View Poll Results: Did you buy shares ?

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  • Yes, I'm acting now !

    693 62.77%
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    411 37.23%
  1. m1a1mg's Avatar
    Both sides of what? Do you think people take that stuff literally and as gospel? It's fodder for discussion, that's it...this thread it supposed to be about supporting and discussing BlackBerry stock.



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    Funny, because the guy who started it has said, multiple times, that he did not create it for that.
    09-22-13 10:04 AM
  2. Gekko's Avatar
    PALM invented the smartphone (Treo 180 launched on October 15, 2001). PALM was foolishly bought by HP when they overpaid $1.2B for it. BBRY currently has a market cap of $4.5B at a share price of $8.73. if they keep burning cash and the death spiral accelerates (which i think it will) i could see BBRY drop to $1.2B or less - comparable to what HP paid for PALM - and BBRY share price will be $2.33. you read that right - $2.33/share - which could be considered optimistic.

    HP paid $1.2B for PALM and then it cost them at least $1.7B to shut it down. that's about $3B down the drain - getting close to BBRY's current market cap.

    it could cost $1-$2B to shut BB operations down, hardware and brand is near worthless, and cash is burning - so all you have left is patents and a decaying tarnished dying antiquated enterprise business. and how much could these "magical" patents be worth when Google and Apple are already beating BB silly without them?

    what's the difference between PALM and BBRY? have not any potential acquirers learned from HP's foolish PALM acquisition?
    Last edited by Gekko; 09-22-13 at 10:22 AM.
    09-22-13 10:04 AM
  3. cgk's Avatar
    Either I missed something or BlackBerry is not quitting hardware. They will still provide hardware, aimed to "prosumers" and enterprise. That's one very important point. Bought devices will remain maintained and softwares updated.
    While there will probably no more "marketing" aimed to the consumers, those willing to keep BlackBerry as their preferred devices will be able to.

    Posted via CB10
    You are right... and wrong. If they simply held up their hands and said they were quitting, they would struggle to overload the inventory - this is how this is going to its going to go down. The key bit in the press release is that they plan to have a portfolio of four devices - this is the Z10, Z30, Q5, Q10. once they have run down the units, then they will come clean and do a clean exit from hardware. BB10 hasn't ramped, we know it, they know, app developers know it, enterprise knows it - going forward it is a lame duck - the only option is to grow services as quickly as possible and become hardware agonistic. Once we get a full picture of the recent layoffs, I will be amazed if the hardware division is not wiped out in everything but name.
    09-22-13 10:08 AM
  4. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    Funny, because the guy who started it has said, multiple times, that he did not create it for that.
    Quote away...I have missed a few pages since inception...perhaps I missed that.

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    09-22-13 10:12 AM
  5. cgk's Avatar
    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...
    I missed this earlier - do you ever get people wanting to tell you their medical problems? I get it all the time no matter how many times I tell them I'm not that sort of Doctor...
    09-22-13 10:18 AM
  6. sidhuk's Avatar
    I feel like I'm at some religious cult with people trying to convince me that I must be saved.

    Posted via CB10
    Lol, I can see why we spend so much time at the ocean. Searching the meaning of life could be time consuming. (JJ)
    Good morning guys. Cheer up. It is a brand new day.
    09-22-13 10:25 AM
  7. danprown's Avatar
    Has anyone heard fromt the QNX people, in particular Dan Dodge? Around the Playbook launch it seemed to me he took a somewhat visible stance and stood behind the product with a couple of interviews. Since then, can't find anything.

    This might shed some light on the dynamics inside the company (which I think has been loaded with management from communications firm and carriers so at the end of the day would not surprise me if a communications firm buys the NOC or BBM and Mike L, Watsa and Dodge pick up the BES and QNX).
    09-22-13 10:40 AM
  8. Gekko's Avatar
    Has anyone heard fromt the QNX people, in particular Dan Dodge? Around the Playbook launch it seemed to me he took a somewhat visible stance and stood behind the product with a couple of interviews. Since then, can't find anything.

    This might shed some light on the dynamics inside the company (which I think has been loaded with management from communications firm and carriers so at the end of the day would not surprise me if a communications firm buys the NOC or BBM and Mike L, Watsa and Dodge pick up the BES and QNX).
    all of the fanboys make such a big deal about QNX but isn't it just low margin dumb industrial controller software that is pretty much inconsequential to BB's (or any potential acquirer's) bottom line?
    09-22-13 10:47 AM
  9. morganplus8's Avatar
    Good morning everyone!

    I wanted to make a short statement about the movement that everyone is talking about, that is, the move to a new location to talk about BBRY and/or other stocks. I can assure you, that we are going to be posting to this thread as long as the mods can and are able to keep it open. There aren't many venues out there where we can meet and talk about BBRY, post links, post charts, post virtual pics of beer and the like as we are allowed to do at this site. I for one won't be giving that up as long as Branta and BergerKing are willing to help us out here. I can tell you that my "ignore list" will be getting much longer in the days ahead as this is our own way of shutting out the nonsense posts.

    I do want to say that having had talks with both Branta and Bergerking yesterday, some it related to my behaviour, I came away believing that they are 100% committed to this thread and I want to assure them that we want to be here too. Thanks to them for working so hard to deal with our issues on this thread.

    We don't have some magical place to go to right now, but we are collecting names in case we lose this thread as we want to continue the interest in BBRY, and stock in general here. So please continue to post to this thread so we know you are interested in BBRY and I can assure you I'll continue to be here every day as always. Our goal is to have a place to talk about owning BBRY stock, not Apple or any other competitior of BBRY, we want to focus on this one and have some fun along the way. And so the process is the same, place people who are rude on "ignore", report them to the mods if you feel they are excessively rude and continue to encourage new CB members to join our thread. If things get difficult and we're not able to continue to use this thread, we do want to have something else to go to but I can assure you it will be nothing as nice as what we have right now. I can't respond to every request that has been made on this thread, my mailbox is always full lately, so don't be offended if I haven't personally talked to you. Just know that we are on this thread until it is closed. Monday is a big day so let's get ready for it! Best of luck.
    09-22-13 10:52 AM
  10. bigbadben10's Avatar
    Don't forget about Benny Boy M+8. Thank you my friend.

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    09-22-13 10:57 AM
  11. ADGrant's Avatar
    all of the fanboys make such a big deal about QNX but isn't it just low margin dumb industrial controller software that is pretty much inconsequential to BB's (or any potential acquirer's) bottom line?
    No, it is an excellent real time operating system. The problem is that iOS and Android are built on Darwin (BSD/Mach based) and Linux both of which provide an equally good platform for a smart phone OS. QNX confers no special advantage in this space. Anyone who claims it does is spouting marketing nonsense.
    09-22-13 10:59 AM
  12. rodan01's Avatar
    Good morning everyone!

    I wanted to make a short statement about the movement that everyone is talking about, that is, the move to a new location to talk about BBRY and/or other stocks. I can assure you, that we are going to be posting to this thread as long as the mods can and are able to keep it open. There aren't many venues out there where we can meet and talk about BBRY, post links, post charts, post virtual pics of beer and the like as we are allowed to do at this site. I for one won't be giving that up as long as Branta and BergerKing are willing to help us out here. I can tell you that my "ignore list" will be getting much longer in the days ahead as this is our own way of shutting out the nonsense posts.

    I do want to say that having had talks with both Branta and Bergerking yesterday, some it related to my behaviour, I came away believing that they are 100% committed to this thread and I want to assure them that we want to be here too. Thanks to them for working so hard to deal with our issues on this thread.

    We don't have some magical place to go to right now, but we are collecting names in case we lose this thread as we want to continue the interest in BBRY, and stock in general here. So please continue to post to this thread so we know you are interested in BBRY and I can assure you I'll continue to be here every day as always. Our goal is to have a place to talk about owning BBRY stock, not Apple or any other competitior of BBRY, we want to focus on this one and have some fun along the way. And so the process is the same, place people who are rude on "ignore", report them to the mods if you feel they are excessively rude and continue to encourage new CB members to join our thread. If things get difficult and we're not able to continue to use this thread, we do want to have something else to go to but I can assure you it will be nothing as nice as what we have right now. I can't respond to every request that has been made on this thread, my mailbox is always full lately, so don't be offended if I haven't personally talked to you. Just know that we are on this thread until it is closed. Monday is a big day so let's get ready for it! Best of luck.
    Hi morganplus8,

    I agree, it would be nice to talk about bbry in this thread without the intolerant users calling 'troll' anyone with a different opinion. There are many places in the internet where is easy to create your selective community. I can recommend you Google Groups, Google+ communities or Facebook groups, in those places you can select the members.
    I encourage you to do it.
    09-22-13 11:04 AM
  13. m0de25's Avatar
    No, it is an excellent real time operating system. The problem is that iOS and Android are built on Darwin (BSD/Mach based) and Linux both of which provide an equally good platform for a smart phone OS. QNX confers no special advantage in this space. Anyone who claims it does is spouting marketing nonsense.
    Does it not have a special advantage in M2M integration?
    09-22-13 11:05 AM
  14. BThunderW's Avatar
    So it wasn't a complete loss for me. Fortunately my sell order executed as soon as the market reopened, down $1 from my buy. On the plus side I had some $10 puts ($CAD) that would have expired worthless on Friday that suddenly became very profitable. I did also have some calls that expired worthless so in the end, still in Red but could have been much worse.

    I have some Jan calls in case of BO but 0 common stock any more. Looking to move the money elsewhere, perhaps AMD?
    09-22-13 11:07 AM
  15. leafs123's Avatar
    no - you're at a religious cult where everyone is drinking the kool-aid and any outsider that says anything contrary to the cult is demonized and considered blasphemous.
    I'm out for the record but will stay on the sidelines, watch and asses. Just a flawed assumption to make that some of us who support the other perspective are blind and don't accept any counter arguments. That's not true at all. You can go back to my messages and see that.
    09-22-13 11:13 AM
  16. notfanboy's Avatar
    I'm out for the record but will stay on the sidelines, watch and asses.
    I like to watch asses too, the female variety, when I am out and about.
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    09-22-13 11:19 AM
  17. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    I like to watch asses too, the female variety, when I am out and about.
    Sorry...could not help this, hope no one is eating:



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    bungaboy and Randeman like this.
    09-22-13 11:29 AM
  18. Gekko's Avatar
    I'm out for the record but will stay on the sidelines, watch and asses. Just a flawed assumption to make that some of us who support the other perspective are blind and don't accept any counter arguments. That's not true at all. You can go back to my messages and see that.
    ok fair enough. i have no dog in this fight either but as a business case it is fascinating.
    09-22-13 11:36 AM
  19. Komoto's Avatar
    Those are my two points.

    I didn't understand why they have write down inventory now and also why they have changed their revenue recognition.

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    09-22-13 11:37 AM
  20. Gekko's Avatar
    Sorry...could not help this, hope no one is eating:

    Posted via CB10
    thanks for ruining my lunch.

    09-22-13 11:38 AM
  21. m0de25's Avatar
    /\/\/\ /\/\/\

    Edit: late reaction to Shane's post
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    09-22-13 11:39 AM
  22. Gekko's Avatar
    Those are my two points.

    I didn't understand why they have write down inventory now and also why they have changed their revenue recognition.

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    to clean up the balance sheet for a potential acquirer?
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    09-22-13 11:39 AM
  23. danprown's Avatar
    It will be a political headache if Canada approves a sale and then buyer X guts the workforce by 70%. They have to do it now while they are still "Canadian."

    to clean up the balance sheet for a potential acquirer?
    Bacon Munchers likes this.
    09-22-13 11:45 AM
  24. m0de25's Avatar
    So it wasn't a complete loss for me. Fortunately my sell order executed as soon as the market reopened, down $1 from my buy. On the plus side I had some $10 puts ($CAD) that would have expired worthless on Friday that suddenly became very profitable. I did also have some calls that expired worthless so in the end, still in Red but could have been much worse.

    I have some Jan calls in case of BO but 0 common stock any more. Looking to move the money elsewhere, perhaps AMD?
    Talk about bad timing! .. But good to hear the damage was as minimal as could be. As for other stocks, not sure if this is a blip or not but I've been riding 500 shares of HIMX since $8.10 and it's been pretty good so far. In fact, it's been counterbalancing my BB nicely.
    09-22-13 11:49 AM
  25. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    Martha....I'm coming to visit.

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    09-22-13 11:49 AM
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