View Poll Results: Did you buy shares ?

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  • Yes, I'm acting now !

    693 62.66%
  • No

    413 37.34%
  1. OMGitworks's Avatar
    Yay...buying opportunity. Seriously, I am buying more right now.
    Buy HALO!!! sorry...

    PS Can you tell I am stuck in a hotel waiting for the car service? Too many posts, but luckily for me and esp. for you all, the car is here. Have a great weekend everybody!
    09-20-13 10:10 AM
  2. morganplus8's Avatar
    I was commenting on the picture, not the overall demand. In that picture, it clearly looked like they were preparing for me people.
    CJ!!

    You seem to feeding the trolls here my friend! You know, "I'm here because I own the stock but I'm so afraid they will fail that I might have to cut my wrists". "Oh, here is a nice picture of our friend, Apple".

    Then there are the articles they fail to post:

    Former Liverpool Lord Mayor Eddie Clein: Poor people find money for iPhones and go to food banks for meals | Mail OnlinePoor-people-money-iPhones-food-banks-meals.html

    Just laughable.
    09-20-13 10:11 AM
  3. cjcampbell's Avatar
    Yay...buying opportunity. Seriously, I am buying more right now.
    Is that also you on DND? haha. Now why couldn't BBRY correct itself like that after the big sell off?
    sidhuk and plasmid_boy like this.
    09-20-13 10:11 AM
  4. plasmid_boy's Avatar
    +1000000. This is why I think BBM will have a very hard time getting any significant # of iphone users to jump ship to BBM. I hope it happens for BBRY's sake, but I have serious doubts.
    Well, BB just need to make something that works and cool. BBM embodies all that. (did you see that Indian music video?) LOL
    bungaboy, sidhuk and Randeman like this.
    09-20-13 10:11 AM
  5. bungaboy's Avatar
    To be fair, some of those people might be upgrading from dumb phones or much older iPhones, so might be a huge improvement for them. Most iPhone user will be happy with the upgrade to iOS7. Most iPhone users I know periodically come to me asking for help with their phones. The previous iterations are still too complicated for them, so they are not really looking for anything innovative. They just want something that works and perceived as cool.
    My observation is that the iPhone crowd has become a group of people that don't know and don't care about technology, but that's ok.
    I upgraded my iPhone 4s last night. After seeing the Tonka Toy UI I shut it off and put it back in the drawer. I will take it out on Sunday to install BBM on it. And play a bit to see how it works.
    09-20-13 10:14 AM
  6. cjcampbell's Avatar
    CJ!!

    You seem to feeding the trolls here my friend! You know, "I'm here because I own the stock but I'm so afraid they will fail that I might have to cut my wrists". "Oh, here is a nice picture of our friend, Apple".

    Then there are the articles they fail to post:

    Former Liverpool Lord Mayor Eddie Clein: Poor people find money for iPhones and go to food banks for meals | Mail OnlinePoor-people-money-iPhones-food-banks-meals.html

    Just laughable.
    You're right.. I ought to know better.
    09-20-13 10:15 AM
  7. fin2007's Avatar
    To be fair, some of those people might be upgrading from dumb phones or much older iPhones, so might be a huge improvement for them. Most iPhone user will be happy with the upgrade to iOS7. Most iPhone users I know periodically come to me asking for help with their phones. The previous iterations are still too complicated for them, so they are not really looking for anything innovative. They just want something that works and perceived as cool.
    My observation is that the iPhone crowd has become a group of people that don't know and don't care about technology, but that's ok.
    LOL.

    iphone users do not technology??? That is bb phone is such a failure guess.

    Live in bay area here, pretty much everyone owns iphone from the people in Apple, ebay, yahoo, oracle, HP, Salesforce.com, even google.
    09-20-13 10:17 AM
  8. plasmid_boy's Avatar
    Buy HALO!!! sorry...

    PS Can you tell I am stuck in a hotel waiting for the car service? Too many posts, but luckily for me and esp. for you all, the car is here. Have a great weekend everybody!
    I already did, even before you did
    09-20-13 10:17 AM
  9. plasmid_boy's Avatar
    LOL.

    iphone users do not technology??? That is bb phone is such a failure guess.

    Live in bay area here, pretty much everyone owns iphone from the people in Apple, ebay, yahoo, oracle, HP, Salesforce.com, even google.
    I said, MY observations and my circle of people. Moreover, people working for Apple, ebay, yahoo, etc doesn't necessary mean that they know or care about technology. There are about 10,000 people working here (a medical school), I would say less than a few hundred knows the medicine that they take (even most doctors don't know).

    Edit: do you know technology? Tell me what kind of technology (both hardware and software) in the newest iPhone 5S that are more technologically advanced than BB's newest phone Z30.
    sidhuk, Randeman and bungaboy like this.
    09-20-13 10:22 AM
  10. cjcampbell's Avatar
    I already did, even before you did
    Based on history, you better sell before he does too.. then buy back in... hahaha
    plasmid_boy and sidhuk like this.
    09-20-13 10:25 AM
  11. ibpluto's Avatar
    Jebus, thats a lot of people waiting in line to get their finger prints scanned!

    Why would anyone in their right mind wait in such a long line to get a phone that is only incrementally improved over even two generations ago?

    Even when Z10 came out, and my ol' 9810 was hanging on, I still waited a week or so .... and it's not like there are lines for BB's

    This really speaks to the idiocy of a large percentage of the worlds population.
    sidhuk and bungaboy like this.
    09-20-13 10:26 AM
  12. greyw0lf01's Avatar
    For a marginal increase the A7 chip is only bested in some categories by the new Intel Bay Trail (announced last week) designed for tablets.

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    Morgan, can you comment?
    09-20-13 10:26 AM
  13. morganplus8's Avatar
    Sssshhhh. Morgan, be very very quiet. Don't want to make Super spill his wine that he's bottling.
    Spent all day yesterday polishing my trigger. Finally pulled it this morning. Now, I'm wearing my Halo.

    Go BlackBerry! Gotta throw him off the scent.

    Thanks Morgan. I'll owe ya.
    Randeman!!!

    We both know that Superfly is your typical Frenchman, right about now he is on his third glass of wine and second baguette, probably some fine cheese too, so we can begin a countdown to his evening nap and get a chart of HALO out there for all to see. I just sold the rest of my ACAD and will be buying a lot more HALO in the next couple of days. GO BLACKBERRY!!!!
    09-20-13 10:28 AM
  14. bigbadben10's Avatar
    [OT]
    Ok guys, I'm out for today (and probably most of the weekend) going to Chinon (West of France) to fill some (*ahum*, many ) bottles with local wine. Have a nice time, stay cool and enjoy all the brightness of the Z30 !
    cheers,
    SF
    Thanks for sharing your Chinon with Michelle and I. Enjoy your trip Antoine. Salut. Ben

    Posted via CB10
    09-20-13 10:30 AM
  15. jhowe204's Avatar
    Yay...buying opportunity. Seriously, I am buying more right now.
    Thanks you made it go up 1 percentile!

    It ain't EZ being BB
    plasmid_boy, sidhuk and bungaboy like this.
    09-20-13 10:32 AM
  16. sidhuk's Avatar
    I said, MY observations and my circle of people. Moreover, people working for Apple, ebay, yahoo, etc doesn't necessary mean that they know or care about technology. There are about 10,000 people working here (a medical school), I would say less than a few hundred knows the medicine that they take (even most doctors don't know).
    Thats so true about doctors, i am so glad that I just walked out of it at one point and didnt pursue. Some of my friends did become doctors. Most of them socially struggling to hold a nice conversation. Only few gifted ones can navigate back and forth from different hats but the college laws and regulations just too narrow minded.
    Like Dr. David Derry once said," If you listen closely to your patient, they will tell you what is wrong. And if you listen even more closely, they will tell you the cure".
    The above quote is so true not only in medicine but also majority situations in life. Even in stock buying. But very few people out there who have the skills to Liston "closely". Most just follow the trend and there is nothing wrong with that as long it works for them IMO.
    09-20-13 10:38 AM
  17. Randeman's Avatar
    I agree these are all potential customers!

    The important question is how quicly adoption takes place for BBM downloads. If i've got BBM and my buddies don't or are slow to load it, then i'll just default back to what i was using before. That's one of the reasons why whatsapp doesn't get as much love from me anymore. Everthing else is easy because they either have iMessage, Hangouts or SMS.

    I think BBRY could really kill it if they were able to convince more OEM's to pre-load it like that Indian Android maker. It would be even better if there was a way to make it the default messenger so instead of potential users, they would be actual users.
    I agree. This is only the start. However, the potential is mind-boggling. We need the downloads, we need the numbers, we need BlackBerry to follow thru with the entire BBM experience, including Channels. With the first few items, Channels is the key. Why, I even almost bought myself a Keurig coffee maker 'cause I saw it advertised on the Canada Deals channel on my Z10. The wife shot it down because I made the mistake of checking with her first. So, if I almost did that, think of the potental billions out there that don't have a wife to shoot down their spur-of-the-moment urges! The advertisers will go crazy, assuming everything lines-up and BlackBerry produces. I see Channels and BBMx as the single most important decision BlackBerry has made in a long time.

    I'm holding all of my BB shares thru ER. If, as some people are allowing for, the SP drops, I'll be in there pulling the trigger big time.
    Jahcure, sidhuk, bungaboy and 1 others like this.
    09-20-13 10:39 AM
  18. BlackistheBerry's Avatar
    I upgraded my iPhone 4s last night. After seeing the Tonka Toy UI I shut it off and put it back in the drawer. I will take it out on Sunday to install BBM on it. And play a bit to see how it works.
    Exactly my thoughts when I updated the ipad.
    If my phone got that look, I would seriously consider switching, no matter how functional it is.

    Fortunately for me, the ipad belongs to my 3 year old.
    I think he will like it.
    09-20-13 10:43 AM
  19. cjcampbell's Avatar
    Well they updated BB Bridge so that BBM is now accessible. Too bad Channels doesn't cross over too.
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    09-20-13 10:44 AM
  20. Randeman's Avatar
    Randeman!!!

    We both know that Superfly is your typical Frenchman, right about now he is on his third glass of wine and second baguette, probably some fine cheese too, so we can begin a countdown to his evening nap and get a chart of HALO out there for all to see. I just sold the rest of my ACAD and will be buying a lot more HALO in the next couple of days. GO BLACKBERRY!!!!
    I'm resting now. I can't pull that trigger as often or as quickly as before, but, at least there aren't as many misfires.
    I'll probably go hunting later this afternoon for more. Next week, I might try on a new Acad jacket and a couple Halo's.

    Go BlackBerry!!
    09-20-13 10:46 AM
  21. Mikhou's Avatar
    Especially a phone that is marginally better then its predecessor.

    iSheep pretty much sums that up.
    09-20-13 10:46 AM
  22. leafs123's Avatar
    So a red day brings some out of hiding...got it.
    09-20-13 10:53 AM
  23. bungaboy's Avatar
    Nice touch BB!

    Just got an update notification for BlackBerry Bridge.
    "This new version will allow you to BBM text chat on the PlayBook when Bridged with a BlackBerry 10 smartphone"
    Version: 3.2.0.8
    09-20-13 10:53 AM
  24. plasmid_boy's Avatar
    Most of them socially struggling to hold a nice conversation.
    This applies to me too. I work more than 10 hours a day in the lab, lecture hall, conferences, etc. I don't get to talk to 'normal' people often enough. Holding a nice conversation with people outside my field is hard for me. So, on the weekends I would walk around my neighborhood and greet people "yo, what hanging dude?" They looked at me strangely because they knew that I am a professor (stereotyping). But when the chitchat starts, I struggle to hang on. One time a neighbor asked "what exactly are you working on?" After 10 mins of me yapping away, he looked over to his wife and said 'Liz, you got a BS in chemistry, do you understand what he is saying?" She tried to brushed him off and embarrassingly shuck her head. At that point I stopped and said "basically, I am trying to find a way to slow or stop our brain from decaying as we get old."

    I struggle to talk with my team (mostly PhD students and Postdocs) too, so I use a lot of diagrams, imagery, metaphors, etc., ( such as the Viagra cartoon I posted here) but it's tough...
    09-20-13 10:56 AM
  25. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Finally doing some smart marketing? In London, UK btw.

    Attachment 203736
    Oh ... thank you !
    http://forums.crackberry.com/news-ru...keting-851375/
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    09-20-13 11:00 AM
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