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  • BlackBerry: The Drowning Man Of Mobile [View article]
    Service revenue drop isn't an indicator of Enterprise performance. Sheesh. Very negative bias. Go ahead and short it!
    Dec 19, 2014. 01:59 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Struggling With Limited Passport Availability [View article]
    I got my Passport also from Telus a few days ago. The price had gone up $50 on a two year plan. Love the phone quality. Still getting used to the keyboard layout but the OS 10.3 has really matured.
    Oct 14, 2014. 03:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Could Earn $1.71 Per Share In Fiscal 2016 With Its New Devices [View article]
    I, too, appreciate the pro and con arguments. I'm long with what I can afford to invest because I really find BlackBerry's turnaround story compelling. There are numerous reasons I want them to succeed from the competition in the market place to the underdog story to the fact I just like the products. It hasn't been an easy ride but, at times, I feel I'm looking at Apple at its turnaround point. I think your comment about people regarding Chen as a God rang a bell. Maybe it's a bad thing but it didn't hurt Apple to have someone so highly regarded at the helm.
    Oct 4, 2014. 11:49 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Could Earn $1.71 Per Share In Fiscal 2016 With Its New Devices [View article]
    So if the polls are rigged, are the Passport reviews on Amazon also skewed? They seem extremely positive to the point where, even if they were were written by BlackBerry fans, you'd expect a few more negative reviews. Biggest negative? Not available on Verizon!
    Oct 3, 2014. 11:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Could Earn $1.71 Per Share In Fiscal 2016 With Its New Devices [View article]
    I also asked elsewhere why it would be that BlackBerry fans are the only ones who can game the polls? Perhaps all fans are gaming the polls equally in which case... the results still mean something.
    Oct 3, 2014. 08:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Don't Panic Because Of Mr. Market's Hiccup [View article]
    I'm impressed if BlackBerry fans are the only ones who know how to pump the polls. If it were that easy, wouldn't the fans of the other phones also be pumping their own?
    Oct 2, 2014. 09:46 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Easy Path To 10 Million Phone Shipments [View article]
    Fun ad. We need more of this. It occurred to me that the phone wasn't secured but I think it's more important to show that BlackBerry has a cool factor and is popular... if you want to appeal to the masses (who might not be as concerned about security as they perhaps should be). I was more concerned that the kid was just jumping into strangers' cars (and jets).
    Oct 1, 2014. 05:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2013. 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, 2013. 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, 2013. 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, 2013. 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, 2013. 06:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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