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  • John Chen Is Happy You Can't Buy A BlackBerry Passport, Covets China  [View article]
    Contemplate one word - China. Who better to lead Blackberry into China than a CEO who speaks Chinese and knows the culture - oh yeah, they got the right guy.

    Score big Blackberry. Mr. Chen, please wipe out all doubt that you are the best and will stay the best for Enterprise.
    Oct 19, 2014. 09:03 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Chen Is 'Going Rogue'  [View article]
    Excellent summary @QTR. Chen is taking the company in precisely the direction it needs to go - ENTERPRISE. How unrealistic it would be to think that the IBM-Apple partnership would get ALL or nearly all the enterprise business worldwide and not leave enough for Blackberry to feast on - pure nonsense.

    PLUS, it is still yet to be seen if the dancing elephants, sworn enemies in the past, can even work together effectively.

    Bottom line is Blackberry will mean Business again under Chen. The Passport device will bring back many and open the door to the mass return of the "serious" enterprise user.
    Jul 29, 2014. 10:21 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Might Make It  [View article]
    Give it a little time.
    Jul 17, 2014. 09:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Might Make It  [View article]
    Andreas, Don't think this counts Blackberry out in the least. Just muddies the water a little for Apple and makes them look confused. So is Apple saying "We can't handle the enterprise sector alone so let's team up with IBM to take on big bad Blackberry..."

    Jul 15, 2014. 05:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Might Make It  [View article]
    The Passport is unlike anything else on the market.

    I don't think anyone wants to go on record right now to say their new Passport due to come out in September will flop. It's a business person's dream phone. And if it is a big hit, watch for a sharp rise in stock price.

    Chen is finally taking the company where it has been needing to go. Fortunately, no other mobile communication company is as focused on business/enterprise as they are and they have actually "walked the walk" of mobile security unlike their competitors.

    Blackberry means Business / Blackberry moves Business / Blackberry IS Business.
    Jul 15, 2014. 01:42 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Might Make It  [View article]
    Nice job Michael. I think you are right about more business models to come and the Passport is the first.

    Blackberry is rising from the ashes like a PHOENIX.

    I am long BBRY.
    Jul 15, 2014. 10:35 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Consider Buying BlackBerry Before Earnings  [View article]
    My guess is that articles on John Chen are going to be required reading at the best MBA schools in the area of successful company turnarounds.
    Mar 6, 2014. 02:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Consider Buying BlackBerry Before Earnings  [View article]
    Looks like they found the antidote when they hired Chen as CEO.
    Mar 6, 2014. 08:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Consider Buying BlackBerry Before Earnings  [View article]
    Very nice summary @Quoth. And another pivotal tidbit coming down the road shortly that will spur the recovery - the return of the Blackberry Belt of 5 function keys that includes the trackpad. These are the function keys that inspired millions around the world to love these devices. Totally overlooked by the last CEO; embraced by Chen because he is truly in tuned with the BBRY fans. Once they are integrated into the new touch screen technology, ta da - your users now have the best of both worlds.

    Forget that millions were discouraged by the original BB10 devices...the future will belong to the new Blackberry who will win back former loyalists like me.

    Nothing beats a Blackberry for doing business and the world is going to fall in love with these devices again if Chen will stay the course.
    Mar 5, 2014. 06:05 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Evidence Of Peaked Model S U.S. Deliveries Continues To Pile Up  [View article]
    Amazing product, amazing leader, vast potential market. Never drove one of these cars but the stock price action is truly a thrill ride in itself.
    Feb 14, 2014. 04:50 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As BlackBerry Shares Swoon, A Different Kind Of Buyer Emerges  [View article]
    Wow, that is very interesting. Dan Quayle understands the importance of Blackberry to the U.S. gov.
    Oct 4, 2013. 09:30 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry to be acquired by Fairfax-led consortium for $9/share  [View news story]
    Andreas, you are so right. Hope all those that benefit from this stinking takeover get their just desserts.

    All the best to the faithful BBRY longs. May you make up your losses quickly.
    Sep 23, 2013. 01:52 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Short Sellers Are Not Out Of The Woods Yet  [View article]
    George, I think you are an eternal optimist when it comes to BBRY. I have leaned on your articles for months now, along with other very reputable analyst assessments, to encourage myself to stay in this investment.

    I ended up losing a huge amount of money the day of the last ER. I take full responsibility for staying in the stock. However, the risks of owning this stock have only increased with the recent "for sale" developments, in my view. After all, as we discovered not too long ago, the CEO has a golden parachute and can fly aways with many millions in the event the company is sold and he loses his job. How could anyone in their right mind trust a CEO who has no real skin in the game? Would he really care if he gets a decent price for the company? I doubt it.

    And what happens if Prem is the only bidder? He could totally lowball the bid at $6,7,8/share. Scary thing is, a very low bid might be accepted. I think the Canadian government is much more concerned with what is good for the company's employees and families than the concerns of the stockholders. That puts the investors at a huge risk. I can see Canada favoring a takeover with Canadian roots. This would help salvage some national pride in the situation, as well.

    Bottom line, BBRY long investors, be aware that the risk in keeping this investment is sky high right now and could turn south in the blink of an eye. Stay quick on your feet. Good luck.
    Sep 10, 2013. 02:25 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Look The BlackBerry Gift Horse In The Mouth  [View article]
    As our friend DaLatin (Big Thinker) is fond of saying:

    "Sometimes a small loss can be as good as a great gain.."

    I have taken his advice as I am worried the light at the end of this tunnel, as Andreas Hopf has pointed out, may be an oncoming train.
    Aug 27, 2013. 09:56 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Look The BlackBerry Gift Horse In The Mouth  [View article]
    Totally agree with you, wiesje. The people running BBRY have totally killed the stock. I will never trust this management team again. I went from full confidence several months ago to total disbelief and shock at the last earnings call. Our 15 year old could have done a better job presenting than Thorsten Heins did that day. A small loss, yes, but did he portray inspiration and hope for the future? No, his demeanor was on par with a wet rag. Surprise, the stock falls off the cliff that day.

    Then we find out shortly thereafter about the BOD's interest in taking the company private and TH's enormous golden parachute package. Where does that leaves all us loyal, bruised and beaten shareholders who invested our hard earned money and actually believed in TH's "turnaround" plan? Answer: Out in the cold, holding huge losses and wondering what just happened. Unfortunately with this management, the stockholders are the LAST in line to reap any benefit and FIRST in line to take the losses. A great deal of risk to stay long right now. The small rise in share price recently may be the best opportunity available to exit the stock as it could quickly dip back into the sub $10 SP levels.

    With the right leadership, this company could rise again and be a giant in the enterprise sector. But not with this management team, not in a million years.
    Aug 27, 2013. 07:43 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment