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  • As Encrypted Messaging Enters Mainstream, BlackBerry In Catbird Seat [View article]
    Has anyone mentioned the current preoccupation with sending square images a la Instagram and how the Passport could be marketed to that crowd... if the camera is decent? It's Instagram optimized.
    Aug 18 02:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Price-To-Sales Ratio Is... What? [View article]
    Earlier this year I was surprised to see atleast 5 BlackBerry phones in the audience filming a school performance here in Vancouver. Not a lot, but more than I expected. My wife changed to an iPhone a few years ago, as did I, but I changed back to the Z10 (now z30) as they became available. Interestingly, my wife is getting a promotion with her property management company and with that she gets a BlackBerry10 phone by the new year.
    Jul 14 11:35 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Taking BlackBerry's Stickers Seriously [View article]
    Think of stickers as much larger, more elaborate smileys. If I liked Star Wars, for example, I could buy a set representing key characters or scenes and send them to friends.
    Jun 13 01:36 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BBM Spin-Off Could Create Short Exodus [View article]
    Similar to Facebook and Twitter. I've had the beta for a month or two. You, or a company company/organization can create a channel then people can subscribe and 'follow' what you're posting. You can interact via chats, etc.
    Sep 19 04:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BBM Spin-Off Could Create Short Exodus [View article]
    Others are already doing many of the things BlackBerry is bringing to the party... but no one is bringing it all together like it appears BlackBerry will. No one is wearing that t-shirt yet.
    Sep 19 03:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BBM Spin-Off Could Create Short Exodus [View article]
    Is that crazy yes or crazy no? I can't wait for it and will instantly drag 10 friends over to BBM when it hits.
    Sep 19 12:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Hits Just Keep Coming [View article]
    I've heard that the whole sales force reduction was overblown, too. From BlackBerry:
    “I’d like to clarify that we are moving a small number of US-focused sales roles that were based in Canada to the U.S. to be more closely aligned with our customers. As a result, approximately 60 employees have been impacted, primarily in sales."
    Not quite what was stated in the WSJ as it is resulting in an increase in US sales people.
    Sep 11 02:54 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There Is Something Interesting Happening With BlackBerry Usage In North America [View article]
    Interesting to poke around StatCounter and look at the last 3 months as they relate to BlackBerry in North America; all seem to be showing marked improvement. I also reloaded linked pages from a previous article which had shown the z10 way down the top sellers list. Both sites now show the z10 at number 4. Not too bad. Interesting days ahead.
    Sep 10 06:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Has BlackBerry Made A Mistake By Publicly Announcing An Imminent Sale? [View article]
    Where does it mention an imminent sale? It only states 'exploring strategic alternatives'... which could be anything... or nothing.
    Aug 27 01:31 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: The Bear Case, The Bull Case And My Case [View article]
    Last night I had a vivid dream that BlackBerry's share price went up 65% (I'm assuming shortly after the report. I didn't dream the date, unfortunately). I also dreamt that my wife had not got her additional shares yet, which is something we planned to do today (So it's a bit like a nightmare). Sooo... we found out today that our plans are thwarted by the fact that the funds for my wife's share purchase will not be available for 3 - 5 business days. That means she won't have her shares before the report. 50% of dream has come true. Now to wait for that 65% appreciation. :-) Disclosure: Long: BBRY. Short: sleep.
    Jun 27 07:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Throwing In The Towel On My BlackBerry Shares [View article]
    All phones have little quirks. For example, when I work out with my z10 and I get the screen wet, it can be a little tricky logging in. If you're done with your towel, can I have it?
    PS. I use FidMe for my 'loyalty' (Starbucks) cards and Stocks for... stocks.
    Jun 24 03:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Sales Are Sliding, But Are Still Higher Than Street Expectations [View article]
    Thanks for the article. Hoping for the squeeze but also looking for one more dip before that so I can pick up a little more BBRY. Love my z10.
    Jun 18 01:09 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Shorts Increase, Longs Wait Patiently [View article]
    Picked up some more today. I'm a rookie but managed to get them at 13.50. I probably won't load up on any more ; I have enough that I won't be kicking myself in the future.
    Jun 12 05:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T will begin taking orders for the BlackBerry Q10 (BBRY -0.5%) tomorrow; the device goes for a subsidized $200. BlackBerry stated last month Verizon and T-Mobile will begin selling the Q10 in June, and Sprint in "late summer." The emerging markets-focused Q5 launches in July. Opinions on U.K./Canadian Q10 sales have differed considerably (I, II). [View news story]
    In The Gaol Research?
    Jun 4 04:47 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry, Cisco Systems And Qualcomm: Which Is The Best Bet For Now? [View article]
    Lots of great info. Thank you.
    Jun 4 04:32 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment