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  • BlackBerry: An Android Phone Won't Move The Needle (And Why I'm Still Bullish) [View article]
    @bobmorgan
    I did argue your post...I basically said look who's calling the kettle black.

    For fun I will comment on your post.

    All you did was criticize the person who wrote it and quote irrelevant information that the same author had said, that many people at the time might have also agreed with. Wrt Gartner's credibility, which IMO the author did a good job pointing out some problems and you disagree, what a surprise.
    Jun 17, 2015. 11:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: An Android Phone Won't Move The Needle (And Why I'm Still Bullish) [View article]
    "it is an unfactual whine by someone who loves him some Blackberrys"

    LOL you'd be spot on if this read "all of my posts are an unfactual whine by someone who hates him some Blackberries" ;-)
    Jun 17, 2015. 10:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: An Android Phone Won't Move The Needle (And Why I'm Still Bullish) [View article]
    Yup Gartner is well respected ;-)

    http://bit.ly/1ekfta6
    Jun 16, 2015. 09:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: An Android Phone Won't Move The Needle (And Why I'm Still Bullish) [View article]
    How do layoffs in a quarter help the bottom line? It's my understanding that when layoffs occur, there are usually quite large severance packages which would temporarily spike the cost of employees causing extra costs during the quarter.
    Jun 16, 2015. 05:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: An Android Phone Won't Move The Needle (And Why I'm Still Bullish) [View article]
    @kia, you assume way too much. Do you know how these players have secured android? Do you know how to find out? What makes you think BBRY cannot do an equivalent or better job? Do you know anything about the relationship that BBRY has with Google or Samsung?
    Jun 15, 2015. 08:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: An Android Phone Won't Move The Needle (And Why I'm Still Bullish) [View article]
    @kia how do you know that BBRY hasn't already "secured" android?
    Jun 15, 2015. 07:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Internet Of Things Headache [View article]
    "Blackberry's inability to monetize their purchase of QNX, the company, is related to the fact that a lot of QNX, the software, was distributed open source."
    "A lot of QNX software was distributed under open source licenses which the user wouldn't have had to pay for at all."

    @bwsf, why do you continue to post this? This is simply not true.

    Do you know how much QNX contributes in s/w sales now vs. 5 years ago when BBRY acquired it? I didn't think so...
    Jun 12, 2015. 11:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Internet Of Things Headache [View article]
    BBRY is not giving up on the device segment, if they had used your imaginary design, then they would already be dead.
    Jun 11, 2015. 04:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Internet Of Things Headache [View article]
    @bwsf, You cannot get the latest QNX OS as open source(their open community license was QNX 6.3). No automotive companies are modifying and maintaining the QNX OS themselves. BlackBerry owns QNX, how does this have nothing to do with BlackBerry?
    Jun 11, 2015. 04:32 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Manulife: Cream Of The Crop In Canadian Finance [View article]
    Thanks for the excellent analysis. I've been trading MFC for over 10 years and it's been nothing but $$$, minus the blip when they halved their dividend, but I was lucky and had gotten out of everything in Nov. 08, but then jumped back in at their low of around $10 in Feb 09 and have been buying on dips to this range ever since. I'm expecting it to soar...eventually ;-)
    Jun 3, 2015. 12:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Not Your Mother's Device Company Any Longer [View article]
    AKIA. Agreed, and now the primary focus of QNX is IOT. QNX was able to dominate the automobile industry and if they can do the same with IOT, the potentials are tenfold. If/when this happens, then there will be a lot more meat with that gravy...and many of the longs are banking on this.
    May 16, 2015. 08:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Not Your Mother's Device Company Any Longer [View article]
    Sure, you simply provided a link to their open community license != open source. During their open community "experiment" under the previous owners, Harmon Kardon, this license was available, but no longer is.
    May 16, 2015. 08:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Not Your Mother's Device Company Any Longer [View article]
    @bwsf and KIA LOL, you guys will spin it your way every time.

    Read it and you will understand, simply looking at link titles and headlines rarely gives you the full picture.

    The QNX Momentics® Development Tools (Momentics Tools), QNX Neutrino® RTOS (Neutrino RTOS), and certain optional QNX Aviage™ middleware software (collectively, the QNX Development Suite) contain contributions licensed under open source license agreements. The QNX License Guide-http://bit.ly/1PnH3U2

    And if you go into the details you will see that only specific components are open source, like gcc, binutils, Dalvik VM, etc... These are just packaged up with the QNX product offerings. They maintain the IP on their own code.

    Read the following section in the link above and pay particular attention to sections A and B.

    3.2 Engagement Models & Licensing Considerations
    The QNX Product Portfolio integrates a variety of QSS proprietary, open source and third party technologies in order to deliver a broad range of capabilities to embedded developers. In order to develop and ship devices that offer such functionality it is necessary to understand the various technology and content stakeholders and how to obtain the requisite intellectual property license rights. This can be a complicated picture. It will depend on a number of factors, including the hardware platform to be used, the device’s desired capabilities, its intended use(s) and the markets in which the device is to be manufactured, distributed and sold....
    May 15, 2015. 09:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Not Your Mother's Device Company Any Longer [View article]
    QNX never had an open-source license. At one time(2004?) it was free to obtain and use, but you had to enter a license agreement to actually put it in any commercial products.

    http://bit.ly/1zhRBtq
    May 14, 2015. 11:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Push In India Will Help Stop Smartphone Bleeding [View article]
    Here's a link to a reprint of the article Zack posted above, but the comments are more entertaining ;-)
    http://bit.ly/1Kdi5Qk
    May 5, 2015. 11:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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