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  • BlackBerry Can't Divest Of Its Devices Unit Even If It Wanted To [View article]
    George. You are by far the best contributor to SA. Why? You do not over or under state BB's position. Furthermore you are a 'realist' and 'pragmatist' and not just trying to stir up 'controversy' by writing 'inflammatory' articles like some of your co-authors do.

    You have oft repeated the need for BBM to go on Desktops (in previous articles). Why does this company ALWAYS take so long to implement 'good ideas' that would help them. For example another contributor suggested BB kiosks in shopping malls (of course in conjunction with a carrier). Why has this not been done. I have seen a person selling 'healing cream' from Israel with great succes in these kiosks, why would BB not showcase it's new products in this manner?
    Apr 11 11:32 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why John Chen Is An Asset To BlackBerry [View article]
    Now this is an 'INTELLIGENT' article at SA. It is not 'overstating' the chances of BB success. It is not overly optimistic. It reasonably assesses the future of BB by 'analyzing' the personality and words of John Chen the CEO. No negativity, no bashing, no 'sky is falling' predictions. These are the type of AUTHORS and CONTRIBUTORS that make SA successful and 'enjoyable' and 'useful' to readers and followers such as myself. A balanced and intelligent view of the BB issues. Congrats again to the author, and other authors of SA articles, take a lesson here. This is how it is done. Irresponsible statements in inflammatory articles induce an 'inflammatory response' from the reader and results in a net benefit to NO-ONE ..
    Apr 10 01:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry OS Is Becoming A Liability [View article]
    Unfortunately SA is starting to lose credibility with the 'ease' with which they apply 'scissors' to intelligent feedback of scurillous articles. Read between the line folks ....
    Apr 9 11:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry OS Is Becoming A Liability [View article]
    Sneha Shah ... if you wanted to attract 'negative' attention to yourself. It seems you have succeeded. Not only will BB survive, it will start making a profit within a year. Go out and buya Z30 and THEN tell me what you think. Very poor article. No research all opinion.
    Apr 9 11:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Pent Up Good News [View article]
    George could you PLEASE do an article on WHY consumers are not buying the z30. All reports and research indicate it is a first class smartphone. Why is it not moving ..consumers who own them swear by them..... U-tube video presentatio proved they were better than I phone ...... ..... we are all interested to know where BB went wrong with this phone .... Was it marketing? Was it specs? Was it competition? Was it brand deterioration? A combination of all.

    I think if the public starts buying BB smartphones again, the companies fortunes will turn quickly turn positive.

    Would love to see you research this topic.

    Feb 27 02:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Don't Get Too Excited About The $10 Mark [View article]
    Show me the MONEY .... correct patience is the word, management is loooking good, listening to the customer (finally) .... ultimately they have to make MONEY .... the bet could go either way ... I personally am 'optimistic' with Chen in charge.
    Feb 25 07:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Open Letter To John Chen [View article]
    What a great positive article. Add to it the $19 Bill (foolish) WhatsApp purchase by Facebook, the 10 mill share purchase of BBRY by Loeb, and the Ford, QNX possibilities, the Quallcomm QNX partnership, and the Barcelona conference next week and it looks even better. Let's cross our fingers. but it is looking like we have the right captain steering the ship this time (FINALLY!!!!!)
    Feb 23 03:43 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry - Is BBM Really Worth Nothing? [View article]
    Exactly ... does not make sense.... Americans are 'trendy'. They seem to be all or nothing 'purchasers' ... in the case of anything BB it seems to be 'nothing' will turn them around. Chen has a real problem ..
    Feb 14 09:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Funeral May Have To Wait. It Seems To Have Returned From The Dead [View article]
    Great article Micheal. Your new found optimism is warranted. Chen is much more tuned to the American media, and 'message'. Seems to be hiring the right people. And as you point out, that little talked about secret weapon, SECURITY (encryption) is over-looked (either innocently or deliberately) by so many tech 'demagogues' that it has one scratching one's head in bewilderment.
    Jan 9 12:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry hires former HTC/Sony Ericsson exec to be devices chief [View news story]
    This is more about 'image' than it is about money for Chen. I wish him luck. I think him and this new team can do it and today's amazing stock increase to $8.00 US seems to support that. He will be given a chance. I think he is a fighter. Thorsten was a great engineer but lacked in 'marketing' skills and understanding of how 'quickly' Wall Street can 'destroy' a company and a reputation. Thorsten was like a deer staring in the headlights.
    Jan 6 07:35 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Insiders Are Buying Parkland Fuel [View article]
    I'm new following this stock and surprised at how 'small' the purchases from insiders have been ( for the exception of Pantelidis and Rogers at about 1,000 each). Why do you feel such 'piddly' purchases of 100 to 200 shares are significant? I am NOT trying to belittle your research, I think you did a great job, BUT, I am 'underwhelmed' by these stock purchases when I consider my holdings of this stock ... respectfully and thank you for your research.
    Jan 1 11:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • All The Wrong Reasons: Twitter, BlackBerry [View article]
    AT&T will start to sell the Z30 in February (2014). That is really exciting. With the additional Apps available, this could be the beginning of a wonderful relationship.
    Dec 29 09:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Messenger sees healthy iOS downloads, Asian usage [View news story]
    Not enough 'transparency' with this company. The news you discuss in this article is very encouraging and positive, but things in the USA are unclear. What is going on in that country?
    Dec 29 09:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • All The Wrong Reasons: Twitter, BlackBerry [View article]
    Thanks for having the foresight not to be a lemming following the Pied Piper's of doom and gloom. What a refreshing article. Finally someone not 'ganging up' on BB. You 'bullies' must be choking on these words: " Avoid Twitter around $70, and consider BlackBerry". ......., I think your comments will be greatly appreciated by a 'battered' pro- BB audience. The 'wolf-pack' mentality has finally been exposed. A crack by the media who think they are being 'cool' or 'trendy' when they laugh at BB. Thank you and thanks John Chen for finally lifting your fists and fighting like a man (vs. the BB wooses of the past)
    Dec 27 08:09 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Is Becoming A Fringe Smartphone Player [View article]
    Your obviously avoiding the hundreds of comments on this board and other boards that RAVE about the z30. Your comments thus seem irrelevant, and lacking integrity.
    Dec 27 09:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment