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  • 4 Considerations As Bears Attack BlackBerry Shares [View article]
    Speaking of "maximum pain for the shorts"...would it be possible for Blackberry to 'force' a squeeze by purchasing back some of its own stock? I am well aware that, given that 1/3 of the stock is shorted, there are not too many outstanding shares lying around. However, since these shares are only artificially accounted for (shorted), it makes sense to me that repurchasing would clean up some of this nonsense. Thoughts?
    Apr 16, 2013. 02:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Considerations As Bears Attack BlackBerry Shares [View article]
    This sounds like paranoia fuelled conspiracy theory stuff. Too much over-thinking is self-destructive. It is simple: people who are long Apple and Google do not want competition. Blackberry is threatening competition, so, in order to reactively attempt to 'protect' their investments, people will do what they can to discredit it. All it shows is the inability of these people to be as fluid as the market - these (bearish) people will get left behind.
    Apr 16, 2013. 02:27 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has BlackBerry's Smartphone Business Gotten Dumb? [View article]
    To answer your question, if I may:
    Apple users (such as myself) have decided to use Apple because it WAS the only real option, especially for those of us who have switched from Windows to iMacs in terms of computing. I say it was because, as a former Blackberry user before I switched to iPhone, BB was slow and outdated. Now that there is BB10 I want to switch back as soon as my contract is up. I think the flow of the operating system is truly innovative, and that the market will be flowing into this direction (apple will soon pick up on this). To answer the second part of your question, there is a large portion of us who have no respect to Android and (rightly) perceive it as cheap.
    Apr 15, 2013. 08:55 AM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has BlackBerry's Smartphone Business Gotten Dumb? [View article]
    According to your logic, Blackberry is simultaneously "making progress" and taking "one step forward two steps back". This is a contradiction, sir!
    Apr 15, 2013. 08:55 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry (BBRY +1.6%) clearly isn't a fan of Detwiler Fenton's work. Shortly after responding to a Detwiler report that claimed Z10 returns have begun outpacing sales at some top U.S. retailers by insisting its return rates are normal, the company is asking U.S. and Canadian securities regulators to probe the report, and is accusing Detwiler of refusing to share its report and methodology. Detwiler is no stranger to criticizing BlackBerry. [View news story]
    Finally Blackberry shows some balls. Obviously this is blatant market manipulation. The reality is, is that, unless there are some checks put in place to avoid this, highly volatile stocks like Blackberry are going to be vulnerable.

    I am surprised that people like JEFF JOHNSTON (the analyst who made the report but who is hiding behind the name Detwiler Fenton) are able to continue on like this.

    Yes, Jeff Johnston is the incompetent and dishonest "analyst" who made the false claims.
    Apr 12, 2013. 10:38 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BBRY Has A Couple More Aces In The Hole [View article]
    With the aggressive advertisement campaign Blackberry is currently engaged in the brand awareness will come in due time. As many commentators have noted, it is important for people to actually try the Z10 out to experience the intuitive feel of the OS. Again, this does not happen over night. But a case in point: Kevin O'leary - from Dragon's Den and Shark Tank - (who was recent critic of Blackberry) dumped his iPhone for the Z10 saying "I only have the best".
    Once the Q10 is released that huge sector of the market will begin to buy in. The rationale for releasing the Z10 first is that it will provide more time to build up the brand image and to reestablish itself in the perceptual filters of the consumer. And then expect market share to exponentially rise.
    Apr 1, 2013. 05:17 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Essential U.S. Launch Is Disappointing [View article]
    This article is disappointing.
    Mar 28, 2013. 09:28 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Z10: Zero Sold On Friday, But None Left On Sunday [View article]
    Today people are much more media savvy and educated about the manipulative effects of advertising (media awareness). Now that the consumer is also a producer ('prosumer') we are able to speak back, a rather than sit passively by and accept the information we are told/sold. We are able to see through manipulative tricks of corporate interest.
    *It is clear that the large firms have a huge interest in Apple and Google and want to do everything they can to diminish the impact of a serious threat. The same people who have this interest own the means of mediation. This is why there is an orchestrated effort to systematically diminish the BB10. However, we are able to see this manipulation for what it is, and see through it. We realize that there is a changing of the guard, and that the BB10 is here to stay and flourish. The short squeeze is upon us.
    Mar 25, 2013. 10:21 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Shorts Have Little To Gain, Much To Lose [View article]
    Jaberwock, can you say more about what kind of financial model you are speaking of? E.g., what tests will it presuppose as its basis? Thanks
    Feb 28, 2013. 05:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Shorts Have Little To Gain, Much To Lose [View article]
    Excellent analysis, Jaberwock. Reading your comments, you consistently have had something valuable to add to these overwhelmingly short-interested negative articles. I am glad people can see through the nonsense (see: Vlad Deshkovich' blunder) to the more enlightened and reasoned-out analyses. Blackberry is a very healthy long, and I am glad to see you point this out in such an articulate way.
    Feb 27, 2013. 01:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment