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  • BlackBerry Demystified 8: Did Volkswagen Just Buy A Critical Part Of BlackBerry's QNX Team? [View article]
    Some income will be gained by BlackBerry from the VW transaction. Some German employees will stop working for a Canadian company and go to work for a secure powerful German employer. A win-win for all involved. Makes perfect sense, I like it. Could be foreshadowing some larger event coming or some bigger plan.
    Jul 3 01:09 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Will Longs Be Laughing All The Way To The Bank? [View article]
    @BBRY longs: Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit!
    @BBRY employees: Per ardua ad astra!
    Jun 20 05:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Continues To Be Our Turnaround Stock For 2014 [View article]
    @BBRY Shorts The train is leaving the station. Get on board. Your call (no pun intended).
    Jun 20 05:04 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry tops $9 as Street cheers EPS/cash flow improvement [View news story]
    This company is a big winner. Slimmed down, nimble, best-in-industry engineering team, only true multitasking smartphone platform on microkernel, near-monopoly on in-car informatics. One can say all one wants about the narrow margins of QNX, but when you consider the number of car makes that depend on QNX embedded systems:

    Ford
    Lexus
    Chevrolet
    Mercedes
    Saab
    Mini Cooper
    Toyota
    Nissan
    Cadillac
    Jaguar
    Bentley
    Honda
    Mitsubishi
    Acura
    Harley-Davidson
    BMW
    Subaru
    Chrysler
    Jeep
    Audi
    VW
    Landrover

    just to name a few, you might realize, as I have, that Blackberry has a near-monopoly on in-car informatics, and for good reason.

    Blackberry QNX is the right company, in the right place, at the right time with the right leader just as built-in in-car 4G LTE is about to take off as the next big market for mobile communications.
    Jun 19 02:51 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Can Be Bought [View article]
    @Guest Eh. LOL! Not so sure about the handset sales taking off quite yet, but I hope you are right. With today's result, however, expect the gloves to come off at Samsung and Apple. A great great Blackberry long day to be sure, but quite a battle ahead still. "Money talks" and anybody who really knows phones knows that Blackberry 10 phones are the best phones on the market, by far, so you can expect the competitors (who have really astounding amounts of cash on hand) who see things for what they really are to be laying their plans. The negative "meh" stories are already hitting the online press, the Apple and Samsung flacks turning the crank.
    Jun 19 12:33 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Bullish Call Offers Clues To Epic Turnaround [View article]
    @hoonibvird Reality. What a concept. Go BBRY!
    Jun 19 12:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Bullish Call Offers Clues To Epic Turnaround [View article]
    @shaned John Butler, Bloomberg, interviewed today:

    Highlights from the Bloomberg TV interview today:

    "He is the right man at the right time. He's doing a great job with Blackberry"

    "They have a huge patent portfolio"

    "I have yet to talk to someone who has bought a new Blackberry who has complained about it. They all say 'Best phone I have ever owned. I love it!'"

    About John Butler: Senior Telecommunications Analyst
    Bloomberg LP

    Go to Bloomberg TV, then search on "Is BlackBerry Finally Headed Towards a Turnaround?"
    Jun 19 11:56 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Set To Scream After Chen Delivers On Earnings [View article]
    @JMajoris. No, it doesn't.
    Jun 19 09:50 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry And Amazon: This Could Be The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship [View article]
    @sfinvestor If Blackberrys were as plentiful as Apples, upon compulsions, no man seven reasons would I give, but for Blackberry 10 reasons hath one to give, I.
    Jun 18 01:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry And Amazon: This Could Be The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship [View article]
    @sfinvestor Android and IOS are not true multitasking OS, nor are they microkernels. Blackberry 10 OS is far superior to both Android and IOS because it can run multiple browser windows, multiple apps, simultaneously. Blackberry 10 OS also never freezes, never needs reboots, etc. unlike Android which tends to freeze up from time to time, often at the worst possible moments. Anyone who wants to run Android would be far better off buying a Blackberry 10 device and running their Android apps on Blackberry 10. This deal with Amazon brings paid Android apps to Blackberry 10, and so there is no longer any reason to buy an inferior Android phone, when one can get all the Android apps they want from Amazon.
    Jun 18 01:31 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry And Amazon: This Could Be The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship [View article]
    @mag1205 Great comment, and point, mag1205. Something about which I had not thought.
    Jun 18 12:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry And Amazon: This Could Be The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship [View article]
    @Tvaddic Paid Apps. Amazon App Store will bring paid Android apps for Blackberry. That is a very significant enhancement to the Android galaxy for Blackberry 10. Beyond that, the partnership with Amazon can grow in many ways. Amazon is not just a friend...it's a partner, and very BIG partner with retailing power, something even Google cannot really boast on the scale of Amazon.
    Jun 18 12:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry And Amazon: This Could Be The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship [View article]
    @Roll up the RIM I would hardly call a business partnership with Amazon a "pump". As for your opinion on the ER, that is definitely something to wonder about. So short-term investment decisions can be tricky ahead of ER, but long-term there is little doubt Blackberry is moving up. However, I do not believe that Amazon would have partnered with Blackberry to provide an Android app store if they felt the ER was going to be disastrous, so what I think we will see at ER will be proof that Blackberry is continuing to shore up and successfully protect it's enterprise position, and I think we will see evidence that Z3 is doing well in Indonesia, and yes, we will hear some "pump" as you put it about the upcoming India release of Z3. India in particular has potential to be an excellent market for Z3, and enthusiasm for Blackberry in India, based on what I have read, is quite strong. India evaluates devices based on the engineering, reliability, and multitasking power of the device, and on the price, and in this regard, Blackberry 10 is the clear leader, out front, and increasing it's lead in all the measures from a technology perspective, and with Z3 can compete on price quite well. Thanks.
    Jun 18 12:03 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry And Amazon: This Could Be The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship [View article]
    @iBBB no I do not agree with you at all. iQMetrix most recent report, MSFT phone is not even on radar at all:

    http://bit.ly/1l502gX

    Beyond that, I live in NYC, a city that is a bellweather market, and I ride the subway, work with major customers in the city and nationwide, and I don't see anybody carrying a MSFT phone, virtually none, nada.

    Your link points to "redmondmag" which seriously I doubt is unbiased, if not totally inaccurate. I would trust iQMetrix more any day and twice on Sunday.

    Based on what I see, with my own eyes and ears, 6% North American share for BBRY looks about right, which remember includes Canada and SA, and off-radar-completely is accurate based on what I see for MSFT handsets. I have seen one MSFT phone being carried by a business partner in the last 6 months.
    Jun 18 11:29 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry And Amazon: This Could Be The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship [View article]
    Amazon wanted to buy RIMM (now BBRY) back in the day: http://bit.ly/1so98Py
    Now fast forward to today: The new app-store partnership has already rekindled talk: http://bit.ly/1so98PA

    My initial thoughts on this: It's huge.

    (1) It shows that Blackberry has presented a convincing case to Amazon leadership that they are here to stay in the handset business. It suggests Z3 is doing well, and that Blackberry management were able to convince Amazon they have a credible strategy to survive in the North American market, else why would Amazon make such a committment to provide an Android app store for Blackberry handsets.

    (2) It's bad news for MSFT, because Blackberry has far superior OS to anything MSFT has, and now BBRY has the Amazon app store (read: PAID Android apps, which has been the big need in Android apps for Blackberry) which will now be supported.

    (3) It's great news for Amazon, because it instantly gives Amazon a complete, devices portfolio which they can grow, both their own offerings such as kindle and the new Amazon phone, as well as Blackberry devices, and penetration into enterprise.

    (4) AMZN and BBRY both up this morning, a win-win deal.

    (5) MSFT down, predictably, with a devices business that has been, and is continuing, to be in serious trouble. I see alot of phones every day in the hands of people in NYC - Blackberry, Android of all types, iPhones (of course), but one phone I almost NEVER see is Microsoft. I see ALOT of Blackberry OS7 btw, and I believe the Q20 Classic will do well when it is released later this year.
    Jun 18 10:24 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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