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  • Giving Away Free BlackBerry 10 OS To Android Phone Users Could Be Decisive [View article]
    That Betamax/VHS story is rooted a little deeper. The owners of the Betamax patent would not allow the medium to be used to sell porn. Simple as that. At the time porn was largely unavailable except on scratchy 8mm film.

    Porn made VHS the No1 system early. The rental shops carried movies on Betamax plus Movies and porn on VHS. People buying the higher resolution and better quality systems were unable to watch porn now and then.

    Porn drove video standards just as gaming drives desktop standards (not word processing and technical drawing).
    Mar 20, 2015. 12:39 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Giving Away Free BlackBerry 10 OS To Android Phone Users Could Be Decisive [View article]
    It's too bad you don't run BBRY so we could all benefit from your wisdom.
    Mar 20, 2015. 12:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Giving Away Free BlackBerry 10 OS To Android Phone Users Could Be Decisive [View article]
    Good job the cash hoard is not getting use up!
    Mar 20, 2015. 12:31 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Latest Device Is A Samsung Tablet [View article]
    Actually CrackBerry.com says there is an experimental BB10 OS for Playbook. It is gonna be short of RAM which is fixed at 1 gig and not expandable.
    Mar 18, 2015. 08:23 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Latest Device Is A Samsung Tablet [View article]
    Yes that is interesting. It shows the OS can be changed. I read somewhere there is a BB10 version like the phone that can be loaded onto a Playbook. Probably available from the OS website for developers. As it really needs a minimum of 1.5 gig of RAM (like a Z3) it would struggle with only 1 gig.
    Mar 18, 2015. 08:05 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Latest Device Is A Samsung Tablet [View article]
    The iPad is very insecure. The device we are discussing here is a SECURE tablet. It is something new, not like those popular consumer products.
    Mar 18, 2015. 08:01 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Latest Device Is A Samsung Tablet [View article]
    It is 4G LTE.

    It is selling for 1/3 of value. Holds 1 SIM.
    Mar 17, 2015. 06:13 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Latest Device Is A Samsung Tablet [View article]
    That is 4G LTE actually.

    It is selling for 1/3 of value. Holds 1 SIM.
    Mar 17, 2015. 06:13 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Latest Device Is A Samsung Tablet [View article]
    mikeb

    "dual Sims"

    Actually multiple numbers on one SIM. Gets around having to have 2 SIMs.
    Mar 17, 2015. 06:11 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Latest Device Is A Samsung Tablet [View article]
    There is no reason why Samsung would buy BBRY. Why bother? They are not competitors they are collaborators.

    I think the current shareholders would take it private rather than sell. Canadian funds could be found to do that if a hostile bid was mounted. For all we know there is a poison pill in Watsa's agreement preventing a sale.
    Mar 17, 2015. 06:09 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Latest Device Is A Samsung Tablet [View article]
    ATI
    I am not sure how it will play. This tablet thing has been on the table at BBRY since at least 2007. When deciding to drop the Playbook (remember there was a 10" version with pictures of it floating around) so we can assume that shelving their own hardware did not mean shelving the project. They are simply revenue and risk sharing.

    The PlayBook wasn't made by BBRY, just to their spec. It survives as the Kindle Fire. That is enjoying a healthy long life so the hardware guys did OK. A table with Samsung on it could just as easily have BlackBerry written on it. Maybe it will.
    Mar 17, 2015. 06:06 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's John Chen Looks To Teach Haters About 'Network Externalities' [View article]
    Toneguru

    "The longs easily dismiss bad numbers and readily grasp "attempts" and "potential"."

    I had the same idea when I read above that IBM and Apple had something ready to roll out. I take that to mean unproven and unsold. Ready to roll, if it is rolling downhill.

    BBRY's SP is well above what it was at the beginning of 2014. I have no shares under water. Looking ahead there is a lot of upside because unlike the IBM-Apple alignment, unlike (some aspects of) Google+Motorola, unlike MSFT+handset company, BBRY is up and running as an end to end secure communications system.

    I have always been surprised by the hate directed at BBRY so consistently on SA and CNBC. I had not heard of campaigns in public designed to destroy competition. Thinking about the sort of corporate sabotage that went on in the car industry I guess this is to be expected in certain cases.

    Negatory campaigns or not, BBRY is underpriced for what it has going.
    Mar 17, 2015. 08:31 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's John Chen Looks To Teach Haters About 'Network Externalities' [View article]
    I was talking to my neighbour yesterday - discussion turned to devices as it often does in Waterloo. We both pulled out our new Passports. I honestly didn't expect that. But an ordinary Passport is half the price of a high end iPhone 6. I can't see paying more for less. I guess I am not alone in that thought. Who knew?
    Mar 16, 2015. 11:26 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry launches $2,380 ultra-secure tablet [View news story]
    It will be branded as a BlackBerry? That is really going to put the BBRY name into the Boardroom again.

    Sorta undercuts the IBM + Apple partnership, not so?

    If it is fully integrated into BES it will be the only tablet allowed in high level meetings involving foreign delegations.

    Very unexpected.
    Mar 14, 2015. 09:31 PM | 28 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Look For A Breakeven Fourth Quarter [View article]
    KIA you are one of the few who is willing to talk brass tacks. I compliment you for that. It sort of explains your persistent negativity and BBRY - you are supporting a bet.

    Others: Please note the wisdom of KIA, As I have suggested above, shorts are covering because there is so much upside at the moment there will be nothing to gain by holding on to a short position. There are about 90m other shares in the hands of those who still think they can kill, bad-mouth or manipulate enough to put an end to BBRY. Take what they are willing to put down. Particularly on this earnings call, the short risk is the highest it has been in several years.
    Mar 12, 2015. 11:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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