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  • BlackBerry Q4 2013 Earnings Review: Bullish Or Bearish? [View article]
    While the decrease in subs is concerning, I think that will stabilize as the Z10 continues roll out and the market becomes more saturated with marketing and positive reviews, leading to increase subs.

    Plus, you will see prices start to decrease and the general public becoming more willing to make the leap to the Z10...the high introductory price, while clearly helping margins and leading to profitability, has been ignored by hard core BB users and those former BB users who were anxiously waiting for a fully functional touch device.

    Now the real battle begins for sales and acceptance in the market....all indications is that BB will continue to see modest gains in subs and a consistent profit increase, likely leading to a even high balance sheet after Q1. Long on BB is the right play.
    Mar 28 01:23 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Has Taken A Licking, But Will Keep On Ticking [View article]
    BB did not have to allow AT&T be the first to launch....it seems it would have been better for BB if they would have let all carriers launch on the same day and compete for sales. AT&T dropped the ball and BB's competitors have taken advantage of it to claim the U.S. launch is a "dud."
    Mar 27 01:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Has Taken A Licking, But Will Keep On Ticking [View article]
    Mr. Dan, I commend you on your commitment and loyalty to a great company with a history of accomplishments and even brighter future. I agree with your assessment and wish I were able to match your sizable investment...as a matter of fact I have never purchased a stock in my life and recently made the decision that BB will be my first foray into the stock market.

    I feel confident in the long term success of BB and the vision articulated by Thorsten Heins....and I am willing to put my hard earned money into that vision. I hope my trust is rewarded.
    Mar 26 12:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wireless hardware distributor Brightstar was the company that placed an order for 1M BB10 (BBRY -3.6%) phones, Detwiler Fentor reports and AllThingsD confirms. Detwiler notes Verizon relies on Brightstar to handle "big-box retail and dealer agent channels," and thinks the order indicates Verizon is trying to mitigate inventory risk by having a distributor handle sales. [View news story]
    It is quite apparent Brightstar is used by all major companies as a distributor for their phones around the world.
    Mar 25 02:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wireless hardware distributor Brightstar was the company that placed an order for 1M BB10 (BBRY -3.6%) phones, Detwiler Fentor reports and AllThingsD confirms. Detwiler notes Verizon relies on Brightstar to handle "big-box retail and dealer agent channels," and thinks the order indicates Verizon is trying to mitigate inventory risk by having a distributor handle sales. [View news story]
    Let me get this straight gstanden....you believe Brightstar made a one million order purchase from BB because they believed they couldn't move those phones through their retail chains? You are so OBVIOUSLY a short that that you should be ashamed of yourself for posting that kind of drivel in public.
    Mar 25 02:43 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Z Is For Zero [View article]
    WSJ really did in the stock yesterday...by visiting THREE stores and making their determination that the entire launch was a dud...amazing incompetency by someone there, do they even have an editor?

    However, the real culprit here is AT&T...they virtually did NO promotion of the Z10 inside the store and NO marketing of the Z10 launch. I was signed up for email alerts on At&t's z10 website, I seriously received the very FIRST email about the launch yesterday at 530PM...unbelievable incompetency. Why did At&t even want to launch the Z10 if they were going to give no effort to it?

    I put partial blame on BB....they have to do a better job of negotiating contracts that require better promotion by their distributors. Their ground game was sub-par, but what At&t did or I should say didn't do yesterday HURTS BB's re-branding efforts....this is a company that can ill afford an effort like yesterday if they want to regain credibility in the U.S. anytime soon.
    Mar 23 01:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Has Taken A Licking, But Will Keep On Ticking [View article]
    Thanks for the link....that is an intriguing comment from Mr. Anderson. But will that mentality filter down to their store representatives? Maybe over time, but initially I doubt it.
    Mar 23 01:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Has Taken A Licking, But Will Keep On Ticking [View article]
    I agree with those comments but why didn't BB demand more promotional/marketing effort from At&T? BB has a obligation to negotiate contracts that benefit the sale of their product....but what AT&T did or I should say didn't do preceding the z10 launch actually HURT BB's efforts to re-brand itself...the media (WSJ in particular) is essentially reporting "We told you so....same old BB, nobody wants it." BB has to bear some of the blame for this abysmal effort from At&t.
    Mar 23 01:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Has Taken A Licking, But Will Keep On Ticking [View article]
    Sir, you are so poorly uninformed that I seriously question your motives regarding the constant negative comments about BB. For a first generation OS, I am very impressed with every aspect of the QNX based platform.

    BB has already pushed out one OS update to fix many of the issues you have listed and are in the process of sending another update soon. This company for the first time in years IS listening to their customers and responding in a timely manner to those issues. I expect by the time four additional devices are launched by the end of the year, that the BB10 Os will be the most superior platform in the entire tech industry.
    Mar 23 12:54 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Has Taken A Licking, But Will Keep On Ticking [View article]
    I think what is missing in George's otherwise excellent article, is the mystifying lack of support from AT&T for the launch of the Z10. Their has been virtually zero promotion of the Z10 in or outside stores....there are reports that some sales agents did not even know the Z10 was available yesterday. Other potential Z10 customers reported when they entered store and asked for the phone, they would be led to the back of the store and shown a non-working demo phone and then pressured into a iphone.

    It is astounding to me that At&t is heavily promoting the iphone with displays in their stores and with ads during the NCAA tournament but they have not promoted the Z10 launch date. I personally was signed up for e-mail alerts from At&t on their z10 website....I literally received my FIRST email about the Z10 yesterday at 530pm. Seriously At&t? Talk about a complete lack of support of a product in your store.

    The question is why has At&t chosen to completely ignore the z10, not give adequate training to staff on the z10, virtually no promotion inside many stores, and NO marketing about when it was launching? At&t is primarily responsible for the lack of enthusiasm for the Z10 yesterday.....why did they even want to be the first to launch if they were going to undermine the product launch? I'd be infuriated with them if I were BB.
    Mar 23 12:45 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A touch-only successor to the BlackBerry Z10 (BBRY +13.9%) will launch in 2H, and Sprint (S) will carry it, AllThingsD's Ina Fried reports. Sprint is expected to begin selling the QWERTY-sporting Q10 around mid-year. [View news story]
    The article you are citing says that the Z10 WILL NOT be available on Sprint but another all-touch device from BB in the 2nd half of the year....that the Q10 will be available mid-year. FYI.

    http://dthin.gs/Y6pxEc

    I too think it interesting that Sprint's CEO stated just a few weeks earlier that they would ONLY carry the Q10 and now this news. I suspect that Sprint customers were upset with the news that the Z10 would be unavailable on their network and registered their complaints with Sprint....and they have relented, but how many fervent BB users will not wait until the end of the year to get a near Z10 device?

    I think many Sprint customers will bolt for the Z10 to other carriers regardless of this news...especially if sales and reviews are strong for the Z10 in the U.S. as they have been around the world.
    Mar 11 05:20 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Some Signs BlackBerry May Be Back [View article]
    I just want factual articles about whatever issue the reporter is writing...no bias or spin...it seems Mr. Deshkovich has accomplished that with this article. Thank you for the good information.
    Mar 7 03:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Nokia Doing A Good Job Marketing The Lumia 920? [View article]
    I am American...maybe you haven't heard but BB is the middle of a global release of their new BB10os on the Z10 phone. All of the tech media via the mainstream press has been reporting on it with great fan fare. There are multiple articles on this website about it if you want to get caught up.
    Mar 4 07:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Thorsten Heins: What Does He Know? [View article]
    The new BB os will eventually be a hub for Tv's, radios, gaming consoles, appliances, security systems, cars, laptops, computers, and other electronics. The QNX based os is cutting edge technology.
    Mar 2 06:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Nokia Doing A Good Job Marketing The Lumia 920? [View article]
    I owned multiple Nokia devices in the past, but have moved on to other devices. The issue seems to be they just are rarely heard from any more....the lack of buzz of their new phones doesn't help.

    All of the cell phone buzz these days is centered around the three headed Titans of Apple, Samsung, and Blackberry...with the occasional blurb of a Windows based phone. I'd like to see Nokia get back in the discussion and be a player that brings more competition into a competitive market.
    Mar 2 06:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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