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  • Photo render of BlackBerry Android phone with slide-out keyboard leaks [View news story]
    burt

    Let me dissuade you from comparisons with Asian manufacturers using names of defunct American/other companies. That stuff only finds its way to developed countries because they think someone will believe the brand still has life. I've never seen a Bell and Howell situation where the amazingly cheap new products were anything other than junk. Having someone else sell junk with your name on it is a really fast way to kill the brand.
    Jul 4, 2015. 03:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Photo render of BlackBerry Android phone with slide-out keyboard leaks [View news story]
    ATI

    Hideous may not be far off. I encourage folks to look at the graphed dimensional paper underneath the crackberry images. It shows an overall body length of 8.4 units with an additional 3.3 units extended as the keyboard. Those are visual estimates but the keyboard would extend an additional 40% of the original length downward.

    The Samsung S6 is 5.65." an extension of 40% would be 2.26" so I stand corrected that it would be 2.5-3"

    All this talk of inches may be disconcerting to some of out CDN Friends, but an average credit card is 2 inches tall. The drop down 'slider' part would be like having a little chubby credit card-sized thing pop out of the bottom of your phone.

    Some of you are probably thinking "Cool!" I'm not.
    Jul 4, 2015. 02:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Photo render of BlackBerry Android phone with slide-out keyboard leaks [View news story]
    Arcady

    Your press release, dated Mar 1 (this year) mentions that nothing has happened at that time and Knox will be available sometime later in 2015. To suggest that Samsung "relies" on something that hasn't happened yet is typical of shareholder enthusiasm, but wrong. It implies both success and significance, neither of which have happened yet.

    Blackberry is a house of many eggs, few hatchlings.
    Jul 4, 2015. 02:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Photo render of BlackBerry Android phone with slide-out keyboard leaks [View news story]
    Energysystems

    One doesn't suppose one of the manufacturing partners had a bunch of leftover parts and...
    Jul 4, 2015. 01:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Photo render of BlackBerry Android phone with slide-out keyboard leaks [View news story]
    Before y'all get to sweaty about this leaked version, whether it is an Android or simply the newer model of the BBRY family, it is an awkwardly LARGE phone. The soundbar across the bottom stays attached as that whole unit drops down 2.5-3" to reveal the pop-down keyboard.

    Several nice renditions - note the graph-like matrix for size comparisons:

    http://bit.ly/1LNl5Hx

    This isn't a small phone. It's on par with a standard SS6, so either one hand will hold it as you would conventionally as you tap away with the other or you grasp it at the bottom and tap away while the 8" (9"?) unit sticks way away from the hands.

    Too soon to say whether this is real or just photoshopped, but if you see one in the wild, take a picture because I doubt they will be seen often.
    Jul 3, 2015. 07:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: No Light At The End Of The Tunnel [View article]
    Seeking

    "Revenue Milestones" got me to wondering. When earnings were announced, unit sales volumes of BBRY handsets fell from 1.6 to 1.1M units despite having a much broader distribution. It also probably triggered a hefty cash commission from the Cartel of Every Other Smartphone Maker on the Planet (CEOSMP). Their mission has been to assist struggling handset makers off the playing field by offering one-time cash payments for meeting certain lowered sales goals - in this case, falling below 1.5M.

    It seems almost a cinch that a 2nd payment will be happening in the quarter reported in September because breaking below 1M should be easy for a crew with so much experience in decreasing demand. Helping with the final few steps toward a clean exit are early leaks of the next model to replace the aging, and rare, Passport.

    Code named Kazoo, it features an entirely new rounded QWERTY keyboard along the sides of the unique, all brass air discharge cylinder. Battery life has been extended to an incredible 432 hours by reducing the screen size to approximately 1.5" x 1.5", in keeping with the overwhelming popularity of square screens.

    http://bit.ly/1LNiQ71

    In addition, heeding our customers who said if a camera was so *&%$#@ important, you should buy one, the new Kazoo has none. An adequate, optional digital camera will be available for $80CDN. For customers choosing this option, it will obviously double our ecosystem.

    http://bit.ly/1LNj4en
    Jul 3, 2015. 07:00 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Bottom Isn't Here [View article]
    Be C

    Bit large for my preferences but a beautiful design. Samsung.

    http://bit.ly/1LMW52S

    HTC.

    http://bit.ly/1LMW3In
    Jul 3, 2015. 02:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Classic Arrives in Cobalt Blue [View article]
    Coming soon! Classic black with handles for 6 (optional 8) pallbearers.

    http://bit.ly/1LMV2A0
    Jul 3, 2015. 02:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Bottom Isn't Here [View article]
    Hi Gwyn

    Calling the bottom is as hard as knowing when to smile and cash out. Learn Bonds had a sort of off comment last week and today they are back with one perhaps more promising:

    http://bit.ly/1Ta5CCo

    But the article presumes BBRY WILL have an Android slider and it will sell well. I hafta be honest here - BBRY is making a name for itself in building ugly phones. If this is the bridge between BBRY and enterprise customers I suspect some wit will tag it "The Bridge Too Far."

    Longs have been content with the cash position which has been helped along with tax credits, patent sales and licensing arrangements that are non-recurring. If the slider is a dud, it isn't the end of the game, but hardware sales will likely dip below 1M units next quarter - half of what Chen most cautiously describes as a safe rate for profitability.

    IF the slider is a dud, how long will it take before BB demos a phone that is actually aesthetically appealing? How many more current users will just migrate elsewhere?
    Jul 3, 2015. 12:11 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Bottom Isn't Here [View article]
    Bloomberg interview with Chen and one of the UBS analysts.

    http://bit.ly/1CfrsQS

    If it gives the same "Page not found" info you can type in in and search for it as an interview with Emily Chang June 23.

    Those of us that like to tease Chen will clearly hear him say he's not "listening" to any offers. Probably not hearing any either. Or he's nearly deaf from being yelled at by PW. :)
    Jul 3, 2015. 01:30 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Bottom Isn't Here [View article]
    Yeah, we hear about "as long as the company continues to execute..."

    Depends on if they are executing the competition or themselves.

    Oooops! Looks like we accidentally executed "the Messenger." :)
    Jul 2, 2015. 06:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Bottom Isn't Here [View article]
    Crispin

    You probably don't get exposed to DirectTV ads much. They outline a series of unlikely events that happen if you get cable, including this one where the punchline becomes 'Don't let your Dad get punched over a can of soup."

    http://bit.ly/1HzyToa

    To continue your line of thought about doers, teachers, and critics, we should also clarify some types of investors.

    Those who cannot read financial statements
    invest in companies with marginal prospects.
    When they invest in companies with marginal prospects
    they get burned.
    When they get burned they say the market is manipulated
    and someone should investigate.

    I've been picking up a lot lately of the "10 year horizon" as if this is such a safe bet that you could buy a boatload and go off and do missionary work in Nepal for 10 years without a care. Two years ago this was a $14 stock and now it's off 43%, hardly the picture of dramatic potential, eh?

    Brookfield and CNR are stocks such as you describe. BBRY is one you keep so close at hand that you could toss it at a moment's notice (and should have).
    Jul 2, 2015. 10:40 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Bottom Isn't Here [View article]
    Bob

    Not sure, bud, I hear all the time that they are not underwater and are backin' up the truck BIG TIME! Like this guy from Calgary:

    http://bit.ly/1HzwUjs
    Jul 2, 2015. 10:13 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: What's Needed To Stabilize Revenue [View article]
    Shubarua

    No fooling. When I read your post it ended EXACTLY at "...under the leadership of" There was no Dr. Cennakeshu, just blank space. It might be possible that the SA censors were making sure that wasn't a Bulgarian curse word, but what it appeared to be was you had been making a good point, been distracted by the mailman, came in and hit the "Reply" button.

    The absence of naming someone, of course, led to speculation that it must be He Whose Name Cannot Be Spoken. It true, that would have been quite the coup for Blackberry.
    Jul 2, 2015. 01:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: What's Needed To Stabilize Revenue [View article]
    shubarua

    "...under the leadership of..."

    Lord Voldemort?

    :)
    Jul 1, 2015. 05:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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