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  • BlackBerry: No Reason To Buy The Stock Yet [View article]
    @The_C_Man - My point, which you seem unable to grasp, is that your underlying rationale is facile in the extreme, irrespective of what the future share price of BBRY turns out to be. You display a complete absence of analytical depth. If indeed your highly conditional projection about BBRY turns out to be correct (which I rather doubt), it would not reflect positively on your predictive powers any more than if you were to make a call on a coin toss and happen to get it right.

    Let's not forget how giddy with excitement you became last week when BBRY briefly surged in the pre-market after announcing earnings, only to plummet once the market opened. I know you would love to see BBRY shares soar to vindicate your love for the company and its products. But in clinging to this pipe dream, you ignore the fundamental weaknesses in the company's business model, leadership, competitive positioning, and sales momentum.
    Jun 30, 2015. 02:41 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: No Reason To Buy The Stock Yet [View article]
    @The_C_Man - You obviously didn't read my comment very carefully! I used the word "could" to describe how you presented your theory. The word "could" is similar to the word "if" in that it reflects conditionality, so I fully understood what you were trying to say. But that doesn't alter the fact that your theory is facile in the extreme. Which is why I applaud your decision not to be an investor. As Clint Eastwood once said, "A man's got to know his limitations."
    Jun 30, 2015. 01:23 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: No Reason To Buy The Stock Yet [View article]
    @The_C_Man - Your facile theory about how BlackBerry shares could "boom" next quarter confirms the wisdom of the statement you made at the very beginning: "I'm not an investor and probably never will be."
    Jun 29, 2015. 05:27 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Avoid The Treadmill [View article]
    @The_C_Man - Apparently, you're unaware of the fact that Apple paid a whopping $14 billion in U.S. corporate income taxes in 2014, more than any other company aside from Exxon Mobil. Apparently, you're also unaware of the fact that Apple is a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy, directly employing 66,000 people in the United States. Apparently, you're also unaware of the fact that Apple's iOS ecosystem has spawned more than 627,000 jobs, and U.S.-based developers have earned more than $8 billion from App Store sales worldwide.

    Bottom line: Your laughable assertion that Americans pay higher taxes because of Apple is complete balderdash and emblematic of your utter disregard for facts that don't comport with your pre-existing anti-Apple animus.
    Jun 27, 2015. 12:31 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Had A Decent Quarter: Turnaround An Extremely High Probability [View article]
    @The_C_Man - BlackBerry may well be able to squeeze a little juice from its patent portfolio, but that doesn't alter the fact that BlackBerry's core business continues to be an almost imperceptible blip on the smartphone radar screen. Nothing in the latest quarterly report indicates a reversal in BlackBerry's multi-year downward spiral to irrelevancy. Which is why it should come as no surprise that the stock price has plummeted more than 21 percent year-to-date (and nearly 85 percent over the past five years).
    Jun 25, 2015. 03:16 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Brace Yourself For Another Ugly Quarter [View article]
    @dezee - Actually, it's a good thing The_C_Man didn't heed your lame advice. The short-lived pre-market spike that got you all excited turned out to be a total head fake. BBRY plummeted 4.25% for the day.
    Jun 23, 2015. 04:15 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Ask Yourself 2 Questions [View article]
    @The_C_Man - The question is not whether BlackBerry will be completely out of the handset business within a year. Rather, the question is whether BlackBerry, whose handset market share is currently a meager 0.4%, can continue to be a relevant player in that business a year from now. As I've said before, no one's denying you the right to love, cherish, worship, and adore your BlackBerry device to your heart's content. But don't make the mistake of confusing your personal idiosyncratic preferences for those of the general public at large.
    Jun 23, 2015. 02:41 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Ask Yourself 2 Questions [View article]
    @Superfly_Fly - Do you have evidence that BlackBerry handsets are approved for specific mission critical uses at the DOD that iPhones are not approved for? I rather doubt that you do.
    Jun 23, 2015. 11:30 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Ask Yourself 2 Questions [View article]
    @mikebator - You haven't cited a single source to support your assertion that BlackBerry is involved in securing iPhones at the U.S. Department of Defense. Where's your evidence? And even if that were true, so what? BlackBerry handset sales are in steep decline at the DoD (and everywhere else for that matter), while iPhones are on the rise there. Duly noted that you've still yet to acknowledge the fact that the DoD approved iPhones for military use more than two years ago.
    Jun 23, 2015. 11:20 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Ask Yourself 2 Questions [View article]
    @mikebator - The fact remains that iPhones have been approved for military use at the U.S. Department of Defense for more than two years, a fact that you lamely attempted to contradict in a previous comment. As to who secures the ever-growing number of iPhones in use at the DoD, where's the evidence to support your assertion of BlackBerry's involvement? Please cite a reference (if you indeed have one) along with how much actual revenue the "securing" of iPhones represents to BlackBerry.
    Jun 23, 2015. 06:50 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Ask Yourself 2 Questions [View article]
    @mikebator - Duly noted that you fail to acknowledge your blatant error in falsely asserting that iPhones aren't sanctioned for military use at the U.S. Department of Defense. Sad to say, but your unconditional love for BlackBerry has clouded your vision and impaired you ability to separate fact from fiction.
    Jun 22, 2015. 11:41 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry slides following cautious RBC, Morgan Stanley notes [View news story]
    @TrollStomper - You need to get your facts straight. BBRY was down 2.4% today, and is down a whopping 19% YTD. Ouch! By contrast, AAPL was down just 1% today and is up 15% YTD.

    BBRY longs have every reason to be scared, and if they're not then they're in denial.
    Jun 19, 2015. 04:07 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Ask Yourself 2 Questions [View article]
    @mikebator - The reason you don't see articles about BlackBerry devices being hacked is that barely anyone uses them anymore! The latest market share data confirm that BlackBerry now accounts for just 0.4% of the smartphone market.

    With regard to the U.S. Department of Defense, you happen to be dead wrong. iPhones were approved for military use at the DoD more than two years ago. And their presence has been growing there ever since. Do some research before spouting off next time.

    http://bit.ly/15YTLCf

    http://bit.ly/1K1mGar

    You and The_C_Man need a dose of reality. The BlackBerry platform has been moribund for years now, and the chances of it being resurrected by the few diehards that still cling to them are slim to none. You should also realize that your lame attempts to sling mud at Apple just make you look petty and ill-informed.
    Jun 18, 2015. 08:55 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Ask Yourself 2 Questions [View article]
    @mikebator - "Bendgate" is another trumped-up scandal concocted by Apple haters that was completely discredited by Consumer Reports and every other reputable smartphone reviewer. It's bunk, pure and simple. The Forbes article you refer to was written by a blogger named Thomas Fox-Brewster, who seems to have devoted his entire career to proving that Apple products are vulnerable. But for all of his dire warnings, there's no evidence that iPhone or Mac users have anything to be worried about. Nice try. Duly noted that you didn't cite this Forbes article:

    "Why Apple, Yahoo, Adobe And Dropbox Received Perfect Scores On EFF's Annual Privacy Ranking" http://onforb.es/1K1e9nM
    Jun 18, 2015. 06:27 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Ask Yourself 2 Questions [View article]
    @The_C_Man - I find it an endless source of amusement (though, at the same time, rather pathetic) that you constantly trot out the tired old "Antennagate scandal" to display your antipathy for Apple. This was perhaps the biggest non-issue in the history of the mobile phone, and yet you keep bringing it up as if it were the Bhopal disaster. You're not convincing anyone with your anti-Apple diatribes. They only make you look petty.
    Jun 18, 2015. 04:56 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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