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  1. JLagoon's Avatar
    By the way, guys, I have a Z30 inbound.
    rarsen, sidhuk, Korepab and 12 others like this.
    01-07-14 02:26 PM
  2. _dimi_'s Avatar
    "Mr. Chen told analysts he expects the company to be cash flow neutral by fiscal 2015, and will look to return to profitability in fiscal 2016."

    So cash flow neutral by March 2014, will look to return to profitability somewhere from April 2015 to March 2016 (?!)

    http://business.financialpost.com/20..._lsa=1b46-8de6

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    01-07-14 02:26 PM
  3. neteng1000's Avatar
    The same thought occurred to me when I read the update. It's possible that Chen is managing expectations to set up for surprise outperformance. As nice as that would be, we have to manage our own expectations and not set ourselves up for disappointment
    Exactly! Under commit, over deliver.

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    rarsen, Corbu, zyben and 2 others like this.
    01-07-14 02:27 PM
  4. _dimi_'s Avatar
    Sorry to bother you Morgan but is cash flow neutral the same as an EPS of 0?

    If so, Chen expects no further losses in FY 2015 + aiming for profits in FY 2016?

    Hope you're recovering well!

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    morganplus8 likes this.
    01-07-14 02:35 PM
  5. morganplus8's Avatar
    Sorry to bother you Morgan but is cash flow neutral the same as an EPS of 0?

    If so, Chen expects no further losses in FY 2015 + aiming for profits in FY 2016?

    Hope you're recovering well!

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    Not the same thing, he expects to be cash flow neutral meaning that revenues will be higher than expenses but not necessary profitable at that time. I believe he sees a couple of quarters of negative cashflow followed by the remaining quarters with gains. For the fiscal year 2015, he sees CF as neutral. We have witnessed falling revenues over the past few quarters but there has been enough gross revenues to generate positive cash from operations in 2013 and part of 2014. He is suggesting that revenues will flatten out and possibly grow in the final part of the year, or, that CORE will right-size the business and generate positive free cash. These are excellent and realistic goals for BlackBerry now. He sees all of this happening on the back of Enterprise which is where the money is. Now if the next phone launched produces as much interest as the Z30 has, achieving positive cashflow and earnings is likely possible. We need to see his business model for 2015 to understand our strengths and weakness. I assume he sees Enterprise as leveling off by Q2 2015. I like everything I'm hearing, I really don't have any issues with where BlackBerry is going. Remember, the stock market discounts future earnings and prospects by 6 months so when we are talking about stabilization and possibly growth, the stock price will reflect that news well in advance of the actual data. You could see the stock continue to climb until June/2014 at this rate.

    On a side note, look at how well we are holding the gains today. We gapped up yesterday (backed up and filled that gap), we gapped up today (not going to fill this one), we might gap up tomorrow and clear this MAJOR resistance. WOW.
    _dimi_, Corbu, zyben and 10 others like this.
    01-07-14 02:50 PM
  6. zyben's Avatar
    BlackBerrys QNX Software develops sound system to give quiet cars a retro roar

    A division of BlackBerry that is developing a way to replicate the sound of yesteryears driving experience, even as cars become quieter and more fuel efficient

    TORONTO For car lovers, there is just something about a revving engine that gets the blood moving faster.

    Now automakers can capitalize on that feeling by teaming with a division of BlackBerry that is developing a way to replicate the sound of yesteryears driving experience, even as cars become quieter and more fuel efficient.

    QNX Software Systems acquired by BlackBerry (TSX:BB) nearly four years ago debuted a couple of concept cars on Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

    One is a modified Kia Soul hatchback that showcases a new technology called engine sound enhancement. In its most basic form, its a soundtrack that simulates the engine both inside the car and for people on the outside through speakers.

    QNX is also displaying a modified Mercedes CLA45 that has an infotainment system built into the dashboard. The technology utilizes speech recognition and supports applications on the Android Jellybean operating system.

    QNX sales and marketing vice-president Derek Kuhn said the sound simulator in the Kia is aimed at drivers who want a car that is better for the environment but still maintains a sporty feel. In electric cars, the sound can also help prevent accidents with pedestrians who dont hear the engine.

    The technology is an answer to the requests from vehicle manufacturers who have managed to lighten the weight of their models over the years by removing insulation and other parts that have grown to be unnecessary.

    Unfortunately when you take insulation out ... it starts to add strange noises that youve never really heard before in cars, Kuhn said in a phone interview from Vegas.

    Adding a very careful soundtrack to how you develop that emotion within the cabin is important.

    For automakers, its crucial to get a vehicles sound right, Kuhn said. If a car doesnt make the right noises, then often drivers will think something is wrong with it.

    The challenge is that every automaker wants a different sound, and the purr or roar of an engine can be as much an act of branding as its an exercise in authenticity.

    Kuhn said one manufacturer was very particular when it asked musicians to enter a recording studio.

    They wanted their car to sound like the cross between a certain brand of bass guitar and a snow leopard, he said.

    Different companies have different opinions. Some of them just want a certain kind of exhaust note.

    The QNX technology in the Mercedes includes an app that operates on HTML5 one of the programming languages used to create web pages and allows drivers to control the windows, door locks and car stereo from a key fob.

    The car offers a preview of whats to come in the next five years for the automotive industry.

    Manufacturers like Chrysler, Fiat and Honda already use QNX software in vehicles on the roads today, including the companys echo and noise cancellation technology designed for hands-free smartphones.

    In 2013, QNX software was shipped in 11.6 million vehicles around the world, Kuhn said.

    Developing new ideas for automakers is a key part of the future of QNX, but the company isnt without its challengers.

    Google threw its name into the mix on Monday with the promise of an Android-based system developed in partnership with Audi, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai and graphics processor Nvidia called the Open Automotive Alliance.

    Together, the companies aim to make it easier for drivers to connect their Android operated phones to their cars audio system.

    QNX has dedicated its business to tinkering with these intricacies in the world of complex computer software but the company isnt just about the automotive industry.

    In the health care industry, QNX software is built into the diagnostics of blood analytics systems some defibrillators and X-ray machines. The U.S. military has software developed by the company running in its submarines. And in Las Vegas, security software from QNX is deep inside slot machines.

    When BlackBerry purchased QNX in 2010, the developer began designing the smartphone operating system that would become the platform for BlackBerry 10 phones.

    BlackBerry was falling behind competitors like Google and Apple who were rapidly advancing with their own phones, which ran application technology that would cripple older BlackBerry devices.

    It was a massive win for BlackBerry because they needed an operating system, said Kris Thompson, a technology analyst at National Bank. That saved their bacon.

    BlackBerry’s QNX Software develops sound system to give quiet cars a retro roar
    01-07-14 02:56 PM
  7. bungaboy's Avatar
    well....as long as they maintian one higher end touch screen then more power to them. I personally love typing on the BB10 Z10 virtual keyboard. More so then the Q10.
    Wait until you try the Z30! Amazing piece of technology.
    01-07-14 03:10 PM
  8. Bilaal's Avatar
    BlackBerry launches BlackBerry Work Drives 2.0 Beta Program

    BlackBerry launches BlackBerry Work Drives 2.0 Beta Program - BlackBerry Empire

    Thanks for the update Billy
    Anytime :-)



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    01-07-14 03:31 PM
  9. bungaboy's Avatar
    FY 2016 or 2016? From the ER call I understood FY 2016 which implies profitable by March 2015?

    Posted via CB10
    Yes, I believe this is correct.
    _dimi_ and OMGitworks like this.
    01-07-14 03:32 PM
  10. bungaboy's Avatar
    Well, like a true sucker I am back in at $9.04 (TSX).
    Yup. My shares $6.70 TSX I bought 3 weeks ago is making me look like a real fool now.

    Though still well below where it traded four months ago, BlackBerry (BBRY +6.1%) is now up 36% since posting its FQ3 report and announcing the Foxconn outsourcing deal 0n Dec. 20.
    01-07-14 03:36 PM
  11. bungaboy's Avatar
    By the way, guys, I have a Z30 inbound.
    Speaking from my own experience . . . you will enjoy it very much. (highly recommend leak 10.2.1.1925).
    Mr.Conviviality likes this.
    01-07-14 03:51 PM
  12. jake simmons3's Avatar
    Will we cross the finish line above $8.50 lol
    01-07-14 03:52 PM
  13. Section ThirtyOne's Avatar
    Yup. My shares $6.70 TSX I bought 3 weeks ago is making me look like a real fool now.
    Given that i'm up over 1% already, not looking too foolish here either.
    bungaboy likes this.
    01-07-14 03:55 PM
  14. ibpluto's Avatar
    BlackBerry’s QNX Software develops sound system to give quiet cars a retro roar

    A division of BlackBerry that is developing a way to replicate the sound of yesteryear’s driving experience, even as cars become quieter and more fuel efficient

    TORONTO — For car lovers, there is just something about a revving engine that gets the blood moving faster.

    Now automakers can capitalize on that feeling by teaming with a division of BlackBerry that is developing a way to replicate the sound of yesteryear’s driving experience, even as cars become quieter and more fuel efficient.

    QNX Software Systems — acquired by BlackBerry (TSX:BB) nearly four years ago — debuted a couple of concept cars on Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

    One is a modified Kia Soul hatchback that showcases a new technology called “engine sound enhancement.” In its most basic form, it’s a soundtrack that simulates the engine both inside the car and for people on the outside through speakers.

    QNX is also displaying a modified Mercedes CLA45 that has an “infotainment” system built into the dashboard. The technology utilizes speech recognition and supports applications on the Android Jellybean operating system.

    QNX sales and marketing vice-president Derek Kuhn said the sound simulator in the Kia is aimed at drivers who want a car that is better for the environment but still maintains a sporty feel. In electric cars, the sound can also help prevent accidents with pedestrians who don’t hear the engine.

    The technology is an answer to the requests from vehicle manufacturers who have managed to lighten the weight of their models over the years by removing insulation and other parts that have grown to be unnecessary.

    “Unfortunately when you take insulation out ... it starts to add strange noises that you’ve never really heard before in cars,” Kuhn said in a phone interview from Vegas.

    “Adding a very careful soundtrack to how you develop that emotion within the cabin is important.”

    For automakers, it’s crucial to get a vehicle’s sound right, Kuhn said. If a car doesn’t make the right noises, then often drivers will think something is wrong with it.

    The challenge is that every automaker wants a different sound, and the purr — or roar — of an engine can be as much an act of branding as it’s an exercise in authenticity.

    Kuhn said one manufacturer was very particular when it asked musicians to enter a recording studio.

    “They wanted their car to sound like the cross between a certain brand of bass guitar and a snow leopard,” he said.

    “Different companies have different opinions. Some of them just want a certain kind of exhaust note.”

    The QNX technology in the Mercedes includes an app that operates on HTML5 — one of the programming languages used to create web pages — and allows drivers to control the windows, door locks and car stereo from a key fob.

    The car offers a preview of what’s to come in the next five years for the automotive industry.

    Manufacturers like Chrysler, Fiat and Honda already use QNX software in vehicles on the roads today, including the company’s echo and noise cancellation technology designed for hands-free smartphones.

    In 2013, QNX software was shipped in 11.6 million vehicles around the world, Kuhn said.

    Developing new ideas for automakers is a key part of the future of QNX, but the company isn’t without its challengers.

    Google threw its name into the mix on Monday with the promise of an Android-based system developed in partnership with Audi, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai and graphics processor Nvidia called the Open Automotive Alliance.

    Together, the companies aim to make it easier for drivers to connect their Android operated phones to their car’s audio system.

    QNX has dedicated its business to tinkering with these intricacies in the world of complex computer software — but the company isn’t just about the automotive industry.

    In the health care industry, QNX software is built into the diagnostics of blood analytics systems some defibrillators and X-ray machines. The U.S. military has software developed by the company running in its submarines. And in Las Vegas, security software from QNX is deep inside slot machines.

    When BlackBerry purchased QNX in 2010, the developer began designing the smartphone operating system that would become the platform for BlackBerry 10 phones.

    BlackBerry was falling behind competitors like Google and Apple who were rapidly advancing with their own phones, which ran application technology that would cripple older BlackBerry devices.

    “It was a massive win for BlackBerry because they needed an operating system,” said Kris Thompson, a technology analyst at National Bank. “That saved their bacon.”

    BlackBerry€™s QNX Software develops sound system to give quiet cars a retro roar
    Not sure this is anything really new thou. Audi has been developing car sounds for their upcoming electric cars for some time. Cadilac's new CTS already has the engine sound pumped into the cabin to inhance the driving feel. Don't know if Audi's original system ran on QNX or not, but I am fairly certian Caddy does not run on QNX.... I think I read somewhere it does not (runs on some sort of Linux bases OS...I think).

    Speaking of the Cadilac CTS.....Not sure how many of you are car nutz (I'm a total car freak ....more so then BB's). Here is a great review from Motortrend on it. At the 2:40 mark he makes mention of the piped in car sound. Thing sounds pretty nice..... Car is insane. If we ever hit the $100 party, this is my next ride...



    Edit: More info on the Caddy's infotainment system. It is Linux based (damn my good memory ....LOL). Anyrate, this is current tech available today. Hopefully QNX can trump this in upcoming cars. My understanding is BMW and Mercedes are both supporters of QNX and have looked at sharing the BB NOC. It's the Luxury brands that need to step up and push the limits of in car tech. With Caddy moving to some sort of Linux base, and Audi seemingly jumping into Android's trousers, I guess the battle grounds are set.

    Last edited by ibpluto; 01-07-14 at 04:08 PM.
    01-07-14 03:56 PM
  15. sidhuk's Avatar
    What a day

    Posted using Z30. Best phone in the world.
    bungaboy, _dimi_, zyben and 2 others like this.
    01-07-14 04:04 PM
  16. bungaboy's Avatar
    BlackBerry’s QNX Software develops sound system to give quiet cars a retro roar

    A division of BlackBerry that is developing a way to replicate the sound of yesteryear’s driving experience, even as cars become quieter and more fuel efficient

    TORONTO — For car lovers, there is just something about a revving engine that gets the blood moving faster.

    Now automakers can capitalize on that feeling by teaming with a division of BlackBerry that is developing a way to replicate the sound of yesteryear’s driving experience, even as cars become quieter and more fuel efficient.

    QNX Software Systems — acquired by BlackBerry (TSX:BB) nearly four years ago — debuted a couple of concept cars on Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

    One is a modified Kia Soul hatchback that showcases a new technology called “engine sound enhancement.” In its most basic form, it’s a soundtrack that simulates the engine both inside the car and for people on the outside through speakers.

    QNX is also displaying a modified Mercedes CLA45 that has an “infotainment” system built into the dashboard. The technology utilizes speech recognition and supports applications on the Android Jellybean operating system.

    QNX sales and marketing vice-president Derek Kuhn said the sound simulator in the Kia is aimed at drivers who want a car that is better for the environment but still maintains a sporty feel. In electric cars, the sound can also help prevent accidents with pedestrians who don’t hear the engine.

    The technology is an answer to the requests from vehicle manufacturers who have managed to lighten the weight of their models over the years by removing insulation and other parts that have grown to be unnecessary.

    “Unfortunately when you take insulation out ... it starts to add strange noises that you’ve never really heard before in cars,” Kuhn said in a phone interview from Vegas.

    “Adding a very careful soundtrack to how you develop that emotion within the cabin is important.”

    For automakers, it’s crucial to get a vehicle’s sound right, Kuhn said. If a car doesn’t make the right noises, then often drivers will think something is wrong with it.

    The challenge is that every automaker wants a different sound, and the purr — or roar — of an engine can be as much an act of branding as it’s an exercise in authenticity.

    Kuhn said one manufacturer was very particular when it asked musicians to enter a recording studio.

    “They wanted their car to sound like the cross between a certain brand of bass guitar and a snow leopard,” he said.

    “Different companies have different opinions. Some of them just want a certain kind of exhaust note.”

    The QNX technology in the Mercedes includes an app that operates on HTML5 — one of the programming languages used to create web pages — and allows drivers to control the windows, door locks and car stereo from a key fob.

    The car offers a preview of what’s to come in the next five years for the automotive industry.

    Manufacturers like Chrysler, Fiat and Honda already use QNX software in vehicles on the roads today, including the company’s echo and noise cancellation technology designed for hands-free smartphones.

    In 2013, QNX software was shipped in 11.6 million vehicles around the world, Kuhn said.

    Developing new ideas for automakers is a key part of the future of QNX, but the company isn’t without its challengers.

    Google threw its name into the mix on Monday with the promise of an Android-based system developed in partnership with Audi, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai and graphics processor Nvidia called the Open Automotive Alliance.

    Together, the companies aim to make it easier for drivers to connect their Android operated phones to their car’s audio system.

    QNX has dedicated its business to tinkering with these intricacies in the world of complex computer software — but the company isn’t just about the automotive industry.

    In the health care industry, QNX software is built into the diagnostics of blood analytics systems some defibrillators and X-ray machines. The U.S. military has software developed by the company running in its submarines. And in Las Vegas, security software from QNX is deep inside slot machines.

    When BlackBerry purchased QNX in 2010, the developer began designing the smartphone operating system that would become the platform for BlackBerry 10 phones.

    BlackBerry was falling behind competitors like Google and Apple who were rapidly advancing with their own phones, which ran application technology that would cripple older BlackBerry devices.

    “It was a massive win for BlackBerry because they needed an operating system,” said Kris Thompson, a technology analyst at National Bank. “That saved their bacon.”

    BlackBerry€™s QNX Software develops sound system to give quiet cars a retro roar
    Am I reading this wrong or what?
    01-07-14 04:04 PM
  17. bungaboy's Avatar
    In a Kia Soul (kinda neat in a weird way) isn`t this like stuffing a bra or putting a pair of socks down your trousers.

    Kia Soul hatchback that showcases a new technology called “engine sound enhancement.” In its most basic form, it’s a soundtrack that simulates the engine both inside the car and for people on the outside through speakers.
    01-07-14 04:13 PM
  18. bungaboy's Avatar
    Given that i'm up over 1% already, not looking too foolish here either.
    Yup. 1% a day keeps the sheriff away.
    sidhuk and Shanerredflag like this.
    01-07-14 04:17 PM
  19. zyben's Avatar
    Am I reading this wrong or what?
    Your reading comprehension skills are spot on. Here's an excerpt from a QNX blog post:

    The Android app support
    Automakers want to tap into the talents of the mobile app community, and the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment helps them do just that, with built-in support for Android, OpenGL ES, and HTML5. In the concept car, for example, you'll find an Android Jellybean version of iHeartRadio, Clear Channels digital radio service, running in a secure application container. The QNX CAR Platform takes this same sandboxed approach to running HTML5 apps perfect for protecting both the HMI and the overall system from unpredictable web content.

    QNX Auto Blog: The wraps are off! First look at the new QNX technology concept car
    bungaboy, sidhuk, Randeman and 1 others like this.
    01-07-14 04:26 PM
  20. Corbu's Avatar
    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-untitled_2.png

    And another pretty good day.
    01-07-14 04:40 PM
  21. cjcampbell's Avatar
    OMG OMG ...
    QNX Software Systems to demonstrate HERE Auto embedded navigation at CES | CrackBerry.com

    Do you realize it may mean we'll see some connections between NOK-Siemens and BlackBerry networks ? (and you may play a little further ... if you dare lol)
    (damm, this 8ball was nice ... )

    edit: FYI NSN – Telecommunications Infrastructure – Mobile Broadband and Services | Nokia Solutions and Networks
    8-ball? You shouldn't be going through a whole 8-ball during the day and mid week... save it for the weekend... lol
    01-07-14 04:42 PM
  22. cjcampbell's Avatar
    OT: So I was reading up on a few speculative investments and I was going to buy it yesterday for $.19 but it jumped today to $.28 so i pulled the trigger since its a penny stock. Basically PURE speculative play I put $6k im willing to lose on this and I traded this within my tfsa so I won't even be looking at it for awhile. The stock is Transgaming Inc (TNG.V) basically a company like netflix but for smart gaming. Like i said speculative play do your own due diligence The money i put it i basically wrote off and don't expect to be seeing it ever again. If the SP grows then i'll see a pleasant surprise in a couple years in my tfsa
    TransGaming and Samsung to Bring Games to Millions Worldwide Through GameTree(TM) TV - Yahoo Finance
    Well done. I was going to jump in at 22 but balked on it. Well, we both know how I feel about that now lol
    01-07-14 04:46 PM
  23. _dimi_'s Avatar
    I wonder if we'll hear about those cloud services in the next few days?! :-)

    Posted via CB10
    01-07-14 05:23 PM
  24. sidhuk's Avatar
    I think that BGR is a paid blackberry basher.
    01-07-14 05:34 PM
  25. BBUK14's Avatar
    Is anyone else a bit worried by Chen hinting that it will be mainly qwerty phones to come? That's a bit nuts, no? That's the only thing I've heard him say that I've doubted. Shunning the touchscreens is a huge part of what got them in this mess. A flagship full touchscreen is an absolute must...isn't it? I personally don't want a qwerty, and neither will loads and loads of people under 50. Anyway, not perhaps the right thread for this so I'll stop here.

    Posted via CB10
    01-07-14 05:53 PM
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