View Poll Results: Did you buy shares ?

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  1. W Hoa's Avatar
    OT
    Currently special order, but come Friday.... Also, anecdotally, was passing a mall kiosk run by Wirelesswave yesterday and they knew all about the Priv and when it would be available.

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    11-02-15 08:43 AM
  2. ZayDub's Avatar
    OT:

    HALO seems to be back at it again today! Up 4.5% today already!

    BBM Channel: C002165D3 Tour 9630 > Bold 9650 > Q10 > Playbook > Classic AND Passport SE!!!
    11-02-15 09:07 AM
  3. morganplus8's Avatar
    OT:

    HALO seems to be back at it again today! Up 4.5% today already!

    BBM Channel: C002165D3 Tour 9630 > Bold 9650 > Q10 > Playbook > Classic AND Passport SE!!!
    You have the IBB Index above its 50-dma last week, it dropped back to test it on Friday and held and today it has confirmed that the biotech sector is bullish again. This means that HALO is done on the downside, hopefully many of you took advantage of the drop to $ 13.00 and loaded up? The only way that HALO drops is if they report poor numbers, a pipeline problem etc., or, the general market turns markedly negative. Looks good on that basis. This holds true for all biotech stocks now so you will see them all start moving up so that none of them represent an unfair discount to the other.

    BBRY has confirmed its move above the 50-dma as well, it is trying to breakout of that line that I have been drawing as resistance over the past couple of months. Give it a chance today as this news is big enough to have some short-covering take place along with new positions established in the stock. A close above $ 7.38/shr would be very bullish for me, I think we can do better though.
    11-02-15 09:16 AM
  4. Corbu's Avatar
    11-02-15 09:25 AM
  5. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Now I want everyone to stop what they are doing, get out of that lazy chair and do the happy dance because this is wonderful news for BlackBerry!!
    Morgan, your desire is our ...

    clap your hands ...
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    ... and stomp your feet

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    Oh, well ... let's jam again !



    Edit :
    awwwww ... definitly good vibes in those JB's Youtube vibes
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    11-02-15 09:44 AM
  6. Uzi's Avatar
    11-02-15 10:14 AM
  7. Corbu's Avatar
    Allow me...



    +
    https://www.att.com/cellphones/blackberry/priv.html

    Available exclusively from AT&T in the U.S.
    Legendary BlackBerry security combined with Android™ technology provides access to a large number of Google Play™ store apps
    Touch and type with authentic BlackBerry SmartSlide keyboard integrated in a slim, ergonomic design
    Exclusive DTEK™ by BlackBerry security system monitors your apps to provide you with the power of privacy
    Schneider-Kreuznach certified 18MP dual-flash camera engineered for performance
    Large 3410mAh battery to power you through the busiest of days
    BlackBerry Hub integrates your messages into one app
    11-02-15 10:17 AM
  8. Uzi's Avatar
    https://amp.twimg.com/v/e3ab5b64-e6e...7-b054ef95a048

    And really nice video! Love it on par with cpw unboxing video
    11-02-15 10:19 AM
  9. Munx's Avatar
    BlackBerry Pins Hopes for First Android Device Priv on Security Cachet

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/blackber...het-1446480000

    Posted via CB10
    rarsen and Corbu like this.
    11-02-15 10:22 AM
  10. Corbu's Avatar
    1:25 version


    3:47 version
    11-02-15 10:25 AM
  11. Corbu's Avatar
    For those who can't access the WSJ:

    BlackBerry Pins Hopes for First Android Device Priv on Security Cachet

    Once dominant smartphone maker betting its encryption technology will stand out in crowded field

    By BEN DUMMETT
    Nov. 2, 2015 11:00 a.m. ET

    BlackBerry Ltd., struggling to revive its moribund smartphone business, is betting its expertise in mobile security will help distinguish the company’s first Android device from a crowded field.

    BlackBerry expects to start shipping its new Priv later this month, marking a strategic shift for the fallen tech star. The company relied on its own operating system and qwerty keyboard to once dominate the smartphone market by offering secure devices that made typing and emailing easier for bankers, lawyers and other professionals.

    But as consumers moved on to the sleeker designs and greater number of apps offered by alternative devices, BlackBerry’s market share has plummeted to a level that is pushing the Waterloo, Ontario, company to adopt the most widely used smartphone operating system to attract new customers.

    The Priv is meant to stand out among rival Android phones by incorporating BlackBerry’s encryption technology that is still considered the gold standard for mobile security by many governments and industries, and its productivity tools such as the company’s unified inbox that brings together a user’s email, text and other messages in one place. Applying this technology to Android is significant because BlackBerry had previously indicated that its own operating system was the best platform for offering those advantages and a move to Android could undermine that.

    The challenge for the Canadian company is convincing consumers and business to buy a premium-priced phone when today’s dominant smartphone makers Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. are adding more security to their latest handsets, and more employers allow workers to use their personal smartphones on the job, some analysts and industry executives say.

    “The percentage of [Apple] devices under management continues to increase,” among corporations that Mobi Wireless Management Inc. works with, the company’s president, Mitch Black, said. Based in Indianapolis, Ind., Mobi Wireless offers software that allows companies to control all components of their corporate networks from a central point.

    BlackBerry has a lot riding on Priv’s success. The company has released three new devices powered by its own operating system since September 2014, part of an effort to regain business from its traditional enterprise customers after a move the prior year into the consumer market fell flat. While BlackBerry has touted the productivity and security features of these smartphones, the company’s device business remains under pressure. For the quarter ended Aug. 29, hardware revenue dropped almost 24% from the prior quarter.

    BlackBerry is largely counting on sales of higher margin mobile security software and services for enterprise customers to reignite growth. But a profitable handset business would give this strategy more time to gain traction.

    Smartphone markers rely heavily on carriers to sell devices through the mobile phone companies’ retail stores to reach the broadest audience possible. As BlackBerrys fell out of favor with consumers, the company lost a lot of this support, further hurting device sales. BlackBerry says it is regaining carrier confidence. AT&T Inc. is among BlackBerry’s distributors for the Passport device that was launched in September 2014. And AT&T as well as Verizon Communications Inc. are among the carriers that offer the company’s Classic smartphone, also introduced last year.

    AT&T will sell Priv, but not Verizon, Sprint Corp. and U.S. Cellular Corp., limiting the potential size of customers for the device. By comparison, Samsung had support of AT&T, Verizon and U.S. Cellular among others when it launched its Galaxy S6 Edge device earlier this year.

    Marty Beard, BlackBerry’s chief operating officer, declined to comment on whether any of these carriers would ultimately offer the phone but said the company plans to announce new distributions agreements in the near future.

    In September, John Chen, BlackBerry’s chief executive, said the lack of social media and entertainment apps many consumers covet had hindered sales of the company’s latest of handsets. BlackBerry’s small share of the global smartphone market—which stands at less than 1%—deters developers from making applications that run on BlackBerry’s operating system because they can’t make much money from the effort. The Priv won’t suffer from that disadvantage. By using Alphabet Inc.’s Android operating system, the device comes loaded with the Google Play store, giving users access to about three times more apps than available on BlackBerry’s current crop of phones.

    The device, which offers a 5.4-inch dual-curved screen, also gives users the option of using a touch screen or slide-out keyboard for typing.

    “Priv will be the answer for former BlackBerry users who miss the physical keyboard but want more apps,” Mr. Chen said in a post on BlackBerry’s official blog.

    The Priv, though, faces a crowded field of competitors, with about 83% of all smartphones powered by Android. To distinguish itself among this group, BlackBerry has loaded the inside of the device with new encryption technology to better protect data stored on the device and guard against tampering of the operating system by hackers. It also includes an alert system to tell users when social media apps are tracking their locations.

    BlackBerry rivals Samsung, the world’s largest seller of Android devices, and Apple, have also tried to beef up security of their devices. Apple has made it harder to crack its pass codes by lengthening the number of digits required to access its phones and added a security layer to protect a user’s documents, photos and other data. Meanwhile, Samsung’s new handsets come with the South Korean tech giant’s Knox security platform that is used to separate personal and work data to ensure corporate security and employee privacy.

    At $699, the Priv is in some cases more than $100 cheaper than prices for Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge + devices, while it falls between the $649 price for Apple iPhone 6s and $749 for iPhone 6s Plus.

    “Why would you swap,” when the importance of security for users has become less clear as more employees use their personal phones for work, said David McQueen, an analyst at ABI Research.
    sidhuk, rarsen, Mecca EL and 8 others like this.
    11-02-15 10:29 AM
  12. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    ATT: did I read "exclusive for the U.S" ?

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    11-02-15 10:42 AM
  13. Corbu's Avatar
    Yes you did.

    From above:

    AT&T will sell Priv, but not Verizon, Sprint Corp. and U.S. Cellular Corp., limiting the potential size of customers for the device. By comparison, Samsung had support of AT&T, Verizon and U.S. Cellular among others when it launched its Galaxy S6 Edge device earlier this year.

    Marty Beard, BlackBerry’s chief operating officer, declined to comment on whether any of these carriers would ultimately offer the phone but said the company plans to announce new distributions agreements in the near future.
    11-02-15 10:44 AM
  14. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    S.A Editor Eric Jhonsa pretty positive on Good's acquisition :

    BlackBerry's (BBRY +0.4%) $425M purchase of fellow enterprise mobility management (EMM) software vendor Good Technology is officially on the books. BlackBerry reiterates it expects Good to produce ~$160M in GAAP revenue (accounts for a deferred revenue write-down) in the first year after closing.

    John Chen: "The Good and BlackBerry solutions are very complementary ... Combined, BlackBerry solves one of the biggest challenges for CIOs - to securely manage all types of deployment models for any device operating system platform, whether on-premise or in the cloud." An IDC analyst is quoted as saying Good "brings additional value to the BlackBerry platform by offering strong application containerization on iOS and Android, and will provide solutions to containerize custom and third-party applications."
    The deal generally saw positive reactions when announced in September, with analysts praising Good's large enterprise base (over 6,200 organizations), iOS positioning, and developer ecosystem. Some questions were raised about the challenges involved in integrating Good's platform with BES.

    BlackBerry closes $425M Good Technology acquisition - BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ:BBRY) | Seeking Alpha
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    11-02-15 10:44 AM
  15. morganplus8's Avatar
    1:25 version


    3:47 version
    Man, I would like to have this on my Passport! I use two BB 10 phones, one is a US number and the other is Canadian. It would be nice to have one with Android and one as it is. Come on BB, open this up to a Passport too.
    11-02-15 10:49 AM
  16. kellyweng88's Avatar
    damn! what about the Verizon version. hope they will unveil the Verizon version in 2016 at least
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    11-02-15 11:03 AM
  17. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Marketing ? Make it happen, John & Marty !

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    Edit: link to ubergizmo article (deep pockets game ?) : https://t.co/tg6dTu36q8
    Last edited by Superfly_FR; 11-02-15 at 11:17 AM.
    11-02-15 11:05 AM
  18. W Hoa's Avatar
    Whoa, whoa, whoa! PRIV sales

    Preorders began last month, and Beard said initial sales top anything in recent memory, though he didn’t provide any specific numbers.

    “Relative to Passport, Classic and Leap, and [over the] same time frame, this is magnitudes better than those launches,” Beard said, adding that for the first time in ages, BlackBerry could have more demand than supply for a product.

    “I’m a little worried about making sure I have enough,” said Beard, who is also in charge of BlackBerry’s manufacturing operations. “It’s a good problem to have.”
    BlackBerry's Phone Future Hinges on Priv's Success | Re/code

    Also from the article

    Beard says BlackBerry will aggressively market the Priv, giving it a far larger marketing budget than other recent devices, such as the BB10-based Classic, Leap and Passport.
    11-02-15 11:10 AM
  19. W Hoa's Avatar
    AT&T will sell BlackBerry's Priv starting November 6th for $250 on-contract | The Verge

    (hater site: exercise caution)
    Last edited by W Hoa; 11-02-15 at 11:47 AM.
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    11-02-15 11:30 AM
  20. sidhuk's Avatar
    This is a BlackBerry haters site. Wouldn't wanna give him click. Lol


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    11-02-15 11:34 AM
  21. peteberry12's Avatar
    Mixed feelings on the AT&T exclusivity. It's encouraging to hear that they are carrying it at launch and in stores (according to the re-code article). Also encouraging to hear from the COO regarding early sales and future marketing. Certainly hopeful that the AT&T exclusivity is short-term and that all major US carriers eventually carry the PRIV in stores. I speculate that this is the case, especially if there is some decent demand showing early from AT&T. The US market is crucial with respect to both sales and brand repair and carrier support is essential in the near to medium-term at the latest. Kudos to everyone for the news, looking forward to launch and more info directly from BlackBerry
    11-02-15 11:37 AM
  22. peteberry12's Avatar
    Or should I say non-traditional launch?

    Over the coming weeks, BlackBerry will unveil a marketing campaign it says forgoes the traditional launch event in favour of spending on advertising throughout the crucial holiday shopping season.
    https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/st...164440755.html
    11-02-15 11:40 AM
  23. q649's Avatar
    Whoa, whoa, whoa! PRIV sales

    BlackBerry's Phone Future Hinges on Priv's Success | Re/code

    Also from the article
    Hope it's true and not just PR talk. Also hoping that Beard knows what "magnitudes" means.
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    11-02-15 12:14 PM
  24. W Hoa's Avatar
    Hope it's true and not just PR talk. Also hoping that Beard knows what "magnitudes" means.
    Given that what he says could be material to the share price I would think he speaks the truth.
    11-02-15 12:24 PM
  25. helopilot06's Avatar
    Mixed feelings on the AT&T exclusivity. It's encouraging to hear that they are carrying it at launch and in stores (according to the re-code article). Also encouraging to hear from the COO regarding early sales and future marketing. Certainly hopeful that the AT&T exclusivity is short-term and that all major US carriers eventually carry the PRIV in stores. I speculate that this is the case, especially if there is some decent demand showing early from AT&T. The US market is crucial with respect to both sales and brand repair and carrier support is essential in the near to medium-term at the latest. Kudos to everyone for the news, looking forward to launch and more info directly from BlackBerry
    I think they will have exclusivity for a period. And them other carriers will get it. I've spoken with t-mobile and they said they plan to carry it but wouldn't give a time frame.

    Posted via crackberry10 on my new Z30!
    11-02-15 12:26 PM
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