View Poll Results: Did you buy shares ?

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  • Yes, I'm acting now !

    694 62.52%
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    416 37.48%
  1. kfh227's Avatar
    Morgan,

    What country are you in?

    Posted via CB10
    10-31-14 02:06 PM
  2. Corbu's Avatar
    BBM Team Asks: What is your Worst/Best #WishICouldRetract moment | Inside BlackBerry

    Masai Ujiri, Work Wide with BlackBerry Passport [Official Commercial]

    spike12, bungaboy, rarsen and 3 others like this.
    10-31-14 02:10 PM
  3. BenjaminTheDonkey's Avatar
    OT - has anyone actually got this BBM update yet?

    Posted via CB10
    10-31-14 02:17 PM
  4. Soumaila Somtore's Avatar
    I am guessing Canada. working for a big trading company (that's maybe explain why US $ instead of CND $)
    P.S. we like him even if he is on Mars!
    Morgan,

    What country are you in?

    Posted via CB10
    sidhuk and CDM76 like this.
    10-31-14 02:24 PM
  5. bungaboy's Avatar
    OT: Colbert Report on Kevin Vickers

    rarsen, sidhuk, Corbu and 3 others like this.
    10-31-14 02:28 PM
  6. slipstream89's Avatar
    Just checked and yes it was in blackberry world, updating now

    OT - has anyone actually got this BBM update yet?

    Posted via CB10
    bungaboy likes this.
    10-31-14 02:31 PM
  7. sidhuk's Avatar
    Just checked and yes it was in blackberry world, updating now
    same here
    10-31-14 02:45 PM
  8. BenjaminTheDonkey's Avatar
    same here
    Siduk, are you in the UK? I'm with Vodafone, but have nothing...anyway...not a big deal...I'll go give some sweets to the few kids out trying to get the hang of Halloween and check back later...

    Posted via CB10
    10-31-14 02:58 PM
  9. W Hoa's Avatar
    OT - has anyone actually got this BBM update yet?
    Yes I have it and BlackBerry threw in an update to the software to version 10.2.1.3062 with the OS version being 10.2.1.3442 as well.
    10-31-14 03:04 PM
  10. sidhuk's Avatar
    10-31-14 03:04 PM
  11. morganplus8's Avatar
    Morgan,

    What country are you in?

    Posted via CB10
    I'm in Canada with 95% of our funds in US investments including BBRY and all other multiple exchange listings. We have been in the US currency only .... since the CDN Dollar was at $ 1.10/US, currency is a part of the equation but much higher daily volumes is the other main reason for choosing the US for our trading needs. Too often it's difficult to dump 50,000 shares in seconds in Canada.
    10-31-14 03:23 PM
  12. sidhuk's Avatar
    10-31-14 04:04 PM
  13. Corbu's Avatar
    BlackBerry's Passport gets huge interest in India | ZDNet

    Summary: The Passport seems to have attracted a torrent of interest much like it did in other parts of the world following its launch. But can the company successfully satiate its audience in India?

    Blackberry has long since enjoyed a devout following in India. However, its fan base has become decidedly niche in recent years as Androids have swamped the marketplace reducing this iconic Canadian phone maker's numbers into insignificance below 1 percent at last count.

    So, it should come as no surprise that Amazon India reveals that it just can't keep up with the demand for the new, unusual-looking 4.5 inch square Passport which fields an aspect ratio of 1:1, launched here on October 11. Not only has the company exhausted initial stocks, it says that the Passport has elicited a massive amount of interest from the Indian public much of it from smaller cities and towns that are not in the top eight metros of the country.

    "Amazon.in has received orders for the BlackBerry Passport from 115+ cities across India," declared a recent statement from the company.
    La Emperor, sidhuk, W Hoa and 9 others like this.
    10-31-14 04:13 PM
  14. Corbu's Avatar
    OT:
    Fairfax's Prem Watsa says stock markets remain out of sync with global economy
    https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/fa...143433034.html
    bungaboy, rarsen, Mr BBRY and 1 others like this.
    10-31-14 04:31 PM
  15. rarsen's Avatar
    Morgan,

    What country are you in?

    Posted via CB10
    Typically you press on the photo and frequently you will have some information on the location
    bungaboy, Corbu, sidhuk and 1 others like this.
    10-31-14 04:53 PM
  16. W Hoa's Avatar
    BlackBerry's Passport gets huge interest in India | ZDNet[/url]
    I may be stating the obvious but Passport is where the money is. Comparable numbers and $ for three BlackBerry products in India (40M INR =$650k US)

    The SQW100-1 is Passport the other two are the 9720 and the Q5.

    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-india.jpg
    10-31-14 05:18 PM
  17. BenjaminTheDonkey's Avatar
    Anyone else think the 'snapchat' photo feature is a bit silly as it is? If you even twitch your finger (because your finger happens to be covering part of the picture) the picture vanishes...I hope they fix this...I'm not sure how they managed to think this makes sense...still, the update is quite nice overall.

    Posted via CB10
    10-31-14 06:09 PM
  18. Corbu's Avatar
    10-31-14 06:11 PM
  19. Corbu's Avatar
    Why some investors can?t say goodbye to BlackBerry | Financial Post

    Kim Kardashian wasn’t the only one expressing her desire to keep BlackBerry Ltd. around for a long time this week. The company’s chief executive John Chen took to LinkedIn to let everyone know he’s in this for the “long haul” too.

    Such pronouncements should be of some comfort to BlackBerry investors, though the value of Ms. Kardashian’s endorsement is dubious at best, but they also know that the “long haul” has proven to be very painful for more than a few years.

    In the past, the smartphone maker was considered too speculative and not suitable for conservative portfolios. As a result, plenty of people didn’t own the stock in the summer of 2007 when it was trading above $200.

    But as its price descended — both from that all-time high and from much lower levels when the stock stabilized along with the broader market in mid-2009 — investors saw a buying opportunity.

    It was still the darling of the Canadian technology community and its adoration among BBM users around the globe was firmly in place. Nobody thought the company would face extinction, and comparisons to Nortel Networks Corp.’s death spiral were unheard of.

    The problem was that some of those buying the stock on the way down were simply trying to lower their average cost base. Some are still doing it today in the hopes that BlackBerry’s revamped business plan will succeed or that it will eventually be taken over at a higher price.

    That’s a classic investing mistake. It matters what a stock is worth today, not where it traded years ago or even last week. The initial cost is irrelevant, other than how it pertains to capital gains and losses.

    If you bought into BlackBerry around $6 per share in December 2013, good for you, you’ve nearly doubled your investment. But if you averaged down from previous highs or still are doing it, hold off on the back patting for now.

    Successful investors are willing to take losses. As the old adage goes, “Keep your winners and sell your losers.” Shareholders should always consider selling part of their position if they can use the resulting capital loss to offset gains elsewhere.

    “For whatever reason, people expect that they should have a perfect record when investing,” one fund manager said. “There are probably a lot of people who’ve been trapped in the stock as a result.”

    Institutional and retail investors alike rarely want to admit to doubling down on a loser. But in the case of BlackBerry, a bit of nationalistic pride probably factored into their decision, which also seems silly in hindsight.

    Pulling out an old BlackBerry Bold now often elicits giggles and perhaps a bit of awe, as does disclosing positions in the stock, though investors taking a short position tend to get a lot more respect these days.

    The short interest for BlackBerry continues to be nearly 100 million shares, equivalent to more than 22% of the company’s float, as both short- and long-term traders see further downside as its share of the smartphone market erodes.

    BlackBerry shares received a bit of a boost recently after yet another rumour emerged that Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd. might be looking to buy it, which put pressure on those short sellers.

    Similar approaches have reportedly been rejected in the past by the Canadian government due to national security concerns, so the rationale behind BlackBerry being a target for a strategic buyer is far from clear.

    A who’s who of global tech giants have been cited as possible buyers: everyone from Microsoft Corp. and SAP SE, to Oracle Corp. and International Business Machines Corp. But as it stands now, any deal probably wouldn’t happen above $14 or $15 per share, which won’t give long-time BlackBerry investors much cheer.

    One aspect of BlackBerry that is still appealing is that its reputation for having the most secure network platform has held up. That’s where a company such as Apple Inc. might be interested, since BlackBerry, unlike the iPhone maker, has never fallen victim to a major security breach.

    It will probably take a more severe breach, say, someone hacking into the Apple Pay mobile payment platform, for BlackBerry to draw more attention in this respect.

    It’s true that things are slowly getting better for BlackBerry. As another fund manager and shareholder stated: “It’s an awful stock that’s getting less awful.”

    But the devices that made it an icon are now neutral to profits. Devices are only expected to account for about 7% of gross profit in fiscal 2016, while BlackBerry’s focus remains on cross-platform software and new services.

    The device business’ value exists in large part as a means to deliver services, so it is still significant in terms of BlackBerry’s efforts to return to cash flow break-even by fiscal 2016, but less so from an investor’s point of view.

    Nevertheless, the company banks on the publicity from new devices to attract attention. For example, Mr. Chen in September launched the “Canadian Comeback” campaign with the new Passport smartphone and hockey legend Wayne Gretzky in tow.

    The BlackBerry boss suggested 30% of users still want a physical keyboard, which may be important for the success of the Passport line.

    But investors would do better to remember Gretzky’s best piece of advice: “Skate to where the puck is going, not to where it has been.”
    rarsen, CDM76, Mr BBRY and 1 others like this.
    10-31-14 07:43 PM
  20. Corbu's Avatar
    10-31-14 07:46 PM
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    10-31-14 07:46 PM
  22. matthewgreyling's Avatar
    Anyone else think the 'snapchat' photo feature is a bit silly as it is? If you even twitch your finger (because your finger happens to be covering part of the picture) the picture vanishes...I hope they fix this...I'm not sure how they managed to think this makes sense...still, the update is quite nice overall.

    Posted via CB10
    Are you on a Passport? It works properly on mine, but not on the Z10.

    Posted via CB10
    10-31-14 08:14 PM
  23. sidhuk's Avatar
    Just letting the gang know that this 10.3.1 update is on another level when it comes to the passport.
    Android apps work great. The keyboard short cuts are taking the passport productivity to the next level.
    All I can say that future looks great. And my hats are off to the BlackBerry development team. Wonderful work. Even the sound is improved.
    Here is is the screen shot of the keyboard short cuts. People who used the bbos7 with the keyboard short cuts know that how important were they.
    And this CB apps scrolls fine too
    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-img_20141031_214924.png
    And the android apps on the passport look amazing full screen.


    Posted using BlackBerry passport.
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    Last edited by sidhuk; 11-01-14 at 12:15 AM.
    10-31-14 10:49 PM
  24. BenjaminTheDonkey's Avatar
    Are you on a Passport? It works properly on mine, but not on the Z10.

    Posted via CB10
    Well, I figured out that if you out your thumb on the actual timed photo icon, it will vanish if you move your finger. If you touch anywhere else in the message box, it's fine. I'm sure BlackBerry will iron out these little annoyances over time.

    Posted via CB10
    CDM76 likes this.
    11-01-14 03:02 AM
  25. cjcampbell's Avatar
    For those looking to get a cheap backup phone, a Christmas present, a unit to experiment with, or know of anyone looking to get a new phone at all, as posted above, BlackBerry has some sick deals.

    Z30 - $299
    Z10 & Q10 - $199
    Q5 - $159
    CDM76, Mr BBRY, sidhuk and 4 others like this.
    11-01-14 09:14 AM
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