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  1. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    They gave up their source code??? Umm. That doesn't seem right....
    Posted via CB10
    BlackBerry clearly stated that they want to be as much as possible "open" about their technologies.
    I believe what they did with Germans is just a tad more than what you can get. Besides that, it may be scoped to Secusmart tech only ...
    No big deal.
    11-30-14 02:58 PM
  2. rarsen's Avatar
    From another CB thread, BB market share is increasing:

    ACInvestorBlog - $BBRY According to Statcounter #Blackberry market share more... | StockTwits

    I also appreciated vienniesworld dfinitions:
    "The name BlackBerry was coined by the marketing company Lexicon Branding. The name was chosen due to the resemblance of the keyboard's buttons to that of the drupelets that compose the blackberry fruit."
    BlackBerrys are small fruits that grow on wild thorn bushes that protect them from predators.
    If you have a good imagination it's likely to be something to do with it.
    Where as Apple for example need a lot of care and attention and have very little protection against predators at all.
    Again if you have a good imagination and think of the fruits rather than the companies you can see there is a clear distinction between the 2.
    Last edited by rarsen; 11-30-14 at 07:22 PM.
    11-30-14 07:12 PM
  3. dusdal's Avatar
    Haha yes! It's back!

    Posted via CB10
    11-30-14 07:15 PM
  4. sidhuk's Avatar
    What is the price of this hack?
    http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/30/s...=rss_truncated

    Posted using BlackBerry passport.
    rarsen, Corbu, morganplus8 and 4 others like this.
    11-30-14 07:25 PM
  5. CDM76's Avatar
    BlackBerry clearly stated that they want to be as much as possible "open" about their technologies.
    I believe what they did with Germans is just a tad more than what you can get. Besides that, it may be scoped to Secusmart tech only ...
    No big deal.
    OK. Coming from a software development background I was thinking they gave every single line of code. Got worried for a bit.

    Posted via CB10
    11-30-14 07:48 PM
  6. sidhuk's Avatar
    OK. Coming from a software development background I was thinking they gave every single line of code. Got worried for a bit.

    Posted via CB10
    Here is some more on this.
    http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?t=979585

    Posted using BlackBerry passport.
    11-30-14 07:59 PM
  7. lcjr's Avatar
    Good morning gang! I hope everyone made it through the Thanksgiving weekend and started on those Christmas decorations! Haha. Have a productive day everyone, trading starts in a little bit.

    Sent using my Q10!
    morganplus8, Corbu, bbjdog and 5 others like this.
    12-01-14 08:46 AM
  8. ibpluto's Avatar
    12-01-14 08:59 AM
  9. Corbu's Avatar
    BlackBerry's bounce-back plan: Turning old rivals into new allies | ZDNet

    Summary: BlackBerry's new approach means focusing on security, productivity, and playing nicely with the other smartphone makers.

    A customer sitting through a sales presentation from BlackBerry might find something unexpected on the slides: iOS, Android, and Windows Phone logos alongside the BlackBerry brand.

    In the ultracompetitive smartphone world, BlackBerry is trying to change customer perceptions of the brand. It wants to move away from people seeing the company as synonymous with phones with physical Qwerty keyboards and towards one that provides secure communication and productivity apps for business — regardless of the brand of phone they use.

    John Sims, BlackBerry's head of enterprise, said it's a work in progress to reposition the BlackBerry brand from one that is focused entirely on its own handsets to one that works with smartphones from its rivals — hence those unexpected logos. "Every slide we present to customers has the four logos of the different platforms on it," he told ZDNet.

    Likewise the company is playing down the BlackBerry in 'BlackBerry Enterprise Server' and refering simply to BES in case the branding puts off potential customers that might use a different fruit-branded device.

    What's behind the rethink? BlackBerry was once the unrivaled smartphone leader, but failed to cope with the rise of first the iPhone and then the array of cheaper Android devices that followed it into the market. According to IDC, BlackBerry accounted for just 0.5 percent of smartphone shipments in the second quarter of this year (1.5 million handsets), down from 2.8 percent last year (6.7 million phones). That puts it in fourth place behind Windows Phone in what is really a two-horse smartphone race led by Apple's iPhone and Android devices.

    Still, Sims said that while a year ago the question most asked of BlackBerry was, 'Are you guys still going to be around?', now the question has switched to, 'What are you doing to grow the company from here?'.

    As the company looks to put its business on a surer footing, it is moving away from its old certainties, which means it is willing to act in a less monolithic way and take a few chances. For example, the recent BlackBerry Passport, a huge square-screened device with a physical keyboard, certainly didn't follow the crowd.

    BlackBerry is now made up of four different businesses: one focusing on the handsets business (the new BlackBerry Classic will be launched on December 17); another looking after the BBM messaging system; BlackBerry Technology Services, which is responsible for the QNX microkernel used in cars and medical devices; and the enterprise business.

    Sims said each of these groups will make their own decisions, even ones that are "not in the best interests of one of the other businesses".

    He gave the example that earlier this year the BlackBerry devices business decided to open up the APIs on the BlackBerry 10 devices so that other mobile device management (MDM) companies could manage BlackBerry devices. "If I was looking at it purely from a BES perspective, we would never have made that decision, but it was important for the devices business to be able to further the acceptance of BlackBerry devices in the enterprise to be as open as possible."

    In a similar way, Sims said the BlackBerry enterprise business had made a deal to help secure Samsung smartphones in the enterprise, even though when it comes to handset sales the two companies are rivals.

    All of this might seem like a radical departure but it shows BlackBerry is facing up to the changed reality of the smartphone market. Sims says acquisitions such as Secusmart, which uses encryption to secure voice calls, and Movirtu with its 'virtual SIM' technology can give it the edge with customers who worry about security or who are struggling to manage the BYOD wave.

    Sims said that while the device business is the most important in terms of revenue, the enterprise software and services business is the bit it wants to grow fastest - the company wants to double revenue here to $500m. There's also a lot better margin in software and services, he says: "No one in the industry makes significant money on devices except for Apple."

    But making money in MDM is tough, which means BlackBerry is aiming at services on top of that — like the BBM Meetings videoconferencing service it recently showed off.

    "Device management is just a commodity so we don't look to make a lot of money from basic device management. It's important to have it but really it's not about managing the devices. It's really about managing the data, the applications, the things people are doing on the devices — that's where the secret sauce is, that's where we are focused," Sims said.

    The MDM market that BlackBerry is trying to crack is just as tough as the smartphone market it has found so hard. Sims described loyal BlackBerry customers as "a little like the lost platoon in the army - they've been left on the front lines and they're running out of ammunition".

    The question is whether BlackBerry's new strategy will give them the supplies they need.
    12-01-14 09:13 AM
  10. bbjdog's Avatar
    Reading Material on a report from IDC and Bes 12 (long report)

    https://rimbizblog.files.wordpress.c...ght-can10w.pdf
    12-01-14 09:20 AM
  11. Corbu's Avatar
    BlackBerry deal for voice crypto company Secusmart gets German govt OK - Techworld.com

    The deal will let BlackBerry step up its cross-platform push with better security

    BlackBerry is now free to integrate German security vendor Secusmart's voice encryption technology on its smartphones and software, after the German government approved its acquisition of the company.

    BlackBerry CEO John Chen still wants his company to be the first choice of CIOs that want nothing but the best security as he works to turn around the company's fortunes. The acquisition of Secusmart lets the company add the capability to encrypt voice and data communication to government security standards.

    In this post-Edward Snowden world, cross-border acquisitions of security vendors have become even more touchy than before. Since Secusmart's technology is used by the German government -- including chancellor Angela Merkel , according to the company itself -- it was extra sensitive.

    After careful consideration the deal has now been approved, and the German government has protected its national security with the help of a special treaty, a spokeswoman at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy said on Friday. She didn't elaborate on what demands the treaty puts on BlackBerry.

    When BlackBerry announced the deal to buy Secusmart back in July, it didn't come as much of a surprise. The two companies had already been working intimately with each other on SecuSuite for BlackBerry 10.

    The product was launched in March last year and encrypts both phone calls and data communications. It uses a microSD card for storing encrypted documents, and a smartcard chip that performs the encryption. The new BlackBerry Passport handset was added to the list of compatible products this month.

    The acquisition doesn't just let BlackBerry integrate Secusmart's features on its own OS. It can also help BlackBerry advance its cross-platform push. For example, Secusmart has developed the Secure Call app with network operator Vodafone, which lets users make encrypted phone calls using Android-based devices and Apple's iPhones.

    That part of Chen's turnaround plan has become increasingly important as sales of BlackBerry's own smartphones represented less than 1 percent of total smartphone shipments during the third quarter, according to Strategy Analytics. This month, BlackBerry also joined forces with Samsung Electronics to integrate BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server) 12 with Galaxy smartphones and tablets.
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    I, for one, had forgotten about that.
    12-01-14 09:32 AM
  12. Soumaila Somtore's Avatar
    12-01-14 10:00 AM
  13. rarsen's Avatar
    Turning around to some interesting comments:

    5 Reasons BlackBerry Could Post A Surprise Q3 Profit - BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ:BBRY) | Seeking Alpha

    • Five catalysts will likely propel BlackBerry to a profit earlier than expected.
    • CEO John Chen's quotes provide some pretty clear guidance, but the shorts just say "la, la, la."
    • BlackBerry is still in the grip of short sellers who are about to get the surprise of their lifetimes.

    But for some strange reason, the shorts can't seem to stay away, even as the gun barrel of profitability is pointed directly at them.
    12-01-14 10:12 AM
  14. Soumaila Somtore's Avatar
    Does anyone know if the Iphone trade up is only for Canada carriers?
    12-01-14 10:44 AM
  15. randall2580's Avatar
    Does anyone know if the Iphone trade up is only for Canada carriers?
    No you can buy from shopblackberry.com or amazon.com in the USA and qualify for the trade up as well

    https://tradeup.blackberry.com/en/us...-passport.html
    bungaboy and Soumaila Somtore like this.
    12-01-14 11:12 AM
  16. Soumaila Somtore's Avatar
    Thank you
    No you can buy from shopblackberry.com or amazon.com in the USA and qualify for the trade up as well

    https://tradeup.blackberry.com/en/us...-passport.html
    12-01-14 11:23 AM
  17. Soumaila Somtore's Avatar
    12-01-14 11:26 AM
  18. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Hi all !

    Just FTR, you all know that BlackBerry/Samsung deal is about (Samsung) Knox enabled devices integration in BES.
    But, sniffing around, I remember that I read this :
    Android will separate work and personal data with the help of Samsung Knox
    So, basically, it may mean that all Androids "L" may join the pile of BES12 CALs, or I have my rosy glasses on ?
    La Emperor, jxnb, rarsen and 8 others like this.
    12-01-14 12:10 PM
  19. rarsen's Avatar
    From the Related Technologies and Security files, serious stuff again:

    Hackers With Wall Street Savvy Stealing M&A Data - Bloomberg
    Hackers with Wall Street expertise have stolen merger-and-acquisition information from more than 80 companies for more than a year The hackers’ sophistication suggests they’ve worked in the financial sector, most of the cases detected involved health-care or pharmaceutical companies
    12-01-14 12:14 PM
  20. JLagoon's Avatar
    Turning around to some interesting comments:

    5 Reasons BlackBerry Could Post A Surprise Q3 Profit - BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ:BBRY) | Seeking Alpha

    • Five catalysts will likely propel BlackBerry to a profit earlier than expected.
    • CEO John Chen's quotes provide some pretty clear guidance, but the shorts just say "la, la, la."
    • BlackBerry is still in the grip of short sellers who are about to get the surprise of their lifetimes.

    But for some strange reason, the shorts can't seem to stay away, even as the gun barrel of profitability is pointed directly at them.
    I think, the conclusion of the article adds a pretty good sense on how undervalued Blackberry is.

    "Back in the 2005-2006 timeframe, BlackBerry was doing around a half billion in quarterly revenue and the stock was trading steadily at around $25 per share. This was right before the stock exploded into bubble territory, along with the rest of the market. Now the company is doing $1B in quarterly revenue, and the stock is trading at less than half its pre-bubble levels. At some point the analysts - especially those aligned with major institutional shorts - won't be able to fool all of the people all of the time, and will need to ascribe a reasonable P/S ratio to a company that is finally innovating again, and nowhere near going out of business. Based on the above analysis, I believe that time is coming VERY soon, and the big money clearly agrees."
    12-01-14 12:43 PM
  21. bbjdog's Avatar
    Reading material, can't confirm date on article.

    BlackBerry ups Emery to global corp comms VP role | PR Week
    12-01-14 12:55 PM
  22. ibpluto's Avatar
    I think, the conclusion of the article adds a pretty good sense on how undervalued Blackberry is.

    "Back in the 2005-2006 timeframe, BlackBerry was doing around a half billion in quarterly revenue and the stock was trading steadily at around $25 per share. This was right before the stock exploded into bubble territory, along with the rest of the market. Now the company is doing $1B in quarterly revenue, and the stock is trading at less than half its pre-bubble levels. At some point the analysts - especially those aligned with major institutional shorts - won't be able to fool all of the people all of the time, and will need to ascribe a reasonable P/S ratio to a company that is finally innovating again, and nowhere near going out of business. Based on the above analysis, I believe that time is coming VERY soon, and the big money clearly agrees."
    I think it will, but there needs to be a profit turned and further revenue stabilization OR better yet growth. Once they show sustained revenue growth all systems go for launch

    CB10'n it....via da Z30
    12-01-14 03:11 PM
  23. StormieTwo's Avatar
    OT

    Oil is taking everything down but Gold. If oil dips to $30/brl (which it did briefly in 2008) before settling in at $70/brl, can we expect money to move into gold as a safe haven? Let's hear from the usual cast of characters and everyone else with some insight. To bring it back on topic let's add that this may also represent a buying opportunity for BlackBerry with the caveat that lots of enterprises will be un-nerved by the oil price and it's effects on bottom lines.

    BB10 4 ME
    12-01-14 04:05 PM
  24. Corbu's Avatar
    12-01-14 04:54 PM
  25. corstr's Avatar
    Nice thoughts Stormie. I don't see Oil going down much more. Bought be some RIG calls today. Hey, you need to get yourself a Passport.
    12-01-14 06:01 PM
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