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  1. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    I first commented that BlackBerry should make android phones one week before the roumor came out. BlackBerry can still produce nice phones especially with the keyboard..and with Android it would put them on an even playing field.

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    They have. The Boeing one.
    It's not Google Services enabled, ultra high end and its distribution is restricted to selected customers.
    Besides that, recent statements don't suggest we will see an android device in the foreseeable future.
    (my thoughts, repeated)

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    Last edited by Superfly_FR; 06-29-15 at 05:24 AM.
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    06-28-15 05:39 PM
  2. bbjdog's Avatar
    I know nothing about something, but if I knew something about nothing, what would that mean. Lol
    Last edited by bbjdog; 06-28-15 at 08:49 PM.
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    06-28-15 06:02 PM
  3. Corbu's Avatar
    Another quote:

    In June 2014, Blackberry hired Mark Kokes from InterTrust to be its VP of IP & Standards; a couple of months later, in August 2014, it announced the creation of a new Technology Solutions unit to manage its “innovative technology assets, including: QNX (embedded software), Project Ion (Internet of Things application platform), Certicom (cryptography applications), and Paratek (RF antenna tuning), as well as BlackBerry’s extensive patent portfolio”.
    Mark Kokes' profile while he was at Intertrust.

    Vice President, Corporate Development and Intellectual Property Licensing

    Mark Kokes joined Intertrust in 2012 having spent the previous twelve years gaining valuable experience in the mobile industry. Before joining Intertrust, Kokes held a series of senior engineering and corporate strategy positions at Nokia Research Center, Sony Ericsson's Corporate Technology Office, and HTC's Corporate Strategy Group. Kokes is an inventor on six US and international patents and has published over twenty academic articles on various research topics. Kokes' academic interests include multimedia source compression, secure data transport, mobile platform security and virtualization technologies. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University (2002) and an M.S. (1997) and B.S. (1995) in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.
    Last edited by Corbu; 06-28-15 at 08:05 PM.
    06-28-15 07:52 PM
  4. Corbu's Avatar
    From the Khaleej Times (Dubai):
    BlackBerry wants to remain No.1 in EMM - Business | Khaleej Times


    Dubai: Canadian telecommunication and wireless equipment company BlackBerry is determined to keep its lead in enterprise mobility management, or EMM, making sure that customers will have the widest options and top-class solutions possible, a senior official for the region says.

    EMM is a growing segment within the enterprise computing industry as more people are increasingly making mobile devices a part of business.

    As explained by BlackBerry, enterprises will need to move from short-term management solutions and adopt a comprehensive EMM solution, as businesses have high hopes that advances in enterprise mobility will bring innovation and new levels of end-user productivity, without exposing corporate data to the imminent threat of cyber-attacks.

    “We are a mobile solutions company that takes a broader approach to servicing the needs of customers looking for secure technologies that drive productivity, communication and collaboration,” Mike Al Mefleh, BlackBerry’s product management director for the Middle East, told Khaleej Times in an interview.

    “We have completed the restructuring phase of the turnaround and are now looking to grow in the last leg of our transformation. Our goal is to remain the number one provider of EMM solutions, and we’re focused on providing our customers with increased choice and flexibility in how they will meet their mobility needs through new devices, messaging and enterprise management technologies.”

    Ontario-headquartered BlackBerry, Al Mefleh points out, sees its acquisitions and partnerships as an important factor in pursuing this goal.

    “Specifically, the partnerships and acquisitions we’ve made over the past nine months have allowed us to further develop our core strengths of security, productivity, communication and collaboration,” he said. “We are also excited to leverage existing intellectual property to grow BlackBerry’s machine-to-machine communications technologies and drive growth opportunities for the Internet of Things.”

    Al Mefleh added that the company has a cash and investment balance of $3.27 billion and is well-positioned to leverage those assets for acquisitions that help deliver value and better position the company move into in growth areas that put a premium on security.
    06-28-15 08:12 PM
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    06-28-15 09:03 PM
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    06-28-15 09:50 PM
  7. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Hello gang.
    So far no obvious fingerprint ...
    #BBRY #buyBack
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    06-29-15 07:39 AM
  8. Corbu's Avatar
    BlackBerry?s back-to-basics approach is starting to show results

    When Marty Beard joined BlackBerry as its chief operating officer in July 2014, he walked into the centre of one of the most ambitious corporate turnarounds ever launched in Canada. The beleaguered company was in the midst of an intense makeover under CEO John Chen, who had assumed his position the previous November, during some of its darkest days. Chen had worked with Beard before, at the software company Sybase Inc., which they led back into the black. Now Chen was going for a repeat performance. “It was a lot of different things going on at once,” says Beard. “We were really, really focused on getting our financial house in order, getting much more financial stability, much more focused on cash flow.”

    In other words, just trying to stay alive.

    Not quite a year later, things at BlackBerry are looking up. The company isn’t dead, for one. Its new management team has succeeded in staunching the financial bleeding, opening the door for a potential comeback. That comeback rides on plans that, in some respects, signal a return to BlackBerry’s roots: a focus on the strengths that led to the company’s meteoric rise while largely abandoning what subsequently heralded an even more dramatic downfall. Moving forward, BlackBerry is cooling its efforts on the consumer front, a market that proved notably unreceptive to the Canadian company’s wares; its share of the global smartphone market dropped from about 20% to less than 1% after it shifted its attention away from its business customers. Now it’s aiming to lure them back with its mostly unrivalled security capabilities.

    In the last quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, the company posted a surprise profit of $28 million, compared with a $148-million loss a year earlier. While revenue for that period dropped from $793 million to $660 million, BlackBerry reported positive cash flow of $76 million, along with a $3.27 billion cash balance, which matches the highest in the company’s history. “Our financial viability is no longer in question,” Chen said in March.

    Chen and his management team have aggressively slashed spending. In the last quarter, operating costs dropped more than 61% over the previous year. “Every company has areas you can tighten up, but in the case of BlackBerry, when we came in, there was a lot of opportunity all over the place,” says Beard. “We were just running hard to make things more efficient.” In some cases, that meant reducing its workforce, a process that remains ongoing—the company just indicated plans for more layoffs, though it hasn’t revealed how many (it currently has about 7,000 employees, down from a high of 20,000). In addition to a variety of belt-tightening measures implemented across departments, BlackBerry also put into motion a plan that had been in the works for a long time, outsourcing handset manufacturing to Taiwan-based FoxConn.

    “All of that’s happening at once, and you can see the result, where we were able last quarter to talk about positive cash flow and adding to our cash balance,” says Beard. That, in turn, means BlackBerry can snap up companies that will bolster the capabilities it’s pinning its recovery hopes on: offering superior security to enterprise customers across multiple platforms and devices. That’s a message the company is pushing hard to businesses, governments and “power professionals” with high security needs. “We want [them] to look at BlackBerry as the leader in securing their most important data,” says Beard.

    BlackBerry announced in April that it had acquired the data security company WatchDox to bolster its ability to secure files on any device. Late last year, it completed the acquisition of German voice encryption and anti-eavesdropping company Secusmart. “We’ve always been the best at securing email and securing messages,” says Beard. “Now we secure voice, and with WatchDox, we secure files.”

    It forged a partnership with Google Inc. to allow enterprises running BlackBerry’s BES12 software to integrate Google’s Android for Work tools. It also teamed up with Samsung Electronics to bring BlackBerry security capabilities to the smartphone maker’s handsets and tablets. That means BlackBerry can get its software out to a huge swath of customers, while Samsung can market its now-secure devices to the lucrative enterprise market. The company is also pursuing a strategy to provide security options for the Internet of Things, a move to connect everyday items to the Internet. Estimates suggest anywhere from 26 to 50 billion devices—everything from televisions to toasters—could be connected worldwide within five years, and making those connections secure will be a profitable business. It promises to be a highly competitive field, but given the company’s experience and expertise, BlackBerry aims to come out on top. “Other companies talk about security, but BlackBerry, for 25 years, has been doing it,” says Beard.

    While there are encouraging signs, only time will tell whether the strategy spells a true reversal of fortune. When it comes to engineering a turnaround, cost-cutting is the easy part, says Richard Tse, a technology analyst with Cormark Securities. It’s getting revenues back to where they should be that takes the hard work. “They’re still pretty early in it,” says Tse. “There’s still a long, long way to go.”

    Jan Dawson, chief analyst at Jackdaw Research, says that as BlackBerry looks toward a future as an enterprise software and services company, rather than a handset maker, it needs the same infrastructure as any of its competitors. “BlackBerry is doing the right thing, building all that up,” says Dawson. “However, that’s a long slog, and BlackBerry still has a lot of work to do to convince enterprises it’s still relevant and to educate them about its transition to a device-agnostic services company.”

    That transition won’t be easy: BlackBerry has little experience managing Android and iOS devices, and has a relatively small direct sales team and few exclusive distributors. “The way I tend to characterize BlackBerry at this point is that it was on the mountaintop a few years back and has now slid down into the valley beyond it,” says Dawson. “Ahead, there’s another mountain, but the top is clouded, and it’s impossible to see how high it is or whether BlackBerry can even successfully climb it.”

    Jeff Kagan, a U.S.-based analyst, remembers giving a speech back when BlackBerry was “unbeatable.” Smartphone rivals like Apple’s iPhone were just coming onto the market. “I warned BlackBerry, ‘This is your wake-up call. Do something now, before it’s too late,’” says Kagan. “They just didn’t believe it.” Now, with BlackBerry’s global market share hovering around 0.5%, its only way forward is on the enterprise and software sides, says Kagan. “I don’t think BlackBerry is ever going to see the days it had before, unless there’s a complete transformation in the industry.”

    Independent analyst Carmi Levy is more optimistic. The BlackBerry of today is a “radically different company” than the “disaster” Chen and his team took on 18 months ago, he says. BlackBerry left behind its dismal record in the consumer market and returned to the enterprise clientele that originally made it what it was. “It’s a perfect lesson in exploiting the markets where you can compete, and getting out of the markets where you know you can’t,” says Levy. “BlackBerry is no longer trying to be all things to all people.”

    But convincing the world that it has moved beyond its fall from grace will be tough. “The company really does have one of the more monumental branding challenges in Canadian business history ahead of it,” says Levy. “It has to convince a largely skeptical audience that it remains relevant, but in a very different way.… It’s that branding that will ultimately reconnect BlackBerry back to the market that made it successful in the first place.”

    Beard doesn’t disagree. The company needs to hammer home the message that it has changed, he says, from a BlackBerry device company to a “cross-platform solutions” company. “It’ll take time. That’s one of the challenges,” he says. And the others? “We need to be smart and make sure we stay focused on making money.”

    Beard says the company isn’t too concerned about the proliferation of opinions about it—the articles, the books, the chatter. It’s not looking to the past. “I need to be focused on moving forward. We like what we’re doing, and we understand that it’s going to be a lot of hard work; it’s going to take time. We’re all feeling good about where we’re going.” Asked where that would that be, in an ideal world, Beard doesn’t hesitate: “BlackBerry re-emerges as a clear global leader in mobile security and managing the Internet of Things. And everybody says, ‘Yep, they’re definitely one of the top players.’”
    06-29-15 09:13 AM
  9. 3MIKE's Avatar
    The word is slowly getting out there, here's another little clip from CNBC
    06-29-15 09:35 AM
  10. DaSchwantz's Avatar
    Wow, look at the Toronto action...

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    06-29-15 09:37 AM
  11. Andrew4life's Avatar
    We've broken down...... Everyone panic!

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    06-29-15 10:13 AM
  12. zyben's Avatar
    The A to Z of QNX in cars
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    QNX Auto Blog: The A to Z of QNX in cars
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    06-29-15 10:22 AM
  13. Corbu's Avatar
    06-29-15 10:25 AM
  14. jojowan's Avatar
    I am done with the share price, underperformed for a long while and it still underperform today

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    06-29-15 10:26 AM
  15. bungaboy's Avatar
    I know nothing about something, but if I knew something about nothing, what would that mean. Lol
    Means you're an Analcyst for D0uche Bank?
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    06-29-15 10:27 AM
  16. bungaboy's Avatar
    We've broken down...... Everyone panic!

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    I am done with the share price, underperformed for a long while and it still underperform today

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    06-29-15 10:30 AM
  17. Corbu's Avatar
    More on the health care theme (India):
    BlackBerry?s Prescription for Success in Healthcare | Express Computer

    Technology and mobility will play a crucial role in revolutionising the healthcare system and propelling the next phase of growth in India, says Annie Mathew, Director, Alliances and Business Development, BlackBerry. In conversation with Abhishek Raval.

    BlackBerry is planning to launch a healthcare platform in India. How is the project progressing?

    We are currently holding discussions with healthcare solution providers and hospitals regarding the trials of NantHealth Clinical OS and the integration of the devices and apps that healthcare facilities are using. BlackBerry sees immense potential in the healthcare sector. Recently we made an investment in NantHealth, whose IT solutions are installed in about 250 hospitals. The NantHealth platform connects more than 16,000 medical devices and collects 3 billion vital signs annually. The reliability, security and versatility of BlackBerrys end-to-end solutions will add incredible value to NantHealths solutions for the healthcare sector.

    In what ways is BlackBerry helping the Railway Hospital and Hiranandani Hospital to improve their services?

    The Railway Hospital is using Maestros Rhythms 247 eUNO, which has a remote ECG solution and securely transmits ECG data to medical professionals on their BlackBerry 10 device. This solution can be deployed across different scenarios of healthcare, including ambulances, community centers, primary health centres, and even in the homes of the patients. Hiranandani Hospital has implemented a mobile telemedicine application, which allows medical professionals to remotely monitor the patients health and provide care remotely. The mobile telemedicine app developed by UST Global, under the guidance of Hiranandani Hospital and BlackBerry India team, provides access to qualified doctors. Through telemedicine, the patients living in rural areas can gain access to quality treatments without having to travel to cities.

    How will the QNX and NantHealth acquisitions help in equipping BlackBerry for coming up with solutions that are specially targeted at the Indian healthcare sector?

    We believe technology and mobility will play a crucial role in revolutionising the healthcare system and propelling it to the next phase of growth in India. There is a huge urban-rural divide, when it comes to healthcare services. Healthcare teams deserve an easier way of treating patients in remote locations. The next generation of the NantHealth Box, which is a portable medical device for capturing and transmitting secure medical data between the patient, doctor and the hospital, will be powered by the QNX Software System, which is wholly owned by BlackBerry.

    In what ways is IoT transforming healthcare? What kind of changes can IoT bring in the ways by which the hospitals are managed?

    IoT is already incorporated in a broad range of healthcare applications. It is being deployed for the management of several healthcare issues, ranging from the cure of chronic diseases to preventing the disease. Hospitals are often understaffed and over-populated, but this is an issue that plagues the quality of healthcare in the entire world. Earlier it was difficult for the nurses and doctors to conduct round the clock monitoring of the patient, but with IoT the monitoring systems are easy to develop. For instance, the BlackBerry HBox makes it easy for the healthcare staff to gain access to the patients data.

    What kind of healthcare services can we expect from the BlackBerry Passport?

    BlackBerry Passport and NantHealth, have launched a genome browser on the Passport, which gives doctors access to the patients genetic data. Oncologists can view individual genetic alternations that make the patients disease unique. It also highlights the relevant treatment option.
    06-29-15 10:32 AM
  18. bbjdog's Avatar
    Means you're an Analcyst for D0uche Bank?
    Good one Bunga! Thanks for the laugh this morning!

    Anybody want me as their Analyst???????????

    Last edited by bbjdog; 06-29-15 at 10:57 AM.
    06-29-15 10:34 AM
  19. Corbu's Avatar
    IDC?s EMM analysis shows total market up 27% year on year at $1.4bn - Enterprise Apps Tech News

    IDC has put together its global enterprise mobility management (EMM) software analysis for 2014, and finds that while fragmentation continues, “the dust is starting to settle.”

    The overall market, according to the researchers, rose 27.2% year on year to hit $1.4 billion. AirWatch by VMware had the greatest market share, with 11.4%, up 78% year on year at an overall figure of $161.1 million. Good Technology ($136.8m, 9.7% share, up 55.3%), BlackBerry ($133.8m, 9.5% share, down 16.7%), MobileIron ($130.1m, 9.2%, up 26.2%) and Citrix ($114.2m, 8.1%, up 47.2%) completed the top five.

    Aside from the cold hard numbers, IDC takes a holistic approach to analysing the market. From the EMM vendors’ perspective, the report author, Stacy Crook notes, the point has been reached where most of the major acquisitions have been made – and if you have pricing advantages, that might not be enough in the long run to secure a customer base. Equally, the importance of the channel was noted in vendor go-to-market strategy.

    It is interesting to compare between IDC’s analysis and Gartner’s. In Gartner’s report, Microsoft had for the first time found a place in its ‘visionary’ section. Microsoft ranks eighth in IDC’s revenue table, while Symantec and Tangoe, two vendors who failed to make the cut in Gartner’s report, are placed 11th and 13th respectively. It’s also worth noting that Globo, a niche player in Gartner’s report, was the lowest of the 15 vendors assessed by IDC for market share, albeit with a 116.9% jump between 2013 and 2014.

    Yet despite this relatively low rank, Microsoft is selected by IDC as one of the five vendors who ‘shaped the year’. The report points to Microsoft’s size, and ability to tell an end-to-end device to backend infrastructure security story, as its key strengths. IDC cites AirWatch’s strengths as cloud and broad feature set, Good’s as the stickiness of its Good Dynamics platform, partnerships and secure productivity apps for Citrix, and Sophos’s channel-driven strategy.

    Some figures may raise an eyebrow, particularly BlackBerry’s position – despite its lost share – and that of Citrix. Earlier this month, Elliott Management, which owns 7.1% of Citrix stock, sent the Citrix board of directors an open letter stating the company’s operations and product portfolio “represent an opportunity for improvement of uniquely significant magnitude.”
    06-29-15 11:20 AM
  20. Bacon Munchers's Avatar
    I know nothing about something, but if I knew something about nothing, what would that mean. Lol
    Well if you ask me, not that you would ask me, but if you did ask me, I'd tell you to ask someone else.

    Does anyone think that this market is in crash mode? Perhaps this is what we have all been hearing about, and instead of a -30% overnight, we are getting a lesson on how to boil a frog.

    Nothing to contribute guys, but just a thought.
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    06-29-15 11:21 AM
  21. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Well if you ask me, not that you would ask me, but if you did ask me, I'd tell you to ask someone else.

    Does anyone think that this market is in crash mode? Perhaps this is what we have all been hearing about, and instead of a -30% overnight, we are getting a lesson on how to boil a frog.

    Nothing to contribute guys, but just a thought.
    The question is.... why would you want to boil a frog in the first place?
    06-29-15 11:37 AM
  22. SasBB's Avatar
    Does anyone think that this market is in crash mode? Perhaps this is what we have all been hearing about, and instead of a -30% overnight, we are getting a lesson on how to boil a frog.

    Nothing to contribute guys, but just a thought.
    Only around -1% in SPY. It still looks like normal pullback for me.
    If SPY is breaking 207, I will reconsider my opinion.
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    06-29-15 11:43 AM
  23. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Is that the "magic number" ?
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    06-29-15 12:00 PM
  24. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Is that a new 52WL ?
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    Chen's shopping and (moreover) employees incentives are going to be pretty cheap ...
    But to tell the truth, that's a blood sea on my screen right now.
    I'm glad my titanium attributes don't fear abrasion.

    Lady, ride me that full throttle please.
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    Last edited by Superfly_FR; 06-29-15 at 02:11 PM.
    06-29-15 12:15 PM
  25. morganplus8's Avatar
    Is that the "magic number" ?
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    Tomorrow is the last day of June, there is no reason to be selling BBRY after tomorrow. We did all of our trade in the first hour, the Greek news took down the DOW Jones but Gold is flat so this is one of those general market wait and see moments. If you watch the volume on BBRY, we had three times the volume on the "ask" side of the bid and now that has been cleaned out. June 29 is the first day that BB can begin purchasing stock, it doesn't mean they are purchasing stock at all. We won't know if they are in there unless someone reviews every trade per brokerage house and figures it out. The plan is such that they can buy stock for 20 days straight. Let's see what happens into the close.
    06-29-15 12:29 PM
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