly ambiguous statements by mgmt directing this company listlessly towards a dismal future. I used to be very bullish and proud of the little phone that could, but after seeing their marketing strategies, their inability or unwillingness to adapt to obvious issues including a lack of big named apps and BES10.1 availability for all US carriers, and then a huge miss on sales i can't trust their ability to enrich my finances. They need to stop being timid and go big! It's a mindset they don't exhibit. Abundance vs Scarcity. Today's call did nothing to enhance a change in that perception.
    Jul 9, 2013. 08:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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