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  • BlackBerry's Foxconn Partnership - A Match Made In Heaven Or Hell? [View article]
    Good analogy, we can probably agree it takes more than making a product consumers like to be a success....marketing is vital, and a BOG that doesn't provide more entertainment than a daily soap opera (that failed fairfax deal was unreal).
    Jan 2, 2014. 06:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Foxconn Partnership - A Match Made In Heaven Or Hell? [View article]
    re: Those analysts?

    Yep, same analysts, who are also the same ones who predicted their demise in 2011, 2012 too, 3 years of being wrong yet we should value their opinion now? Now they downsized 40% and have gone through the difficult transition phases to bb10, yet we should believe they will be right now...good luck.

    Yeah I'm long and down now, but being long means i am not selling in the short term, I thought bb10 would progress just like iOS and Android in their first year, (its a little ahead of where they were after year 1) and my long 3 year investment horizon is on track (Prem Watsa often has 3-5 yr horizons too fyi).

    Cant wait to see a mature bb10 go up against ancient 10 year old Android and iOS, they're already bloatware today, everyone knows they haven't improved in the past 2 years...and good luck securing 3-4million lines of code.

    Hard to catch a falling knife but I'm fine with missing rock bottom, being a long term investor its a lot easier on the nerves.
    Jan 2, 2014. 05:49 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Foxconn Partnership - A Match Made In Heaven Or Hell? [View article]
    Competition gives Foxcomm more leverage with Apple who can currently squeeze every penny out of them. Same argument for US carriers, not sure if they learned anything from being squeezed by apple though.
    Jan 2, 2014. 05:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Foxconn Partnership - A Match Made In Heaven Or Hell? [View article]
    Gee, I've only heard that every week in the media 'reports' and peanut gallery of commentors for the past 3 years, we should believe you now though based on this credible track record?
    Jan 2, 2014. 05:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Foxconn Partnership - A Match Made In Heaven Or Hell? [View article]
    People who own bb10 phones typically like them more than iphone and galaxy owners, cnet.com consumer ratings rate bb10 phones highest. They just need to market/advertise now, remember bb10 is less than a year old, give them some time.
    Jan 2, 2014. 09:23 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Foxconn Partnership - A Match Made In Heaven Or Hell? [View article]
    you hit the nail on the head.....the shorts made a pile of cash, time to move onto some other poor sap, the analysts are bozos, I feel sorry for anyone investing their life savings off their 'advice', they couldn't predict yesterdays weather.
    Jan 2, 2014. 09:12 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Foxconn Partnership - A Match Made In Heaven Or Hell? [View article]
    re: How will cheap Foxconn smartphones target BBRY's enterprise users

    Yes they are staring with cheap phones for asia, Foxconn is quite capable of making enterprise grade level smartphones should they choose to, do you really think they partnered up to produce 1 low end phone for 5 years?
    Jan 2, 2014. 09:08 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • All The Wrong Reasons: Twitter, BlackBerry [View article]
    'Declining' with 40 million new bbm subscribes over the last 2 months? How many new subscribers did twiiter achieve in the last 2 months?
    Jan 1, 2014. 02:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lazaridis Cuts BlackBerry Stake - Company To Transition Back To The Black? [View article]
    for starters he eliminated a lot of misconceptions, stating they are the mdm market leaders by a landslide and well financed, this was a great move that showed corporate IT managers they are a great product to choose, Heins let the peanut gallery stir up a lot of misinformation and did not address it like Chen is, I hope he keeps calling out the naysayers preposterous statements, loved the 'our death was greatly exaggerated' rebuttal.
    Jan 1, 2014. 02:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lazaridis Cuts BlackBerry Stake - Company To Transition Back To The Black? [View article]
    it will happen slow and steady, most corporations takes years to transition, most are likely ready for an upgrade now, especially in light of the byod movement of the past 1-2 years they are being pressured to act sooner rather than later.
    Jan 1, 2014. 02:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lazaridis Cuts BlackBerry Stake - Company To Transition Back To The Black? [View article]
    agreed, its hard to buy a bb10 phone, you have to fight sales staff pushing apple and sansung ! as long as the 20 something airheads are the front line sales staff bb10 has an uphill battle, personnaly i'ld rather distance myself from them and use anything they are not, but i've got to admit they can influence most consumers.
    Jan 1, 2014. 01:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Could Move BlackBerry Shares Higher? [View article]
    Hopefully the big US carriers are being nickel and dimed to death by Apple and some competition takes advantage of their mistakes.
    Dec 30, 2013. 08:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Shareholders Cheer Up, It Will Get Worse [View article]
    re: Notwithstanding, the damage done to the brand is substantial

    Agreed. But the 40 million bbm downloads indicated that damage is not nearly as bad as us westerners believe.
    Dec 30, 2013. 07:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Is Becoming A Fringe Smartphone Player [View article]
    re: Company is giving up on launch of two new BB10 Smartphone models

    They've released 4-5 phones in 2013 and have another coming in a couple months.....no one else has ever released so many entirely new phones in such a short period.

    re: BBM Messaging is just one amongst many messaging applications

    Yes, there are many messaging apps, but only 1 signed up 40 million new users in the last 2 months.
    Dec 30, 2013. 07:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 3 Barriers To BlackBerry's Success [View article]
    are you challenging his assertion that it ranks high by consumers or just taking a cheap shot ie. '....it doesn't sell well, all the cool kids have another phone'
    Dec 30, 2013. 07:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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