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  • Yes, I'm acting now !

    694 62.52%
  • No

    416 37.48%
  1. helopilot06's Avatar
    Not for long. I have a good feeling about today.
    idk. if we jump I think it will be closer to afternoon. we are down a little over 1% now.
    07-25-14 09:41 AM
  2. morlock_man's Avatar
    Agreed. But there's something good going on in the background that may cause people some confusion when it begins.

    Just stay calm, hold on and keep smiling.
    helopilot06 likes this.
    07-25-14 09:58 AM
  3. helopilot06's Avatar
    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-uploadfromtaptalk1406296707254.jpg

    makes me feel better. lol
    07-25-14 09:58 AM
  4. Shanerredflag's Avatar

    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-img_20140725_080059.png

    Eazzy Peazzy
    Corbu, sidhuk, bungaboy and 4 others like this.
    07-25-14 10:01 AM
  5. StormieTwo's Avatar
    07-25-14 10:20 AM
  6. StormieTwo's Avatar
    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-img_20140725_102418.png

    Reminded me of this.

    BB10 4 ME
    07-25-14 10:26 AM
  7. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Stormie: seems to confirm what we supposed with Z10 not being produced anymore.
    Good news; some of us may have a "recovery times" collector in hands (in fact, I actually have ...3 lol)
    07-25-14 11:10 AM
  8. jake simmons3's Avatar
    Another low volume nose dive
    07-25-14 11:10 AM
  9. helopilot06's Avatar
    The whole market is diving.

    Posted via CrackBerry App
    07-25-14 11:51 AM
  10. morlock_man's Avatar
    The whole market is diving.
    Again, stay calm and BBRY on.

    Personal privacy is about to become a bigger issue. Public privacy, not so much.
    07-25-14 12:05 PM
  11. helopilot06's Avatar
    Again, stay calm and BBRY on.

    Personal privacy is about to become a bigger issue. Public privacy, not so much.
    Calm as a cucumber. Would just love to make money for a while week hahaha.

    Posted via CrackBerry App
    Superfly_FR and bungaboy like this.
    07-25-14 12:07 PM
  12. Corbu's Avatar
    A bit of Friday fun?

    Props to the original poster:
    bungaboy, rarsen, Mr BBRY and 8 others like this.
    07-25-14 12:14 PM
  13. bungaboy's Avatar
    A bit of Friday fun?

    Props to the original poster:
    Baa Baa iTime can you fool the fools?

    Yes Sir, yes Sir easy when they're tools.
    07-25-14 12:37 PM
  14. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Seems we're heading back to neutral. Will be good to me.

    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-capture.png
    Mr BBRY, sidhuk, ibpluto and 2 others like this.
    07-25-14 01:17 PM
  15. StormieTwo's Avatar
    OK, rumor time..

    The Manitoba is a Z3 LTE variant.

    And the Khan is the classic with carbon and steel Porsche branding.

    BB10 4 ME
    bungaboy and zyben like this.
    07-25-14 01:34 PM
  16. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    have a nice weekend folks, BBQ time on the roofs of Paris ! 29C here ... I'll bring bubles ...
    sidhuk, bspence87, jxnb and 7 others like this.
    07-25-14 01:47 PM
  17. sidhuk's Avatar
    07-25-14 01:50 PM
  18. bspence87's Avatar
    have a nice weekend folks, BBQ time on the roofs of Paris ! 29C here ... I'll bring bubles ...
    Lucky man you!

    Have a glass for me!
    Corbu, bungaboy, rarsen and 4 others like this.
    07-25-14 02:04 PM
  19. bspence87's Avatar
    I don't see that in the article.

    Seems whoever lent them money pre-bankruptcy is seeking interest payment from the $7billion raised by the sale of assets and patents to companies including BlackBerry.

    ...unless BlackBerry was one of the lenders?
    sidhuk, bungaboy and zyben like this.
    07-25-14 02:08 PM
  20. bungaboy's Avatar
    I don't see that in the article.

    Seems whoever lent them money pre-bankruptcy is seeking interest payment from the $7billion raised by the sale of assets and patents to companies including BlackBerry.

    ...unless BlackBerry was one of the lenders?
    That's $1B for the interest payment I guess.

    There is also the other $7 Billion . . .

    "Settling the dispute "will streamline" other court fights, including a battle over how to share about $7 billion in cash among creditors in the U.S., Canada and Europe, according to the filing."

    You are right. If we BB ain't a lender or a creditor they are SOL.
    07-25-14 02:58 PM
  21. W Hoa's Avatar
    Dell, BlackBerry downplay threat from Apple-IBM alliance


    Dell and BlackBerry declined to discuss whether they would consider teaming up, but some analysts, bankers and others have argued in the past that a partnership between the two underdogs potentially made sense.

    Texas-based Dell has a huge sales team, vast network of business clients and is focused on growing its security and device management capabilities, long strong suits for BlackBerry.

    The Canadian company is building on its heritage by adding capabilities to manage not just BlackBerry, but iOS-, Android- and Windows-based devices on its infrastructure.

    "Dell's always been in a partnership-driven model. As Dell has evolved it has focused on some pieces of the equation, but not all," said Swainson, adding that the need to broaden partnerships is growing, but declining comment on a potential tie-up with BlackBerry.

    Chen told the Financial Times that BlackBerry was in early discussions with some companies about working together in parts of the enterprise market, but did not name them.

    Whether a BlackBerry-Dell partnership will materialize is unclear for now.

    Initial speculation about a tie-up between the two began a year ago, when both players were exploring buyouts. At the time, one source told Reuters that BlackBerry had held talks with private equity firm Silver Lake Partners about collaboration in enterprise computing.

    Silver Lake, along with Dell's founder, Michael Dell, were at the time in the midst of taking Dell private.

    At the time, the source said if the buyout succeeded, one option was a collaboration with BlackBerry in mobile computing.
    07-25-14 03:35 PM
  22. wojciechp's Avatar
    Are BlackBerry security features still an enterprise differentiator?

    Key take aways from this article :

    "At the end of the day, BlackBerry knows security. They take it very seriously and are enhancing the flexibility and control that a firm can use to manage their devices effectively,"

    "BlackBerry made the important step of opening up BES 10 to iOS and Android devices though, said Gold, which places its BES squarely into the growing EMM market against other established players like Good Technology Corp. and MobileIron Inc. As for why an enterprise would choose BES 10 over those vendors, Gold said there are currently two primary reasons: the ability to manage BlackBerry devices, if needed, along with iOS and Android, and competitive pricing."

    "BlackBerry offers the most complete mobile security services available, with the firm holding more security certifications than any other vendor in the space and Full Operational Capability to operate on U.S. Department of Defense networks."

    "If what you're concerned about is nice secure applications, especially around email," said Gold, "and you're looking that you make sure you have the highest level of security, BlackBerry is actually a pretty good choice."

    Posted via swift BlackBerry ? Z30!
    07-25-14 03:47 PM
  23. bungaboy's Avatar
    07-25-14 05:11 PM
  24. La Emperor's Avatar
    Nice one! ( posted by Jamie Wilson on another thread )

    "With mobile, it's never over. There's this huge new phase coming and BlackBerry is uniquely positioned," Beard said. "John (Chen) is already stabilizing the company and preparing us to have the capability and the financial might to go after that. It's an awesome market and man opportunity."

    From this article:
    Ex-Sybase partners stake BlackBerry claim to the Internet of Things - San Francisco Business Times
    bungaboy, rarsen, zyben and 11 others like this.
    07-25-14 05:36 PM
  25. Corbu's Avatar
    A resurrection for Blackberry? | Toronto Star

    A resurrection for Blackberry?

    Turnaround CEO John Chen seems to have given Canada's tech flagship a chance to be relevant again for a long time.

    Are the recent signs of a BlackBerry Ltd. turnaround for real?

    The answer is a strong maybe.

    Lately, the stock market has taken notice of an ace turnaround CEO at BlackBerry (BB); of the promising means by which John Chen proposes to reinvent BB; and BB’s once-unimaginable return to profitability in its most recent quarter.

    Remarkably, BB is one of the hottest stocks of the year, having gained 33 per cent in value since January. (Apple Inc. is up 18 per cent, Google Inc. has gained 8 per cent.)

    BB looms so large among flameouts in corporate history, losing a staggering $6.5 billion in its past two fiscal years, that the reluctance to remove it from “deathwatch” status is considerable.

    In picking apart BB’s encouraging first-quarter results, released in May, in which BB surprised analysts by returning to profit (a meagre $23 million US, but a profit just the same), New York and other analysts focused on BB’s continued sharp decline in revenues and handset sales, on an annual basis. They chose not to discern a more recent apparent stabilization in the company’s fortunes. (All figures in US dollars.)

    To be sure, year-over-year, BB revenues plunged in the first quarter by almost 70 per cent, to $966 million. And handset sales dropped 62 per cent. But quarter-over-quarter, revenues were off just 1 per cent, and handset sales were down 25 per cent, suggesting at least the beginnings of a bottoming-out, especially on the all-important revenue side.

    Chen, 58, is credited with one of the biggest turnarounds in Silicon Valley, returning to health the leading mobility software firm Sybase Inc. — a longtime BB supplier — and selling it to German software giant SAP AG for 13 times its value when Chen took the reins. Less known is that Chen, an exceptionally well-connected Hong Kong-born engineer who sits on the boards of Wells Fargo Co. and Walt Disney Co., earlier turned around Pyramid Technology Corp., a troubled maker of computer servers, and sold that firm to Siemens AG.

    In contrast to turnaround CEOs of his stature, though, Chen’s installation has not been accompanied by the usual fanfare and avowals of salvation. Instead, Chen has consistently emphasized that a dynamic turnaround of BB is a tall order, even as BB’s health has markedly improved in short order.

    Because so many of BB’s life-threatening wounds were self-inflicted, much of what ails the company lends itself to straightforward fixes — by simply removing bloat, for instance.

    BB’s steep revenue decline has been outpaced by its rate of cost reduction. Total operating costs have dropped a stunning 85 per cent in just the past three quarters, without doing overly serious injury to an R&D budget that has taken a 44 per cent hit.

    Chen was able not only to outsource much of BB’s handset manufacturing to Taiwan’s Foxconn, maker of iPhone devices, but to strike a deal with the Taipei outsourcing giant to lift from BB the financial risk of inventory management.

    The major factor in BB’s crisis has been a BB manufacturing setup whose fixed costs did not drop along with the plunge in handset sales, leading to huge writeoffs. That open wound has been closed.

    Cost-cutting alone won’t ensure viability, of course. Knowing he has to get revenues growing again, and create a bulwark against deals like the recent Microsoft Corp. alliance with IBM Corp. on mobile apps for the enterprise market, Chen has recruited three former colleagues from Sybase to fill top BB management spots. The most recent was John Beard’s arrival this week as BB’s new chief operating officer.

    The Sybase crew are mobility software veterans. It pains Chen that salesforce cutbacks under previous BB regimes have kept BlackBerry from meeting with enterprise clients, a liability he hopes to remove with his Silicon Valley recruits.

    BB’s industry-leading installed base of about 80,000 enterprise clients, including the Obama White House, generates about 80 per cent of BB’s total revenues. For now, Chen’s aim is to continue serving them with both BB’s unique secure network and handsets with QWERTY keyboards that are more user-friendly than touchscreen keyboards.

    There’s a good chance BB can cling to both, given a CIO Magazine report earlier this month that chief information officers at Fortune 500 companies are overwhelmed by the varied mobile devices and applications (apps) they must keep track of.

    “Mobile app performance issues and privacy concerns have sparked a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) revolt,” CIO Magazine reported this week. “Now many employees are asking for their corporate BlackBerry back.”

    Non-BlackBerrys simply aren’t as secure as rival devices, which operate outside the closed, encrypted network BB alone operates. Data transmitted on iPhones, Samsung devices or other competing devices is conveyed by “common carrier” telephone utilities that are more vulnerable to eavesdropping.

    Even BB itself cannot “un-encrypt” messages conveyed on its proprietary network. Which gave rise to Barack Obama’s inadvertent BB boost when the world’s most famous “Crackberry” addict told a group of White House visitors in December that he’s not allowed to use an iPhone for “security reasons.”

    On the device side, Chen is unveiling two new BlackBerrys in a bid to reverse the decline in BB’s handset market share and revenue. These will revert to the QWERTY keyboard and trademark belt of five function buttons between the keyboard and screen that effectively disappeared in recent years’ models.

    To be on the safe side, though, BB has bolstered its appeal as an enterprise mobility manager by enhancing its proficiency at managing non-BB devices. That’s a compelling reason for IT managers to remain loyal to BB’s original bread-and-butter business as a service company.

    Chen hopes it will also encourage defections from the upstart device-management firms that have had an awkward time managing the varied demands of institutional clients.

    With its one-of-a-kind secure network, BB potentially has a franchise that is what Warren Buffett describes as a “moat” — impregnable to would-be competitors. Even if the BB network could be replicated, BB’s much bigger rivals likely wouldn’t regard the additional revenue as worth the trouble.

    That said, BB’s vaunted security advantage could once again invite the complacency that nearly killed BlackBerry after it plunged into the faddish consumer market, and let its original enterprise business languish. If BB is still with us in the decades to come, it will have used its trial by fire to imbue every BB employee with the kind of mild paranoia that is Silicon Valley’s unofficial motto, and wed itself to continual improvement.

    Chen, who hasn’t set a foot wrong yet, appears to be giving Canada’s post-Nortel tech flagship that chance to be relevant again for a long time.
    jxnb, rarsen, bungaboy and 11 others like this.
    07-25-14 11:47 PM
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