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  • BlackBerry's Venice Android phone reportedly launching in November [View news story]
    It's not BlackBerry 10 or dual boot :(
    Aug 19, 2015. 04:42 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Must Fall Another 25% To Become Attractive Again [View article]
    Back up the truck ;)
    Jul 8, 2015. 05:05 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Avoid The Treadmill [View article]
    @max,

    I live and work in Toronto Financial district and I see a lot of BlackBerry 10 devices, I also see there are 5 more other guys phones per and worse as it leaves towards the burbs. I know those who own them love them those that don't like them find them hard to understand except the messaging.

    I invest in BlackBerry because I love it's products like BES and BlackBerry 10 and their future vision for IoT. I am Canadian and a lot of jobs have been lost in my back yard so this portion of my portfolio is for supporting a phone and Company I love and that has added so much to our community. Is that okay for you? I just became under water in BlackBerry and I am still up 9% on the year.
    Jun 28, 2015. 04:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Avoid The Treadmill [View article]
    @Denis,

    Fifty Shades of grey was written on a Bold, Drake wrote his first hit with a BlackBerry and many other artists and author's. Biggest is best only in Texas ;).

    Ps my son had his Q10 plugged into a monitor using a bluetooth mouse and keyboard, a mini computer. No story here just a fact.
    Jun 25, 2015. 06:41 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Avoid The Treadmill [View article]
    @sf,

    Then they upgrade to the leap if they are price sensitive and love the OS, the others will love the slider.
    Jun 25, 2015. 06:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry +5.4%; Cisco deal inked, software grows rapidly, services slump [View news story]
    @kia,

    Interesting as you touted Cisco with great patents and now this deal. Perhaps BlackBerry IoT is a lot farther along then you've said. Instead of eating. BlackBerry lunch they are going out together to feed on the others.
    Jun 23, 2015. 09:25 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Ask Yourself 2 Questions [View article]
    @Brad,

    BlackBerry has the highest rating iOS does not and BES secures those phones.
    Jun 23, 2015. 08:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Ask Yourself 2 Questions [View article]
    @brad,

    Who secures them? BlackBerry.
    Jun 22, 2015. 08:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Is Cheap, And A Turnaround Doesn't Require A Miracle [View article]
    @toneguru,

    Can't fix that without marketing. Rock in a hard place. They found the consumer by accident last time and the super bowl add proves they don't know the consumer from a branding point of view.

    Right now like it or not they need to strengthen EMM with BES12 and fleet phones. They need to solidify their home turf first and spend the marketing on sales channels supporting the BES12 efforts and sales teams.

    Chen knows he needs something cool for the consumer, slider? Maybe. Ultimate connectivity with QNX beyond media in car 2.1 when using a BlackBerry?

    I guess we'll see what he has planned tomorrow.
    Jun 22, 2015. 07:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Notable earnings before Tuesday’s open [View news story]
    Long BlackBerry
    Jun 22, 2015. 05:32 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Internet Of Things Headache [View article]
    @bwsf and RJ

    +1 RJ
    -1 bwsf
    Jun 21, 2015. 06:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry slides following cautious RBC, Morgan Stanley notes [View news story]
    @denis,

    He actually turned around another company that was a payroll away from bankruptcy as I heard in the Waterloo Board of Trade speech this year.

    You would be correct that you cannot place the bet solely on the CeO and one must listen carefully.

    Have a great weekend
    Jun 20, 2015. 11:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry slides following cautious RBC, Morgan Stanley notes [View news story]
    @bob,

    The thread came to link from today regarding legal issue, you said it has nothing to do with BlackBerry, I responded to the news, at least I address the question which is more than you did.
    Jun 19, 2015. 05:32 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry slides following cautious RBC, Morgan Stanley notes [View news story]
    @hopf,

    He didn't look very comfortable to wear a tee shirt either, I'm shorting right now ;)
    Jun 19, 2015. 03:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry slides following cautious RBC, Morgan Stanley notes [View news story]
    @bob and Apple Legal troubles,

    I guess these legal troubles and one pending in Canada are raising the eyebrows of their CFO. Just as you state asset sales effect earnings I would say the same about legal costs but on the negative side. Bob I am surprised you put emotion into it equally fan boy proportion but use your revenue side of the brain and it is relevant to both Apple and BlackBerry.

    Price fixing is serious but you wouldn't know if from the fines. For BlackBerry the headwinds of those tactics will or have subsided, for Apple it has to have a drag on earnings, by fine and or legal expenses as well as not having the proverbial wind at their back that they benefited from.

    How much of an impact is for us to decide but dismissing it as irrelevant is a mistake.
    Jun 19, 2015. 03:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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