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  1. sidhuk's Avatar
    Atleast some chosen one has a Crystal ball. Thank God.

    Posted using BlackBerry passport.
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    12-15-14 09:33 PM
  2. awindsr's Avatar
    http://www.thecsuite.co.uk/CIO/index...ice-bbry-45453

    A recent weak performance in the BlackBerry share price could extend into the new year with many technical traders eyeing the strong support level located at 8.50.

    BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) set a new upper-end to the 2014 sideways trend at 12.2 in November.

    It was at this point that many in the market opted to take profit on the move higher; the subsequent selling pressure did ease but softer global market conditions have exerted further downside pressure.

    The obvious target now is the support line located at 8.50.

    This point has come to the rescue twice in the second-half of 2014 and would be the obvious minimum for the share price in the near to mid term.

    11 is seen as the next level of resistance to any recovery.

    BlackBerry Ltd is subject to negative momentum indicators with the RSI trading below its neutral point located at 50.

    The MACD is below its signal line while the BBRY stock trades below its 20 and 50 day moving averages. The 20 day average is located at 10.45 while the 50 day is seen at 10.20.

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    12-15-14 09:43 PM
  3. robot_ca's Avatar
    http://m.bnn.ca/article?url=http%3A%...deo&feedId=321

    You need to go to their mobile site first, then they will play.

    Posted via CB10 (7250 -> 8703e -> 9530 -> 9550 -> 9650 -> 9930 -> PlayBook -> Z10 -> Z30)
    Thanks!

    Sent from my awesome Z30
    12-15-14 09:59 PM
  4. bbjdog's Avatar
    Let me guess whoever writes a negative review has been paid off and whoever writes a positive review is being fair and honest?
    The world is so perfect! No corruption! Everyone is honest and truthful! No reviews are with out audits . The markets are the most trusted things on this planet. Time for me to wake up and drink a coffee.

    Posted using my Z10 or BlackBerry passport.
    3MIKE, bungaboy, rarsen and 1 others like this.
    12-15-14 10:00 PM
  5. bbjdog's Avatar
    "screen too small", "slow dual core processor is 2012", "STILL no apps", "low res screen vs the competition"
    This has been the song and dance for the past 3 to 4 years. Blackberry could build the next cell phone that only GOD could create, But
    to the empire it would still be wrong.
    12-15-14 10:24 PM
  6. Corbu's Avatar
    BlackBerry Classic aimed squarely at loyalists | Toronto Star

    By: Michael Lewis Business Reporter

    BlackBerry is bringing back the familiar with its Classic smartphone but an earnings report Friday will remind investors just how much the ground has shifted for the Waterloo-based device maker.

    Shares in BlackBerry hit their lowest level since mid-October on Monday in advance of the earnings and product launch Wednesday in Manhattan, Frankfurt and Singapore, with analysts forecasting steep service revenue losses on tumbling subscriber numbers.

    “We continue to see headaches for the services business,” Credit Suisse said in a note.

    BlackBerry is looking to boost falling revenues with the Classic amid reports of pre-order sellouts at its online store in the U.S., albeit from a limited supply. The Classic is priced at a mid-range $449 (U.S.) without a contract.

    It harkens back to the popular BlackBerry Bold series with its navigation buttons at the top of the physical keyboard but features a larger 3.5-inch square swipe display and a powerful BB 10.3.1 operating system for faster browsing and better overall performance.

    It is expected to include an 8MP camera for photos and a 2MP front-facing camera, enhanced battery life and new features geared to enterprise users. BlackBerry has also announced the re-release of its popular Brick Breaker game on the Classic.

    And the company has boosted business apps through BlackBerry World and Android games and business apps through the Amazon Appstore.

    At a briefing last week a BlackBerry executive compared the Classic, which follows release of BlackBerry’s all-touch Z10, to Coca-Cola’s return to the original formula for its soft drink after negative public reaction to a reworking of the product.

    Chief executive John Chen in a blog wrote said the principle is, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

    “You don’t reinvent yourself every day. You take what you learned yesterday and sharpen it today,” Chen wrote. “We are committed to earning your business — or earning it back.”

    The company is banking on the device along with its wide-bodied Passport handset to repatriate loyalists and attract new users to help Chen deliver on his promise to bring BlackBerry back to break even.

    “The market share that they have left, it’s full of users who would really love a classic BlackBerry product,” tech industry analyst Jeff Kagan said in an email. He suggested the device could be a winner, at least with legacy BlackBerry customers.

    But JP Morgan analysts note that while opportunities for BlackBerry in the mobile enterprise market are huge given its reputation for offering secure devices that promote productivity, so are the risks.

    Once a leading global mobile brand BlackBerry is now facing a host of low-cost rivals in developing markets including emerging Chinese hardware companies — along with a new enterprise focus from companies including Apple.

    BlackBerry has tried to build buzz for the Classic with a crowd-sourced mosaic and other social media campaigns in addition to more traditional advertising and is reworking it hardware distribution strategy after the disappointing performance of the Z10 and Q10 in the U.S.

    The company, which has fallen from best global brands rankings, lacks the comprehensive sales and marketing support from the big U.S. wireless carriers it once enjoyed and needs to rebuild their confidence, analysts say.

    Chief operating office Marty Beard in December said the company is developing self-directed and indirect sales methods in addition to carrier channels to promote its hardware, software and services.

    Blackberry shares closed in New York at $9.43 (U.S.) for a loss of 41 cents.
    Funny how those business reporters (!) always seem to quote Credit Suisse but hardly ever Cormark...

    OT: btw, if I recall correctly, Fairfax Financial owns a sizeable share of Torstar, which owns The Toronto Star amongst other things...
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    12-15-14 10:25 PM
  7. bbjdog's Avatar
    BlackBerry is looking to boost falling revenues with the Classic amid reports of pre-order sellouts at its online store in the U.S., albeit from a limited supply. The Classic is priced at a mid-range $449 (U.S.) without a contract.
    Limited supply? John chen said he was building a lot more then the passport, how much more we don't know.


    OT: btw, if I recall correctly, Fairfax Financial owns a sizeable share of Torstar, which owns The Toronto Star amongst other things...
    If that's true, then Toronto Star should kick it up a notch! I'm going now, will check that tomorrow. Good night
    12-15-14 10:52 PM
  8. early2bed's Avatar
    [url=http://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2014/12/15/blackberry_classic_aimed_squarely_at_loyalists.htm l]
    OT: btw, if I recall correctly, Fairfax Financial owns a sizeable share of Torstar, which owns The Toronto Star amongst other things...
    If only Fairfax Financial owned a sizable share of a competing newspaper, instead, then one could dismiss the reporter as being biased against Blackberry. That would have worked out great.
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    12-15-14 11:45 PM
  9. bspence87's Avatar
    If only Fairfax Financial owned a sizable share of a competing newspaper, instead, then one could dismiss the reporter as being biased against Blackberry. That would have worked out great.
    Why are you here?

    Posted via CB10
    12-16-14 12:44 AM
  10. kadakn01's Avatar
    http://m.theglobeandmail.com/report-...service=mobile

    Export Development Canada is lending British telecom giant Vodafone Group PLC $850-million (U.S.), the bulk of which will be used to finance the purchase of BlackBerry Ltd. handsets and services.


    Posted via CB10
    12-16-14 01:10 AM
  11. digitalsurfboard's Avatar
    i hope the classic has a competitive camera.
    12-16-14 01:23 AM
  12. Bacon Munchers's Avatar
    Digitalsurfboard: the Classic has an 8 mega pixel industry standard camera, but will have the new software to compliment it. Features like timer assisted shot, and panorama shot. Check out BlackBerry.com for more details.


    ... Speaking of the Classic, anybody else received the email yet?

    ______________

    The official launch of the amazing new BlackBerry Classic is right around the corner. And as one of the first to own it, we know you're excited to start using it right away.

    Here are some quick suggestions to get you started:
    Please ensure you have ordered your Nano SIM from your service provider.
    Your device will begin shipping in the days after John Chens announcement on December 17th. Please watch your email for a shipping confirmation once the device has shipped.
    Watch for an email from us on an upcoming webcast that will walk you through switching over to your new device...
    ______________


    I feel like I won the golden ticket to the Willy-Wonka factory.


    G'Nite all.
    12-16-14 01:29 AM
  13. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    http://m.theglobeandmail.com/report-...service=mobile

    Export Development Canada is lending British telecom giant Vodafone Group PLC $850-million (U.S.), the bulk of which will be used to finance the purchase of BlackBerry Ltd. handsets and services.


    Posted via CB10
    Wow!!! Timely awesome positive news for Blackberry! Chen is just making it happen!! ... and great support by the Canadian federal Government for blackberry product and services....

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    12-16-14 01:33 AM
  14. Heinz Katchup's Avatar
    Wow!!! Timely awesome positive news for Blackberry! Chen is just making it happen!! ... and great support by the Canadian federal Government for blackberry product and services....

    Posted via CB10
    I'd say more like the Canadian Taxpayer is making it happen. Hopefully it pays off.

    Posted with X10 via CB10
    12-16-14 01:49 AM
  15. Bacon Munchers's Avatar
    Ok, which one of you guys is Jim Opfer!?

    http://bgr.com/2014/12/15/blackberry...Genius+Report)
    bungaboy, bbjdog, rarsen and 1 others like this.
    12-16-14 04:44 AM
  16. Highlander01's Avatar
    Wow, great news, I suspected Chen would release some positive news before the Q report. He has done this before a few times. Well done. Great story in the Globe and Mail today re BlackBerry and Vodafone deal. However, is this enough to rally the share price? My concern is that the Export Development Canada (aka Canadian taxpayers) is lending British telecom giant Vodafone Group PLC $850-million (U.S.), the bulk of which will be used to finance the purchase of BlackBerry Ltd. handsets and services. Why no class A banks involved, too risky perhaps?

    Regardless, good on BlackBerry, this is what Chen wanted to do all along. Let's hope the software side catches on with all platforms of smartphones. What's next for BlackBerry if so ... would not be surprised to see BlackBerry go private and hopefully share prices spike ... how high ... I have no clue. GLTA this week.

    I tried posting the link to the Globe and Mail story, however, I don't have enough posts to do so, I need 10 it say. Maybe if not already someone else can post the link. All the best!

    The BlackBerry Classic launch Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in NYC, Frankfurt and Singapore. ... What time? Live link to broadcast?

    Third Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results Friday December 19, 2014 8am EST
    Last edited by Highlander01; 12-16-14 at 05:52 AM.
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    12-16-14 05:25 AM
  17. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    Wonder how the rapidly depreciating Canadian Dollar vis a vis the US dollar affects Blackberry business going forward? Good for salaries etc paid in Canadian dollars to workforce here in Canada ... exports to US should be much more attractive... not so long ago dollar was at par... now $1.17.... seems this should be big plus for BlackBerry...

    Posted via CB10
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    12-16-14 06:02 AM
  18. ibpluto's Avatar
    Wonder how the rapidly depreciating Canadian Dollar vis a vis the US dollar affects Blackberry business going forward? Good for salaries etc paid in Canadian dollars to workforce here in Canada ... exports to US should be much more attractive... not so long ago dollar was at par... now $1.17.... seems this should be big plus for BlackBerry...

    Posted via CB10
    Entirely depends on how much cost allocation happens in Canada (ie R&D) . Handsets are manufactured overseas, so the weaker dollar has an adverse effect

    CB10'n it....via da Z30
    12-16-14 06:42 AM
  19. Highlander01's Avatar
    Wonder how the rapidly depreciating Canadian Dollar vis a vis the US dollar affects Blackberry business going forward? Good for salaries etc paid in Canadian dollars to workforce here in Canada ... exports to US should be much more attractive... not so long ago dollar was at par... now $1.17.... seems this should be big plus for BlackBerry...Posted via CB10
    1.1656 forex rate .... retail closer to $1.20 ... forex in queue to go 1.20+ as oil plunges, currently at 54.85 heading 40's where it was 6 years ago, possibly 20-30's where it was 10 years ago, just saying. Regardless, don't matter imho as all phones now made in Asia, not in Canada.
    12-16-14 06:44 AM
  20. bungaboy's Avatar
    Why are you here?

    Posted via CB10
    To save us from ourselves. He/she/it has already established that.
    12-16-14 07:16 AM
  21. bbjdog's Avatar
    Yeah I'm late to the show, slept in!
    This might explain some questions we have!

    In a bid to bolster BlackBerry, Ottawa backs Vodafone purchases (RTGAM)

    BARRIE McKENNA and SEAN SILCOFF

    OTTAWA Export Development Canada is lending British telecom giant Vodafone Group PLC $850-million (U.S.), the bulk of which will be used to finance the purchase of BlackBerry Ltd. handsets and services.

    The financing package the largest this year by the federal governments export lender comes at an opportune time for BlackBerry, which is poised this week to unveil its latest smartphone, the Classic, and release third-quarter results.

    The company, under the leadership of turnaround specialist John Chen, is attempting to revive its business following a steep drop in smartphone sales and a steady decline in lucrative service fees derived from its dwindling customer base, which includes about 40 million business and government users.

    Of the total loan package, $750-million will go to pay for purchases by Vodafone, one of the worlds largest wireless carriers, of the entire range of BlackBerrys offerings, including equipment and services.

    The five-year financing, to be announced Tuesday, is being made at commercial terms, but the rate is confidential, said Todd Winterhalt, EDCs vice-president of international development.

    Vodafone has been one of BlackBerrys largest customers since it began selling the companys smartphones to its business clientele in the early 2000s.

    It marks the second time in two years that EDC has financed BlackBerry export sales to Vodafone, and the second BlackBerry-related financing with a major European telecom. At the end of 2012, EDC lent $750-million, which Vodafone recently repaid. And last year, EDC provided $256-million in loans to Telefonica SA of Spain, also to finance BlackBerry purchases.

    The loans will help BlackBerry solidify their presence in Europes various emerging markets where Vodafone operates, Mr. Winterhalt said.

    The EDC got involved because private-sector lenders typically wont finance purchases of this size, Mr. Winterhalt explained. $750-million or $850-million is a big dollar amount and a lot of the commercial players cant do that, he said. They would be maxed out.

    Adam Emery, a BlackBerry spokesman, declined to provide additional details.

    The remaining $100-million of the loan package will go toward expanding Vodafones base of smaller suppliers in Canada.

    A bonus of this deal is the $100-million to help Vodafone identify other potential Canadian telecom suppliers, particularly smaller ones that otherwise wouldnt be able to get in the door at a customer of that size, Mr. Winterhalt said. These transactions are not just about two big companies. This is really a small-business story.

    Vodafone has mobile operation in 26 countries and 438 million wireless customers. It also has fixed and broadband operations in 17 countries.

    EDC officials said they specifically target companies whose purchasing needs match up with expertise in Canada.

    The Vodafone financing is EDCs second major one this year with a European telecom company. In September, EDC provided financing of $254-million to Telefonica SA of Spain. That package was aimed at encouraging the company to purchase equipment and services from Alcatel-Lucent, a French company with extensive operations in Canada.

    So far this year, EDC has arranged financings worth $19.2-billion, up from $16.3-billion at the same time last year.

    Posted using my Z10 or BlackBerry passport.
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    12-16-14 07:27 AM
  22. Highlander01's Avatar
    Have a look at the stock markets and futures right now ... lots of red. This may not bode well for many stocks and unfortunately BlackBerry, however, if a buyer, might be a good opportunity to buy more shares. Nice to see BB trading up premarket at 9.50 USA, only 350 shares though
    bbjdog likes this.
    12-16-14 07:37 AM
  23. DaSchwantz's Avatar
    I'd say more like the Canadian Taxpayer is making it happen. Hopefully it pays off.

    Posted with X10 via CB10
    It's a loan we already made in 2012 and they just paid back. So basically it's already booked and we skim the rate difference. Good deal for taxpayer, unless Vodaphone goes bk of course, lol.

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    12-16-14 08:46 AM
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