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  1. BBNation's Avatar
    When ever the shorts decide to cover we will see a 30-50 percent jump in one day. Everyday that goes by the more and more we hear about how security and privacy is the future and well i dont think i have to tell you guys how we are positioned to own that sector
    Do not be surprised to see shorts already covered millions in last few weeks, my guess we are in 80s now.
    08-20-14 04:01 PM
  2. Munx's Avatar
    Blackberry short interest on the Nasdaq was 88.5M shares at the end of July (latest available report). Short interest has been trending steadily down from it's November 2013 high of 167M shares.

    Posted via CB10
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    08-20-14 04:05 PM
  3. Corbu's Avatar

    Eric Y Lai @ericylai 1h
    If #iPhone6 gets an 828x1472 screen, then @BlackBerry #Passport, at 1440x1440, will be 70% sharper BlackBerry Launches BlackBerry Passport Pre-Registration Site | Inside BlackBerry #mobile
    08-20-14 04:07 PM
  4. Corbu's Avatar
    Options Radar: BlackBerry Ltd, Hertz Global Holdings, and SodaStream | Daily Option Blog | Schaeffer's Investment Research

    Option traders have taken a shine to smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), car rental firm Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HTZ), and at-home beverage issue SodaStream International Ltd (NASDAQ:SODA). Here's a look at how speculators have been placing their bets on BBRY, HTZ, and SODA today.

    BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is trading 3.3% higher at $10.18, as anticipation builds for the company's anticipated Passport launch next month. Intraday call volume is running at a 60% mark-up to the norm, and has nearly quadrupled BBRY put volume thus far. Short-term options are growing increasingly popular, as the stock's 30-day at-the-money (ATM) implied volatility (IV) has jumped 4.9% to 42.5%. Digging deeper, it appears short-term bulls are buying to open the weekly 8/22 10- and 10.50-strike calls, amid expectations for more upside this week. Slightly longer-term bulls, meanwhile, are purchasing to open September 10 and 11 calls, on hopes that BBRY will extend its journey higher through the close on Friday, Sept. 19, when front-month options expire.
    08-20-14 04:36 PM
  5. notafanboy's Avatar
    Do not be surprised to see shorts already covered millions in last few weeks, my guess we are in 80s now.
    That would be good news to see the short interest drop. I think the right people have to get out of their short positions before BlackBerry really takes off.

    Posted via CB10
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    08-20-14 04:44 PM
  6. bungaboy's Avatar
    OT: Still don't know who is going to jail . . . if anyone.

    Bank of America reaches record $17-billion settlement in sale of securities

    Bank of America reaches record $17-billion settlement in sale of securities - The Globe and Mail

    . . . The deal is the largest settlement arising from the economic meltdown in which millions of Americans lost their homes to foreclosure. It follows agreements in the last year with Citigroup for $7-billion and with JPMorgan Chase & Co. for $13-billion. . . .
    08-20-14 05:31 PM
  7. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    Awesome day I see


    Eazzy Peazzy
    bungaboy, Superfly_FR and zyben like this.
    08-20-14 07:15 PM
  8. bungaboy's Avatar
    I'm going to play it safe and predict 2,800 pages and 70,000 messages for this thread! Way to go Superfly!!!!
    I shoulda bet the ranch on this one. LoL
    08-20-14 07:25 PM
  9. bungaboy's Avatar
    OT: Don't Try To Lay No Boogie-Woogie On The SuperFly Of Rock and Roll Funk!

    Last edited by bungaboy; 08-20-14 at 08:07 PM.
    08-20-14 07:42 PM
  10. Corbu's Avatar
    08-20-14 08:31 PM
  11. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    here's hoping.

    Eazzy Peazzy
    Corbu, zyben, bungaboy and 1 others like this.
    08-20-14 08:54 PM
  12. theRock1975's Avatar
    Verizon Z30 on backorder.


    4.8 on 5.0 average of 235 reviews nice!
    Mr BBRY, morganplus8, jxnb and 3 others like this.
    08-20-14 10:16 PM
  13. rarsen's Avatar
    Sorry Corbu, can you copy some of the text as Fortune doesn't let me read it...
    bungaboy and sidhuk like this.
    08-20-14 10:42 PM
  14. Corbu's Avatar
    Sorry Corbu, can you copy some of the text as Fortune doesn't let me read it...
    Sure thing, rarsen. Here you go!

    Will its new smartphone slay the company’s demons and revive its vanishing handset sales?

    BlackBerry may be on the ropes, but the company hasn’t lost the will to fight.

    Next month, the company is expected to release the Passport, a new model of smartphone that fuses the company’s signature QWERTY keyboard, slimmed to three rows and strictly alphabetical, with an unusual 4.5-inch square display. The device has been called a “phablet,” the term for a tablet-like smartphone, though it is comparatively squat. It’s best suited for the inside pocket of a jacket.

    Which is exactly the point. The Waterloo, Canada-based company hopes that its device will be used by the enterprise customers it lost in recent years as it failed to keep pace with rivals like Apple and Google. BlackBerry hopes that government, finance, and health care workers find the device’s unorthodox dimensions ideal for their work.

    “It’s great to see BlackBerry step outside of its comfort zone and forge its own path in terms of design,” says Ramon Llamas, an analyst for the market research firm IDC. “Passport won’t get confused with previous BlackBerry models like the Bold and Q10, and the large screen keeps BlackBerry in pace with the competition.”

    Keeping pace may not be enough. For the second quarter of 2014, BlackBerry’s global market share, as measured by shipments, was a paltry 0.5%, according to IDC estimates, down from its all-time high of 20% five years ago. Still, strong single digits may be enough to convince shareholders that the company is making the right decisions.

    “By going back to their enterprise client base, CEO John Chen is being realistic with what he can accomplish,” says Wayne Lam, a telecom electronics analyst at IHS. “But unless he can stop enterprise customers from jumping ship and having the BB10 operating system decline into irrelevance, no measure of design innovation can really help him remain viable.”

    Ken Dulaney, an analyst at Gartner, concurs: “The issue will be the Blackberry 10 software. While well designed, it suffers from a lack of applications and doesn’t have the funding that Microsoft, Apple, and Google have.”

    Or the partnerships. In July, Apple and IBM announced a partnership in which IBM would sell Apple’s iPhone and iPad, loaded with IBM applications for data analysis, to business customers. It’s a move that gives Apple serious support in a market where it traditionally has been weak and, it’s no coincidence, where BlackBerry has traditionally been strong.

    “This move is a huge danger for BlackBerry,” Lam says. “If IBM can help legitimize the use of iPhones and iPads in enterprise, BlackBerry will be left with nowhere else to go.”

    BlackBerry’s CEO Chen, who was officially named to the post in November, has never predicated his turnaround strategy on a massive revival of smartphone sales. Instead he worked to turn BlackBerry Messenger, an application that continues to be a point of differentiation for the company thanks to industry-leading security and encryption for wireless text and e-mail communications, into a significant source of revenue by signing licensing deals with Android and Apple.

    Further, BlackBerry’s QNX software division—named for the operating system it acquired in 2010—is developing new technologies for the automotive and cloud-services industries. “Chen is opening BlackBerry to more ecosystem partners, which in turn adds value to the BlackBerry solution,” Llamas says.

    But that doesn’t mean Chen wouldn’t like to see BlackBerry smartphones take a new lease on life—especially now that profit margins have been greatly improved by his decision to outsource manufacturing to Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group.

    “What BlackBerry needs to do is focus the value proposition they offer to enterprise as well as their renowned security capabilities,” Lam says. “They need to win in offering the better solution to Fortune 500 companies. The hardware innovations are just the icing on the cake.” Still, how sweet it would be.
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    08-20-14 10:49 PM
  15. Corbu's Avatar

    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-c00035fb2_f1a4c0e0-28dc-11e4-9e29-0200ac177837.jpg

    Source: BerryFlow
    08-20-14 10:57 PM
  16. BBNation's Avatar
    That would be good news to see the short interest drop. I think the right people have to get out of their short positions before BlackBerry really takes off.

    Posted via CB10
    Few points about shorts, sentiment and recent bull moves.
    - I think shorts started leaving soon after Chen took over.
    - I have been watching BBRY for 4 years, almost everyday and read 100s of stories. Most of them were so negative espcially losing one client made big headlines and tanked the stock and bull news did not do anything
    - # of negative stories, news and articles on Yahoo, CNBC, BGR, Google reduced drastically in last few months
    - Volatility and manipulation reduced greatly recently such as high volume, big swings
    - Recent low volume indicates HFT, shorting and playing with BBRY reduced by big boys
    - Low volume also indicates longs waiting for ER and good results and they will pile up after good ER results
    - Big longs that already invested are not selling especially PW
    - BB is gaining some respect and free marketing with the Passport phone
    - Chen's strategic moves and actions telling market he is not full of **** like TH

    08-21-14 01:39 AM
  17. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    Decent shot, gives some perspective:

    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-img_20140821_055605.png

    Eazzy Peazzy
    08-21-14 07:56 AM
  18. Ribes Nigrum's Avatar
    Decent shot, gives some perspective:

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    Eazzy Peazzy
    Very nice! I'm getting one! I'm confident that the Passport will carve out that market niche for BlackBerry.

    Posted via CB10
    08-21-14 08:00 AM
  19. Corbu's Avatar
    David Cameron: I can manage the country on my BlackBerry | Technology |

    David Cameron: I can manage the country on my BlackBerry

    UK prime minister confesses reliance on BlackBerry smartphone for remotely running the government while on holiday

    David Cameron has confessed his reliance on his BlackBerry smartphone, despite the possibility that the company will cease making phones.

    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-a457628c-b3c6-47ca-9ffe-de1b2f653b31-460x276.jpeg

    The prime minister said that he could run government remotely from his smartphone, despite being on holiday.

    “Wherever I am in the world I am always within a few feet of a BlackBerry and an ability to manage things should they need to be managed,” he said on Monday. “And indeed as I have done on I think almost every holiday that I have enjoyed over the last few years.”

    Cameron is a long-time BlackBerry user because of the perceived security of the smartphone, which passes all data and through secure servers and has on-device encryption.

    However, BlackBerry’s chief executive, John Chen, warned in April that the company may exit the handset business to concentrate on its enterprise server business, if he is not able to turn around the phone business’s profits.

    iPads banned

    Cameron tested a real-time economic data app on iPads in 2012, which gave him instant access to GDP, bank lending, jobs and property prices plus polling data and Twitter feeds. The app, hosted by the Government Digital Services inside the Cabinet Office was described as the “No 10 Dashboard.”

    Apple’s iPad was later banned from Cabinet meetings over fears that foreign intelligence agencies could bug the tablet, smartphones and other connected devices.

    Secure communications

    BlackBerry bought the German security firm Secusmart in July to bolster its security credentials and head the company in the direction of highly secure mobile communications.

    “The acquisition of Secusmart underscores our focus on addressing growing security costs and threats ranging from individual privacy to national security,” Chen said at the time.

    BlackBerry had partnered with Secusmart before, providing encrypted data and voice calls to the German Federal Office for Information Security, with Chancellor Angela Merkel said to be a user of a modified BlackBerry Z10.
    08-21-14 08:51 AM
  20. jake simmons3's Avatar
    HOLY Crap has anyone seen the premiums on the Jan 15 2016 call options
    08-21-14 09:54 AM
  21. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    This just in...iPhone users response when he found out BlackBerry won best mobile OS:

    Eazzy Peazzy
    08-21-14 09:55 AM
  22. jake simmons3's Avatar
    We need to hold above 10 so this Fridays 10 call options expire in the money
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    08-21-14 10:06 AM
  23. Corbu's Avatar
    08-21-14 11:20 AM
  24. Corbu's Avatar
    Canada?s 50 Most Powerful Business People 2014: #1?10

    #6 Prem Watsa
    CEO, Fairfax Financial Holdings Has investors scrutinizing his every move
    Prem Watsa is one of the country’s savviest investors. It’s now a clich to call him Canada’s Warren Buffett, but there’s truth to it. Like Buffett, Watsa has fans who track his investments, discuss his letters to shareholders online, and make the pilgrimage to Fairfax Financial’s annual meeting, where they put on a dinner to talk investing. Watsa is a down-to-earth master of the universe, and he often attends. There is good reason for the devotion to Watsa, as he continues to rack up wins on counterintuitive bets. Through Fairfax, he tripled his money earlier this year after selling part of his stake in the Bank of Ireland. It’s no surprise that when Watsa speaks, the market listens.


    #8 John Chen
    CEO, BlackBerry Has us cheering for Canada’s tech darling once again
    The nation’s hopes of reclaiming its place as a global technology powerhouse rest with BlackBerry CEO John Chen. The country has plenty of other successful tech firms, of course, but none as exciting, influential or groundbreaking as BlackBerry once was. The company is the symbolic (if arrhythmia-stricken) heart of the country’s tech sector, and Chen is galvanizing support for it again. He’s put BlackBerry on track to serve a small but potentially lucrative niche of business clients and brought more focus to the company than it’s had in years. If he keeps it up, Chen could allow us to regain our bragging rights as an innovation hot spot.
    Source: N4BB
    08-21-14 11:24 AM
  25. TimJohnSmith's Avatar
    This just in...iPhone users response when he found out BlackBerry won best mobile OS:

    Eazzy Peazzy
    Seems about right to me.

    Tim Smith from my Z10 on Rogers
    08-21-14 11:34 AM
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