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What will we see tmorrow?
RIM announces their Q1 Earnings tomorrow and although i know were bound to see a ton more negative media articles does anyone know what else we might see? BB10 release date? Hardware progress? Findings from the strategic review?
- 06-27-2012, 06:46 PM #4
We just got a bridge update. They will be announcing that BB10 is being released to the PB and the phone is available for purchase.
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06-27-2012, 07:45 PM #7
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I'll go out on a limb and say they sold 9 million phones, took a $200 million dollar write down on inventory and grew subs to 78 million ....... and, finally, they grew Enterprise Services by 5%!
All of these numbers including a $ .03/shr EPS will move the stock higher. Governments around the world approved BBs for purchase and they are selling out in China and opening stores everywhere else. I see the report as a positive and the general market will too.
Remember, they are pricing Management Stock Options too, so there won't be that much good news until the AGM in July 10 2012. GL
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06-27-2012, 08:42 PM #10
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Not the right time...
Right after Google unveiled their new tablet and latest dessert (JellyBean), RIM will probably share very negative news. it just makes RIM look that much worse. It is taking too long, I'm afraid RIM can't bring anything exciting with BB10 that iOS 6 or Windows 8 or JellyBean can't offer.
I read a lot of people just wishing RIM would take the time to come out with a strong OS but they are taking WAY too long. JellyBean has a neat predictive keyboard (probably took the idea from BB10), not sure RIM will wow anyone by the time BB10 is out (if it even see the daylight).
I can't see RIM path forward with their hardware division. I think they will be reduced to a software only company and probably not even a full OS but only a messaging management service.
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06-27-2012, 09:12 PM #11
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No new handsets release in almost a year now, but a lot of government upgrades this quarter, 8 million handsets "shipped", 350k playbooks "shipped" revenues of 3.5 billion, loss of 180 million, more layoffs, BB10 firm guidance, no guidance on next qrts sales, subscriber base up 1.5 million.
You heard it hear first...
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06-27-2012, 09:38 PM #13
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What I really care about is cash. It's the blood that they need to keep going until the release of the BB 10 devices. It would be good if they can either grow or keep their user base. I really don't care about Playbook sales. The device is a year old and in no way is it going to change things for them.
- 06-28-2012, 01:48 AM #14
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06-28-2012, 02:46 AM #15
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- 06-28-2012, 06:46 AM #16
- 06-28-2012, 07:58 AM #19
This is going to be a very bad day for RIM. Stock is trading just over $9 a share as of close yesterday, and I think we can expect a 20% loss for the day or so. They are going to announce more inventory write-downs, they are going to provide more guidance on layoffs, and they are going to reveal little if anything related to BB10. This is the last huge piece of bad news they have to weather before BB10, so lets hope they take it, and then announce strategic partnerships AFTER, in the coming days/weeks, to give some buzz related to BB10.
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06-28-2012, 08:12 AM #20
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People are buying playbooks because they're discounted and cheap enough for people to own a tablet to do a few things (surf, watch movies, etc). I know plenty of people who've purchased one just because of it's price and they know nothing about BB10 and future RIM phones (and in some instances don't care, as they have iPhone/Android devices).
The Playbook is dead. RIM is simply getting rid of them and were/are wisely using PB owners as beta testers for QNX as a stepping stone to BB10.
- 06-28-2012, 08:17 AM #21Ballin with Blackberry Z10 OS 10.1.0.2354 and
Blackberry Playbook y0!!
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- 06-28-2012, 08:24 AM #22
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06-28-2012, 08:31 AM #23
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I expect to see the usual bad news, right downs, layoff information, along with the requisite promise that something good will happen sometime in the future. Then I expect to see the stock prices fall further; along with the same negative stories in the media being regurgitated yet again.
This will then be followed by the usual suspects on Crackberry, including some of the staff, "reporting" and commenting that the earnings report was the best thing to have come out from RIM in a long time; that RIM will bounce back, that BB10 is going to blow the iPad out of the market ; and that any of the bad news stories and stock price drop is in actuality a conspiracy on the part of the media to destroy RIM.
This will then be followed by arguments on these forums along with the requisite duplicate threads. In short, it will be just another usual day in the world of BlackBerry.To RIM haters - Why dont you go find a parade and rain on it.
- 06-28-2012, 09:10 AM #25
Yes you are correct on both accounts. I have not heard definitively if the 10" tablet will appear or not, the prototypes are out there and carriers are evaluating. The 4G 7" tablet with NFC and dual 1.5GHZ processors is the one I am talking about.