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  1. INTz's Avatar
    Interesting. Although I don't like bgr article on it.

    http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=949544

    Posted via CB10
    Shanerredflag likes this.
    07-30-14 10:53 PM
  2. slipstream89's Avatar
    I really like this part in this Forbes article, sorry if this was posted I didnt go back a few pages.

    During BlackBerry’s security event held in New York City this week, I heard something I have not heard publicly or privately from a single client of any vendor. Not One. Ever. The statement was bold and seems unrehearsed.

    Peter Lesser, Director of Global Technology for New York Law firm Skadden, Arps , Slate, Meagher and Flom said that its corporate clients that have strict compliance routinely audit his firms technology and process on securing data. Lesser said that when the question of mobile security comes up and he answers; “BlackBerry, there are never follow up questions.” He said it was quite clear that the auditors see BlackBerry as the gold standard. Perhaps relevant but not disclosed during the event, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Torys LLP are both BlackBerry customers an serve as legal advisors to the company.


    Is BlackBerry Smart? - Forbes
    07-31-14 12:50 AM
  3. greggebhardt's Avatar
    07-31-14 05:08 AM
  4. georg4BB's Avatar
    Interesting. Although I don't like bgr article on it.
    US market share up 230% from January 2014 to Jun 2014. - BlackBerry Forums at CrackBerry.com
    Posted via CB10
    Even more interesting, the WP marketshare declined from 5% to 3.8 %.
    For a platform which wants to compete in the consumer market a scary development.
    BlackBerry with a clear/different focus is in a much better shape, even with less marketshare IMO.

    Maybe a signal for the carriers to try BlackBerry again.
    07-31-14 05:48 AM
  5. georg4BB's Avatar
    Not worth to read... it's the usual "BlackBerry is doomed, because IBM and Apple are soooo great"

    But I love this comment from James Carlini:

    I agree - Mr. KIA could write a better article.

    But reviewing the focus on this article - the author states:

    "....And by joining hands with IBM, the corporate duo will introduce more than 100 enterprise-focused business apps. This should, in theory, further strengthen Apple's enterprise market position."

    Talk about buying off on Smoke-and-Mirrors. Did you ever take a product from inception to commercialization? Ever work in a tech company?

    An "announcement" is not a deliverable. It takes time and I don't see one app on the street yet from IBM/Apple.

    Some good wisdom to adopt, whether you are buying or selling technology - or even writing about it- here is a quote from Hal Geneen, the former ITT Chairman:

    In business, words are words,
    Explanations are explanations,
    Promises are Promises, but only
    Performance is Reality.

    IBM and Apple are at the "words" point when it comes to delivering apps. To say, "......the Canadian smartphone vendor has lost its market share to Apple." is a bit of a premature stretch.

    Come back about January 2015. You have to give BlackBerry some time for this turnaround. You suffer from premature speculation.
    rarsen, bungaboy, Corbu and 8 others like this.
    07-31-14 07:15 AM
  6. bungaboy's Avatar
    LoL "You suffer from premature speculation."
    07-31-14 07:24 AM
  7. W Hoa's Avatar
    Secusmart boss expects Germany to approve sale to BlackBerry

    The German government will not raise any objections to BlackBerry’s planned acquisition of Secusmart, whose encryption technology protects the devices of government officials including Angela Merkel, the head of the company said.

    “I am sure that there will be a positive decision after it has been looked at,” Hans-Christoph Quelle, managing director of the privately-held German firm, told Reuters in a telephone interview.
    Secusmart boss expects Germany to approve sale to BlackBerry - The Globe and Mail
    07-31-14 07:25 AM
  8. bungaboy's Avatar
    German Officials: Blackberry is the Only Phone We Can Trust Now

    German Officials: Blackberry is the Only Phone We Can Trust Now - Popular Mechanics
    neteng1000, Corbu, rarsen and 15 others like this.
    07-31-14 07:26 AM
  9. notafanboy's Avatar
    German Officials: Blackberry is the Only Phone We Can Trust Now

    German Officials: Blackberry is the Only Phone We Can Trust Now - Popular Mechanics
    Anyone with a half a brain understands that BlackBerry is the only choice. It's the same reason why the elite who have all the money and all the power only use the best which is BlackBerry. NSA Agents via the corporate media will scream NOooooooooo. The Germans are no fools. Are you?

    Posted via CB10
    07-31-14 07:33 AM
  10. Corbu's Avatar
    From the same story linked by W Hoa above:

    Quelle said he was aware that the ministry would look at the sale according to the laws which regulate foreign deals.

    But he said a sale of Secusmart would not compromise German security interests.

    "Nothing changes the security of the 'Merkel phone' and the telephones supplied to the government," added Quelle.

    "All the secrets are only in the micro-SD (card).. which the BSI Federal Office for Information Security has developed and supplied to us," he said. "Neither Secusmart nor BlackBerry has access to that."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal...ation_Security
    07-31-14 07:45 AM
  11. ZayDub's Avatar
    From the same story linked by W Hoa above:



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal...ation_Security
    If the technology lies in the micro-sd card, what exactly did BBRY buy by acquiring SecuSmart? I haven't researched SS much, but I was under the impression that they provided the enhanced security via the micro-sd card. Thx

    Tour 9630 > Bold 9650 > Q10 > Classic or Passport???
    07-31-14 07:57 AM
  12. laketrout73's Avatar
    Hackers Can Control Your Phone Using a Tool That's Already Built Into It

    The tool is used in some form in more than 2 billion phones worldwide, they say, including Android and BlackBerry devices and a small number of Apple iPhones used by Sprint customers.
    Two phones that provided the highest level of exploitation were the HTC One M7 and the Blackberry Z10

    Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.3247 | Bell | CB10
    Last edited by laketrout73; 07-31-14 at 08:58 AM.
    07-31-14 07:59 AM
  13. bungaboy's Avatar
    Nothing in the usual place.

    Attachment 287706
    SF. 2 days later and still nothing on Secusmart. Wonder why NASDAQ? LoL

    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-nasdaq-bb-july-31-0955.jpg
    Corbu, sidhuk, Mr BBRY and 2 others like this.
    07-31-14 08:01 AM
  14. W Hoa's Avatar
    Blackberry Says BBM Now Available for Windows Phone Users
    MIDNIGHT
    09:08 AM EDT, 07/31/2014 (MT Newswires) -- BlackBerry Limited (BBRY, BB.TO) Thursday announced a collaboration with Microsoft to bring BBM to Windows Phone 8 and higher.
    07-31-14 08:13 AM
  15. Corbu's Avatar
    https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/blogs/d...123902065.html

    Culture shock: BlackBerry’s John Chen ushers in much-needed change

    Sometimes it’s the small moments that speak volumes.

    Tuesday morning, as I waited in a crowded lobby at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design with other journalists, analysts and customers for organizers of the BlackBerry Security Summit to let us into the adjacent theatre for the main event, I suddenly found myself being gently shoved from behind by a slowly opening door.

    It was about 15 minutes to showtime, but CEO John Chen couldn’t wait to get started. He apologized for barging in, and before anyone could put down their bagels and juice, he was in the middle of our informal circle, joking offhand about how his PR people hated when he did this, and how glad he was that we had come from near and far to hear him and his leadership team speak.

    He bantered with us for about five minutes, amiably answering questions and tossing in the occasional good-natured barb about the competition, before he headed back inside to finish last-minute preparations.

    Opening up the doors

    For a company once known as a monolithic fortress of sorts, where CEOs were about as accessible as North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un at a pro-democracy demonstration, this impromptu, unscripted encounter with the CEO reinforced just how much has changed since Chen took the job eight months ago.

    He has quickly established himself as the de facto face of the company, and isn’t shy about speaking his mind in ways that might make more conventionally-minded CEOs skitter back to their cue cards and media minders.

    John Sims, BlackBerry’s President of Global Enterprise Services, says Chen’s personality aligns nicely with where the company needs to be.

    “I’ve known John for a while,” he told Yahoo Canada Finance. “He’s very decisive, and he’s transparent inside the company. He’s had to deal with some very difficult things. He had to restructure the company to get it to the right size, but he was very above-board with employees about that and I think they’ve appreciated that.”

    He was hardly the only employee speaking positively of the boss. Other staff echoed his thoughts and spoke of the night-and-day change from the way things used to be.

    The benefits of transparency

    Sims, who previously crossed paths with Chen at German software giant SAP, which bought Sybase for US$5.8 billion in 2010 after Chen had successfully turned the database and mobile enterprise software specialist around, said the internal focus on changing BlackBerry’s culture has had a broader impact.

    “He’s very transparent externally, as well, and customers appreciate that,” he said. “He’s very quick at making decisions. He doesn’t put things off to tomorrow or next week or next month. Generally speaking that’s been a very productive environment for the company to operate within.”

    Sims, who joined BlackBerry as part of an influx of new leadership after Chen’s arrival, says the appeal of the new culture was difficult to resist.

    “The opportunity that existed within BlackBerry for the team of people – the existing team and the new ones who came in – is to return a company that was iconic and provided the definition of mobile enterprise back to the status it should have within the industry,” he said. “I’m excited about that opportunity, and I think it’s why most of us who came in came in. It’s challenging, but it’s fun.”

    As BlackBerry continues its journey toward a very different, enterprise-focused future, it’s already evident that the culture being built by John Chen is attracting like-minded leaders, engaging employees, and encouraging customers who may have wondered whether BlackBerry was in it for the long haul. The company’s future is, of course, still not a slam dunk. But if my small experience in the hallway yesterday is any example, stakeholders have every reason to buy into Chen’s vision for a once and future enterprise darling.
    07-31-14 08:22 AM
  16. bungaboy's Avatar
    Press release from Marketwire

    BBM Now Available for Windows Phone Users

    Thursday, July 31, 2014




    BBM Now Available for Windows Phone Users

    09:00 EDT Thursday, July 31, 2014

    WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 31, 2014) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced a collaboration with Microsoft to bring BBM™ to Windows Phone 8 and higher.

    "We are intent on bringing the most popular application experiences to Windows Phone, and with BBM, we are pleased to bring many of its top features to the Windows Phone platform," said Bryan Biniak, Vice President and General Manager, Developer Experience, Microsoft. "BBM on Windows Phone brings our customers the secure, easy-to-use messaging experience they demand, and we expect that new features will roll out in the months to come."

    "As the popularity of BBM continues to grow, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand its availability to the Windows Phone community," said John Sims, President Global Enterprise Services at BlackBerry. "The BBM app for Windows Phone shows our commitment to supporting cross-platform capabilities, and we are excited to be working with Microsoft to deliver a new level of collaboration to the Windows Phone platform."

    The BBM app for Windows Phone builds on the collaboration, privacy and security features that are at the core of the BBM experience loved by more than 85 million monthly active users around the world. Built specifically for the Windows Phone experience, BBM users will have a familiar, native user experience that embraces the clean, modern design of the Windows Phone UI.

    Starting today, Windows Phone 8 users can download BBM and gain access to renowned features, including:
    • BBM Chats: The Chats page is your single destination for all your chats, including groups, multi-person and one-to-one. In a chat, you have lots of ways to share. You can attach a picture from your camera, add a voice note, send a contact, share a photo from your gallery or send your location. Chats also include BBM signature "D" and "R" notifications that allow users to know when messages are delivered and read.
    • BBM Groups: With BBM Groups, up to 50 people can be added to the conversation. Chat, share photos and schedules with even more friends.
    • Find Friends: Discover people you know that are also using BBM and invite them to your BBM contact list, from within the app. With the ability to easily share your PIN with your friends and family, connecting is easier than ever.
    • BBM Feeds: Feeds lets you see what's happening with your BBM contacts. Here you will see when contacts update their status or profile photo. If you want to chat about one of their updates, just touch on their name and you'll be taken to a chat. Here you can also quickly update your own status to share what you're up to or what's on your mind.
    • 'Pin' to Start: Pin BBM Groups and 1:1 chats to the Start screen for easy access to your most important chats

    Additional features for BBM on Windows Phone will continue to be added in future releases.

    Check out more information and a "How to video" on Inside BlackBerry.

    About BBM

    Introduced in 2005, BBM set the standard for mobile messaging and continues to drive innovation in messaging and private social networking. Today, BBM is one of the largest private social mobile networks, driving real, active conversations. Customers love BBM for its privacy, controls and immediacy with Delivered and Read statuses and message-in-progress notices.
    07-31-14 08:26 AM
  17. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    Also in the article:
    The researchers say there?s no sign that anyone has exploited the vulnerabilities in the wild, and the company that makes the tool has issued a fix that solves the problem. But it?s now up to carriers to distribute it to users in a firmware update.



    Eazzy Peazzy
    07-31-14 08:26 AM
  18. bspence87's Avatar
    Oh finally someone used a picture of a BB10 phone! :|
    bungaboy, rarsen, sidhuk and 1 others like this.
    07-31-14 08:32 AM
  19. OlympusMons's Avatar
    OT Alert!

    Does anyone know why HALO is halted? Haven't heard from Morgan et al in quite some time here and miss his input and wisdom. Wonder what sort of development is brewing.

    Thanks in advance
    07-31-14 08:57 AM
  20. morganplus8's Avatar
    OT Alert!

    Does anyone know why HALO is halted? Haven't heard from Morgan et al in quite some time here and miss his input and wisdom. Wonder what sort of development is brewing.

    Thanks in advance
    I'm hanging around, haven't posted because I underwent some surgery and I'm still in recovery. The halt on HALO is due to a meeting with ADCOM and the FDA on the use of Hylenex in America. They are asking Baxter Int. questions about the drug and they will vote at noon on whether to recommend the drug be approved by the FDA. The news will be material to the price of the stock so they halted it. We are waiting for their decision and have no access to the question period with Baxter and HALO staff.

    As for BBRY, I like the deal they made with Securesmart?? excellent for the long term but it was a cash burden on the company and likely a cash draw for a couple of years until they can make some EPS on it. This is why the stock didn't move, kind of like QNX, an excellent deal but there was no financial driver for that company when it was purchased either.
    07-31-14 09:13 AM
  21. Soumaila Somtore's Avatar
    It is only a no brainer that will question the security of Blackberry, if the spying country (US) President can only have a blackberry that's speak for itself.

    Anyone with a half a brain understands that BlackBerry is the only choice. It's the same reason why the elite who have all the money and all the power only use the best which is BlackBerry. NSA Agents via the corporate media will scream NOooooooooo. The Germans are no fools. Are you?

    Posted via CB10
    07-31-14 09:17 AM
  22. Soumaila Somtore's Avatar
    Morgan, Hope you feel better soon! and hope this surgery is the last one!!


    I'm hanging around, haven't posted because I underwent some surgery and I'm still in recovery. The halt on HALO is due to a meeting with ADCOM and the FDA on the use of Hylenex in America. They are asking Baxter Int. questions about the drug and they will vote at noon on whether to recommend the drug be approved by the FDA. The news will be material to the price of the stock so they halted it. We are waiting for their decision and have no access to the question period with Baxter and HALO staff.

    As for BBRY, I like the deal they made with Securesmart?? excellent for the long term but it was a cash burden on the company and likely a cash draw for a couple of years until they can make some EPS on it. This is why the stock didn't move, kind of like QNX, an excellent deal but there was no financial driver for that company when it was purchased either.
    07-31-14 09:19 AM
  23. OlympusMons's Avatar
    I'm hanging around, haven't posted because I underwent some surgery and I'm still in recovery. The halt on HALO is due to a meeting with ADCOM and the FDA on the use of Hylenex in America. They are asking Baxter Int. questions about the drug and they will vote at noon on whether to recommend the drug be approved by the FDA. The news will be material to the price of the stock so they halted it. We are waiting for their decision and have no access to the question period with Baxter and HALO staff.

    As for BBRY, I like the deal they made with Securesmart?? excellent for the long term but it was a cash burden on the company and likely a cash draw for a couple of years until they can make some EPS on it. This is why the stock didn't move, kind of like QNX, an excellent deal but there was no financial driver for that company when it was purchased either.
    Thanks so much Morgan. Hope your recovery is going well... it's always great to hear from you. I'm down quite a bit in HALO and hoping that they can regain some momentum (along with the rest of the sector). BBRY seems like it'll settle into a decent range and I think I'll keep my core and start trading a portion on a daily/weekly basis. This is a much better forum to get decent news from as the BB Stockhouse bullboard has become "unreadable". so glad you're all here.
    07-31-14 09:21 AM
  24. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    I'm hanging around, haven't posted because I underwent some surgery and I'm still in recovery. The halt on HALO is due to a meeting with ADCOM and the FDA on the use of Hylenex in America. They are asking Baxter Int. questions about the drug and they will vote at noon on whether to recommend the drug be approved by the FDA. The news will be material to the price of the stock so they halted it. We are waiting for their decision and have no access to the question period with Baxter and HALO staff.

    As for BBRY, I like the deal they made with Securesmart?? excellent for the long term but it was a cash burden on the company and likely a cash draw for a couple of years until they can make some EPS on it. This is why the stock didn't move, kind of like QNX, an excellent deal but there was no financial driver for that company when it was purchased either.
    Hi M8...so glad your feeling better.

    Eazzy Peazzy
    sidhuk, Corbu, jxnb and 8 others like this.
    07-31-14 09:21 AM
  25. Corbu's Avatar
    I'm hanging around, haven't posted because I underwent some surgery and I'm still in recovery.
    Hey morgan, good to hear from you! Best wishes for a speedy and successful recovery!
    rarsen, sidhuk, jxnb and 10 others like this.
    07-31-14 09:25 AM
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