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  1. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    hello gang!
    seems we are back on moderate volumes and the SP is heading to test the $9.80s ... any news in the street ?
    01-20-15 01:06 PM
  2. Munx's Avatar
    Does anyone have access to Citi's latest report?

    Calling for $213 in hardware this quarter.

    According to their model, 40% of original BES12 licenses will have to upgrade to gold this year to hit company software rev target of $500M.

    Has anyone on this thread built a BES12 rev model yet?

    Posted via CB10
    01-20-15 01:11 PM
  3. Soumaila Somtore's Avatar
    like the title
    BlackBerry’s software segment will be its main growth driver
    01-20-15 01:16 PM
  4. CDM76's Avatar
    01-20-15 01:17 PM
  5. CDM76's Avatar
    "Samsung Electronics (SSNLF) *denied interest in acquiring the company,*saying instead it was holding talks to use the Canadian smartphone maker's technology in Samsung devices, Bloomberg reports."

    Posted via CB10
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    01-20-15 01:18 PM
  6. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
    Thanks for the article.

    Let's not forget what Chen said in his recent interview (Yahoo from CES I think)....

    They (BB) now make money on EVERY device being made.

    As he said, this factors in all the channels, costs, etc

    So forget the 10mil per year. I think he made this statement near the beginning of his term.

    The tech industry is very time sensitive and it is critical people blog/write about current info/state of affairs as it has the tendency to fall on influential ears!!
    01-20-15 01:43 PM
  7. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
    As Marty Beard or John Sims pointed out a few months ago in their presentation, let's hope the 300+ new sales reps worldwide are effective and selling!!
    01-20-15 02:14 PM
  8. Bilaal's Avatar
    StormieTwo, Morgan, thank you very much for the info. Much appreciated.


    If your laptop is overheats or the fan is really loud, you probably have a dust bunny living in there.

    The BBRY Café.  [Formerly: I support BBRY and I buy shares]-img_20150120_162218.jpg

    Posted via CB10
    01-20-15 02:27 PM
  9. La Emperor's Avatar
    As Marty Beard or John Sims pointed out a few months ago in their presentation, let's hope the 300+ new sales reps worldwide are effective and selling!!
    I certainly hope Vodafone will be spending majority of money from the EDC loan in the next few Q's. Anyone have any idea how the money would be appropriated? That would be a nice surprise if they do it in the front end.

    Just to add color, a similar deal with EDC in 2012 was recently paid before this new agreement came into light. That meant the entire fund from the loan was used up in 2 years.
    Export Development Canada helps BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) ink Vodafone Deal
    Soumaila Somtore likes this.
    01-20-15 02:31 PM
  10. Corbu's Avatar
    01-20-15 02:32 PM
  11. bungaboy's Avatar
    StormieTwo, Morgan, thank you very much for the info. Much appreciated.


    If your laptop is overheats or the fan is really loud, you probably have a dust bunny living in there.

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    That's more like a rabbit warren. LoL
    01-20-15 02:32 PM
  12. Soumaila Somtore's Avatar
    01-20-15 02:47 PM
  13. Corbu's Avatar
    Slow news day...

    The FP publishing Bloomberg's take on the story that came out yesterday morning in the WSJ.

    No need to click:
    BlackBerry and Samsung are in talks after all ? just not about a takeover | Financial Post

    We are way ahead of these guys, in this thread!
    01-20-15 03:20 PM
  14. awindsr's Avatar

    Citi Lowers Revenue Estimates On BlackBerry Ltd

    Citi has lowered BlackBerry Ltd*(NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) revenue targets for the current quarter (4Q FY15) and for the fiscal year 2016, because it thinks that both device sales and software sales are going to be well below expectation. Citi analyst Ehud Gelblum expects BlackBerry to report $213 million in revenue for its Hardware division, not only a big drop from the previous $493 million estimate but also a decline from last years $358 million in revenue for the division.

    With the Passport still in short supply, and we believe destined to be a modest volume device, the Classic just beginning to ramp in January and not yet at stores, and shipments of Z10s, Z30s, Q10s and Q5s all but finished, we expect low average selling price Z3s and remaining BB7 Bolds and Curves to make up the bulk of February quarter shipments, Gelblum wrote.

    Gelblum, who rates BlackBerry as a Sell with an $8 price target (currently trading at $10), also decreased fiscal year 2016 revenue estimates from $3.24 billion to $3.22 billion.

    Handset sales arent a priority for BBRY

    The modest volumes arent a surprise, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has deemphasized handset sales as part of his larger strategy to turnaround the company, preferring to focus on BlackBerrys industry-leading security and strong enterprise business. In interviews he hasnt ruled out the possibility that BlackBerry will fight for mobile market share again in the future, but for now its not a priority.

    With that in mind, while disappointing handset sales may be a drag on revenue for the quarter, it isnt likely to dissuade BlackBerry bulls because it doesnt cut to the heart of what Chen is trying to do. The hardware divisions revenues plummeted from $2.1 billion in 1Q FY14 to $358 million in 4Q FY14, but have stabilized since then. More importantly, operating income (which was more than $5 billion in the red in 3Q FY14) is starting to get under control.

    BlackBerry continues to operate at a loss

    BlackBerry is still operating at a loss, so Gelblums assessment that the stock is high risk makes sense. Chen has always said that his turnaround efforts would take a few years to bear fruit. Hes saved the company from what looked like freefall a year and a half ago, even though he hasnt completely stopped the bleeding. The question now is whether software and service revenues can push the company firmly back into profitability.

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    01-20-15 04:28 PM
  15. awindsr's Avatar
    I can't believe people are still talking about " SamBerry "!

    . If the news of the buyout of the Blackberry by Samsung is true, the deal will bring the Smartphones quality keyboards to Samsungs devices, as it would gain access to Blackberrys patents.

    Posted via CB10
    01-20-15 04:38 PM
  16. bigbadben10's Avatar
    01-20-15 04:42 PM
  17. Shanerredflag's Avatar

    Classically Posted.
    01-20-15 04:56 PM
  18. Soumaila Somtore's Avatar
    What are you fishing for?
    The mahi mahi and the 2 small tunas in my avatar were caught in Kauai's water. Enjoy your time!!
    Edit: meant to ask this to Ben
    Trolling, eh Ben? LoL
    Last edited by Soumaila Somtore; 01-20-15 at 05:31 PM.
    01-20-15 05:19 PM
  19. BACK-2-BLACK's Avatar
    What are you fishing for?
    The mahi mahi and the 2 small tunas in my avatar were caught in Kauai's water. Enjoy your time!!
    Edit: meant to ask this to Ben
    Mmmmm Mahi Mahi!!!

    Going to the fish store tomorrow....thank you for the inspiration!
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    01-20-15 06:22 PM
  20. bigbadben10's Avatar
    What are you fishing for?
    The mahi mahi and the 2 small tunas in my avatar were caught in Kauai's water. Enjoy your time!!
    Edit: meant to ask this to Ben
    Snapper, Dorado, Mahi Mahi and a few others.....cant quite remember..its been another long day of everything lol.

    Posted by my fabulous Passport
    01-20-15 06:29 PM
  21. Soumaila Somtore's Avatar
    Wow I am glad for you (little jealous ) Enjoy your time
    Snapper, Dorado, Mahi Mahi and a few others.....cant quite remember..its been another long day of everything lol.

    Posted by my fabulous Passport
    01-20-15 06:36 PM
  22. bungaboy's Avatar
    01-21-15 07:48 AM
  23. Corbu's Avatar

    John Chen
    Executive Chairman and CEO at BlackBerry

    You Can Balance Privacy and National Security. Here’s How.

    Jan 21, 2015

    In the wake of the Paris terror attacks earlier this month, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron proposed banning encrypted communications services such as those offered by Apple, Facebook and others. President Obama partially endorsed Prime Minister Cameron’s proposal a few days later, indicating he would support banning encrypted communications services that cannot be intercepted by law enforcement and national security agencies. While there is no publicly-available evidence that encrypted communications played any role in the Paris attacks, security officials say their ability to prevent future attacks will be hindered if terrorists are able to evade surveillance using encrypted communications and messaging services.

    Privacy advocates have harshly criticized the Cameron-Obama proposals, arguing that encryption is a vital tool for protecting sensitive government, corporate and personal data from hacking and other forms of cyber theft. Following the recent spate of hacking attacks against Sony, Target, Home Depot, certain celebrity users of popular but hackable smartphones, and others, these advocates argue we need more, not less encryption. Further, they argue that banning encryption will not necessarily make it easier for security agencies to surveil terror plotters; after all, the terrorists will know they are being overheard and will simply communicate in new and ever-changing forms of coded language.

    Reconciling these opposing perspectives on encryption requires a reasoned approach that balances legitimate national security concerns with legitimate cyber security concerns.

    Privacy is Everyone’s Concern

    Our dependence on computing devices for transmitting and storing sensitive personal information has become irreversible. Billions of items of personal information including health records, bank account records, social security numbers and private photographs reside on millions of computers and in the cloud. This information is transmitted via the internet every day. The same is true for highly confidential and proprietary business information. And of course no government or law enforcement agency could function without maintaining high levels of information security.

    With so much information residing on computer networks and flowing through the internet, cyber security has emerged as one of society’s uppermost concerns. Protecting private and sensitive information from hacking, intrusion and exfiltration now commands the attention not just of computer professionals, but also heads of state, CEOs, Boards of Directors, small business owners, and every individual using a computer or smartphone, and even those who never use a computing device.

    Modern forms of encrypting voice and data traffic provide the best protection for highly valuable and private personal, business and government information. Rendering data unreadable to the intruder greatly diminishes the incentive to hack or steal. Banning encryption, therefore, would dramatically increase the exposure of all such information to hacking and cyber theft. Clearly that is not a viable option.

    Call of Duty

    On the other hand, the same encryption technology that enables protection of sensitive data can also be abused by criminals and terrorists to evade legitimate government efforts to track their data and communications. Companies offering encrypted communications thus have a duty to comply with lawful requests to provide information to security agencies monitoring would-be terrorists. Companies like BlackBerry: We’ve supported FIPS 140-2 validated encryption in all of our devices for the past 10 years – longer than many of our competitors have been selling smartphones.

    Depending on the particular technology involved, that information requested by law enforcement agencies might include the content of encrypted messages, but it may include other vital data such as user information, the dates and times the subscriber contacted other users, the length of such communications, the location of the user, and so forth. In many instances non-content user information can be even more important than the actual content itself, because such metadata can provide crucial leads and other vital intelligence to law enforcement and security agencies.

    Let’s be clear: I am not advocating sharing data with governments for their ongoing data collection programs without a court order, subpoena or other lawful request. However, telecommunications companies, Internet Service Providers, and other players in the modern communications and messaging ecosystem need to take seriously their responsibility to comply and to facilitate compliance with reasonable and lawful requests for such information. Unfortunately, not all players in the industry view this issue the same way. Some Silicon Valley companies have publicly opposed government efforts to enable lawful surveillance and data gathering, even where lives may hang in the balance. These companies appear to be trying to position themselves as staunchly “pro-privacy,” without according sufficient weight to legitimate and reasonable governmental efforts to monitor and track would-be terrorists. Far from protecting privacy rights, this irresponsible approach risks providing ever stronger arguments to those who would subjugate all cyber privacy concerns to national security.

    The answer, therefore, is not to ban encryption, because doing so would give hackers and cyber-criminals a windfall, making it much easier for them to mine billions of items of sensitive personal, business and government data. Instead, telecommunications and internet companies should cooperate with the reasonable and lawful efforts of governments to fight terrorism. That way we can help protect both privacy and lives.
    01-21-15 08:12 AM
  24. rarsen's Avatar
    OT from the Related Technologies and Security files, those having chosen BB are typically more careful out there :

    Mobile malware on the rise worldwide, ransomware hits the spotlight | ZDNet
    A $10 USB charger with built-in wireless keylogger means more security headaches | ZDNet

    Mobile malware has been talked about as a natural progression in cybercrime trends, but is yet to truly make its mark on devices. However, research from Lookout claims that mobile malware is on the rise, especially in terms of chargeware and ransomware. Another interesting facet of the report is that cybercriminals are experimenting with mobile device-based schemes. In one instance, the security researchers discovered a cyberattacker attempting to use compromised mobile devices for cryptocurrency mining. In the US, ransomware such as ScarePakage, ScareMeNot, ColdBrother, and Koler dominated the mobile threat list in 2014, but we're likely to see more of the same in the year to come -- and with increased levels of sophistication.
    01-21-15 08:19 AM
  25. Mr BBRY's Avatar
    You're right, Bunga. It's vewwy quite in here the past few days now that the Samsung excitement has died down. I'm hoping this will work out to our favor because, as Morgan has been saying, the SP has been making huge moves on low volume trades. Once we find our next catalyst, I think we'll move into that higher channel.

    Bilaal, please don't ask if its a good time to buy into HALO again! You may have sent the SP into a tailspin with that karma yesterday. Ha! But really, I hope you got in under $14. This stock is hot and anything under $14 is a steal! Same for BBRY under $10. Just think where each of these companies will be by the end of 2015. Even Kris Erickson can't screw these up for us with his bad luck streak. This is why I just buy and hold and back the truck up when the SP goes down for no good reason! GL!
    ZayDub, Corbu, bungaboy and 10 others like this.
    01-21-15 08:25 AM
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