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  1. OMGitworks's Avatar
    So his parents don't have tospend time to "parent" him.
    My son insists the latest Call of Duty maps, FIFA and other updates are a Constitutional right.
    bungaboy and lcjr like this.
    03-25-13 05:16 PM
  2. MoolahMitch's Avatar
    Be happy guys, I spent the first 8yrs of my life growing up in a backwater town called Battersea in Jamaica. There is always someone worse off than you
    03-25-13 05:16 PM
  3. erodenero's Avatar
    Be happy guys, I spent the first 8yrs of my life growing up in a backwater town called Battersea in Jamaica. There is always someone worse off than you
    Yup unless you bought RIM in 2007, then you'd be hard pressed to find someone worse off than you
    03-25-13 05:22 PM
  4. EvanRitch's Avatar
    I'm looking to pick up a different stock, at a nice discount. Its taking my focus, trying to sneak sneak a low bid and hope it hits.
    03-25-13 05:23 PM
  5. gohan_bcc's Avatar
    Hey what time is earnings call on Thursday!?
    03-25-13 05:31 PM
  6. cjcampbell's Avatar
    Hey what time is earnings call on Thursday!?
    I believe it's at 8 but that's going off of memory, which isn't always perfect.
    Charles Martin1 and BThunderW like this.
    03-25-13 05:33 PM
  7. bungaboy's Avatar
    My son insists the latest Call of Duty maps, FIFA and other updates are a Constitutional right.
    So it sleeping outdoors . . . . . . if they don't like the rules indoors!
    03-25-13 05:34 PM
  8. DIA.NSA.CIA's Avatar
    Well...BBRY Short interest positions as of 15MAR13 will be posted after 4 PM on the 26th of March...
    03-25-13 05:36 PM
  9. erodenero's Avatar
    I'm looking to pick up a different stock, at a nice discount. Its taking my focus, trying to sneak sneak a low bid and hope it hits.
    im looking at AMD right now, dont know how they'll do but theyre looking heavily discounted at 2.51
    wondering if its worth it with all the competition from mobile chip manufacturers and intel. Wonder if AMD will decide they want to go mobile or something, anyway, im doing my research atm but it may be worth looking into.
    03-25-13 05:37 PM
  10. bungaboy's Avatar
    Hey what time is earnings call on Thursday!?

    BlackBerry to Announce Year-End and Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results on Thursday, March 28th, 2013

    Please note pre-market press release and conference call start time to accommodate closed markets on Good Friday, March 29th.

    Feb 26, 2013
    Waterloo, ON – BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) will be reporting results for the fourth quarter and year-end of fiscal 2013 on March 28, 2013. A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-800-814-4859 or through your BlackBerry 10 smartphone, personal computer or BlackBerry PlayBook™ tablet at Investor Events - Canada.

    A replay of the conference call will also be available at approximately 10 am by dialing (+1)416-640-1917 and entering pass code 4501383# or by clicking the link above on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone, personal computer or BlackBerry PlayBook™ tablet. This replay will be available until midnight ET April 11, 2013.

    Scheduled Quarterly Results Conference calls for FY 2013

    Q4: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 8am ET

    Scheduled Quarterly Results Conference calls for FY 2014

    Q1: Friday, June 28, 2013, before markets open

    Q2: Friday, September 27, 2013, before markets open

    Q3: Friday, December 20, 2013, before markets open

    Q4: Friday, March 28, 2014, before markets open
    03-25-13 05:42 PM
  11. gohan_bcc's Avatar
    Fiscal 2013 - Fourth Quarter and Year-end Earnings Call
    March 28, 2013
    8:00 AM (ET)
    Where did you find this haha google was not my friend on that one lol. Thanks btw!
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    03-25-13 05:43 PM
  12. Robinson7D's Avatar
    Where did you find this haha google was not my friend on that one lol. Thanks btw!
    Here's a link to the Reuters PR that confirms 8AM on March 28th:
    BlackBerry to Announce Year-End and Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results on Thursday, March 28th, 2013<BB.TO> | Reuters
    03-25-13 05:47 PM
  13. DIA.NSA.CIA's Avatar
    Hey what time is earnings call on Thursday!?
    All the details are here...

    http://forums.crackberry.com/bbry-f3...ml#post8051815

    Waterloo, ON – BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) will be reporting results for the fourth quarter and year-end of fiscal 2013 on March 28, 2013. A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-800-814-4859 or through your BlackBerry 10 smartphone, personal computer or BlackBerry PlayBook™ tablet at Investor Events - Canada .


    A replay of the conference call will also be available at approximately 10 am by dialing (+1)416-640-1917 and entering pass code 4501383# or by clicking the link above on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone, personal computer or BlackBerry PlayBook™ tablet. This replay will be available until midnight ET April 11, 2013.
    03-25-13 05:49 PM
  14. Charles Martin1's Avatar
    03-25-13 05:55 PM
  15. erodenero's Avatar
    just a question to all the Z10 owner stockberrians, I dont know if this is only happening to me, but when I attempt to exit Angry Birds star wars, it takes like 50 swipes before it turns into an active frame on some occasions...sometimes it works right away...im wondering if its an issue with this app or the phone i have
    Didnt really wanna make a new thread on this lol, sorry to go off topic.
    03-25-13 05:57 PM
  16. ItsTheBox's Avatar
    Got back in today however only 1/4 of what I had last week. Still uncertain about the er. I think they will beat but anticipating the bears to put out their usual bs. If I were to put in a buy order if it reaches +3% in premarket on Thursday do you think it would blow past it if the numbers are good? bthunder, you sold half your stake last time, how about this time?
    03-25-13 06:03 PM
  17. Bugmapper's Avatar
    just a question to all the Z10 owner stockberrians, I dont know if this is only happening to me, but when I attempt to exit Angry Birds star wars, it takes like 50 swipes before it turns into an active frame on some occasions...sometimes it works right away...im wondering if its an issue with this app or the phone i have
    Didnt really wanna make a new thread on this lol, sorry to go off topic.
    Dunno how you are doing it but I find that it is best to turn the phone portrait before I swipe. Landscape swipe up is less effective.

    Posted via CB10 on a BLACK Z10!
    erodenero likes this.
    03-25-13 06:04 PM
  18. Charles Martin1's Avatar
    just a question to all the Z10 owner stockberrians, I dont know if this is only happening to me, but when I attempt to exit Angry Birds star wars, it takes like 50 swipes before it turns into an active frame on some occasions...sometimes it works right away...im wondering if its an issue with this app or the phone i have
    Didnt really wanna make a new thread on this lol, sorry to go off topic.
    Dunno. I've had no problems with it.
    erodenero likes this.
    03-25-13 06:05 PM
  19. Markymark 23's Avatar
    Hello fun-loving optimists, I've come out of my cave to take a peek and it's not so bad at all as some of you have said. Had to catch up on reading since turning off the world this morning and it's only gonna get better from here. There's so much positive to come in the days/weeks/months/years ahead that I slapped myself today for worrying about "right now" which is not the prettiest but hey, it's a part of the game as you experienced members say.

    Now someone earlier mentioned Crown Royal. What a wonderful way to celebrate yet another attempt at being positive. Thanks for the suggestion sir! And Morgan...thank-you. I'm raising the first Crown for you.

    PS. I will never make a call on AT&T's network when I'm traveling in the U.S. There, now that should fix 'em.
    03-25-13 06:10 PM
  20. BThunderW's Avatar
    Did you cash in on the jump today or in it long term?

    Hey there Thunder, go easy on my other stock! lol. You're right though.
    03-25-13 06:40 PM
  21. erodenero's Avatar
    Dunno how you are doing it but I find that it is best to turn the phone portrait before I swipe. Landscape swipe up is less effective.

    Posted via CB10 on a BLACK Z10!
    Thanks fellas,
    i'll may try reinstalling as it only seems to be who is having this issue.
    Thanks for the help though, much appreciated
    03-25-13 06:42 PM
  22. bungaboy's Avatar
    Be happy guys, I spent the first 8yrs of my life growing up in a backwater town called Battersea in Jamaica. There is always someone worse off than you
    Looks like about 50-60 miles from Negril.

    I spent a wonderful week there years ago at a little place called The Bar-B-Barn on Negril Beach. I loved Jamaica and will always remember her.
    03-25-13 06:56 PM
  23. bungaboy's Avatar
    Lengthy but a nice read.

    Conspiracy Theory... BlackBerry?

    Mar 25 2013, 19:47 by: Alan Castell | about: BBRY Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. (More...)

    About 6 months ago, prior to the first article I wrote on Seeking Alpha, I would catch up on information of the then coming BB10 products through typical Google searches and certain fan sites. My incentive was to educate myself as to what choices to make for my own company, a small technical support/communications company that I started a few years ago after being in the same industry for 25 years of my life. We were currently on the existing BlackBerry Bold/BES 5 combination, and RIM (as they were known at the time) had just delayed the release of the first products again and had taken the resulting stock hits as part of that announcement.

    My dilemma was that I had to make decisions for the direction that my company would take, and the outlook was getting bleak for RIM. The options out there were iOS and the iPhone 4/5, and Android running on some flavor of hardware. Should we stick it out and see if there really was something behind what RIM was working on?

    Because I deal with customer information that can be considered private, I have always put security of that information as a priority when it came to features needed in my smartphone.

    Sure, I wanted to move to the more feature filled, altered life, experienced through the eyes of an addled iPhone or Android owner. I wanted to have access to any application, whether it was for communications, entertainment, or funny noises. My dilemma was always keeping one thing front and center: Security. Maybe I was okay accepting that all my texts could be looked at, and the phone numbers I called and received calls from, were tracked.

    I wasn't okay with my email being open to this. BBM had become a tool that I used to communicate with my staff, business partner, wife, and children. Those are private communications. Customers that used BlackBerry devices were given my pin number, and we used these tools to better the way we communicated with our customers. Our friends. Our families. I enjoyed knowing that those conversations were private. I don't recall ever reading about a breakdown in the security provided by RIM. If you read their history, you will see that they came from a background that was in the lead position from the beginning and in my eyes, still is today.

    I stayed with BlackBerry, tiring out Bold 9900s in most cases, but only suffering in the apps and screen real estate departments, still holding our own when it came to communication, both delivery and receipt.

    February 5th rolled around and finally, we were able to get our hands on a device that had been in the hands of a select few. Leading up to the launch, in a phone call with someone from BlackBerry who had been using the smartphone for awhile, said to me:

    "It is by far the best smartphone I have ever had. I always wanted to try an Android phone, have played with some friends', and like it. My issue was I know from being in this industry how open those platforms are. When you get one of these phones Alan, you'll see what I mean after using it for a few days. See if you can go back."

    There was not only a sense of pride in how he said it, but a life that reflected good on a company that had been through some very hard times. A fall from grace that would be hard to recover from. The fact that they are here competing is a testament to the will and ability of the current group. Just for being here, they have my applause.

    Now leading up to that launch, BlackBerry (BBRY) stock had been rising from a low under 12 at the beginning of this year to a high of almost 18, but the trend was a growth leading up to the launch. There are three main parties that always get mentioned, and a fourth that can probably be considered a disappointment, Microsoft (MSFT) with WP8. I think the broad disappointment with Windows 8 and almost a reluctance to upgrade, may have hurt their chances in this race. The association is obviously there. Two of the parties, owners of a very significant part of the market, are Google (GOOG) with a lot of Samsung's help, and Apple (AAPL). These are companies with a very devout following, and the majority of the OS' that control this space.

    There is no reason for me to prove that the open structure of Android is what makes the environment wrong for security. There is also no reason for me to make a case that BlackBerry is more secure an environment than Apple. Anyone debating that to themselves needs to do some research before finishing this article. Ask any true IT professional that simple question: "What is more secure? BlackBerry, Apple, or Android?" It is an easy majority for BlackBerry. The same way you could ask what has the most apps, even the most useful apps, and probably also the most useless apps, the answer would be Apple or Android. These are measurable variables that don't need to be based on opinion. The research is out there.

    In my opinion, there were two main reasons that BlackBerry lost the market position they once had. First was their failure to accept the changes that were brewing, and they under estimated the product that Apple had released into the market. They could have been like Samsung and started to develop a product based on the same concepts put forward by Apple. Touch Samsung didn't have to develop and maintain an operating system. It was provided for them. They didn't have an A list of clientele that used their products like RIM did. Clients such as government agencies, military personnel, and Fortune 500 companies who depended upon what they had become accustomed to. Fast delivery of email, and a device built to communicate securely. Making a whole scale change wasn't going to be easy, and the current OS couldn't compete.

    BlackBerry fell into the trap of providing what was currently successful, but not scalable, to devices that current customers wanted. The Storm and Torch weren't up to the competition that was iPhone version X and Android on almost any device. The desertion was massive because the growing users of smartphones cared more about apps and features than they did about security and private fast communication.

    BlackBerry needed to reboot while staying viable enough to hold a base level of customers. They did this quite well under the circumstances.

    Now here is where things stopped making sense to me.

    BlackBerry announces a security vulnerability that they had already patched on a version they didn't even support anymore, and their stock goes down. This affected nobody. Nobody. This is a feel good. BlackBerry disclosed it. It wasn't discovered.

    In comparison...

    ...We have the iOS 6.1 problems that saw battery drain and caused servers to overwork. Whether Apple likes it or not, Exchange is the dominant server in the workplace. There is no excuse for a version 6.X of anything making this type of mistake. Their was relatively no noise about this. This affected potentially millions.

    There are a lot of examples of this in the last few years. The service interruption that RIM went through in September of 2012 that saw a 7% drop of shares that day. This service interruption was for 3 hours, and affected a small percentage of their customers.

    In December of last year, Google experienced an outage across many different services and almost nobody commented.

    Samsung releases the Galaxy S4, having built up hype with eye scrolling and tracking, only to release it with head tracking instead. If this was BlackBerry, then there would have been much more media on the disappointment that seemed to disappear when it was Android and Samsung. The fact that Apple used a proprietary connecter, again, leaving behind millions of devices and already loyal users being forced to buy adapters or new devices. This would be chastised if it had been on the latest BlackBerry device. Instead, BlackBerry uses standard USB micro and micro HDMI, but gets no accolades.

    Apple this year had their flagship device hacked and declined to respond to questions. How many could this potentially affect? How many people haven't heard about it?

    When you follow the plight of one company as you struggle to make decisions for your own, you start to notice how biased the media, especially North American media, truly is.

    Why is BlackBerry not being looked upon as the comeback kid? I own the Z10. It isn't perfect, but that title belongs to no smartphone past or current. It is better, in my eyes much better, than both iPhone and flagship Android devices. I have yet to notice any lag or slowdown with multiple email accounts, one BES and one POP, Facebook, LinkedIn, BBM, Text, Twitter, and notifications all present in the Hub. Speaking of the Hub, good luck finding anything out there that competes with the speed and efficiency of this structure.

    I have had no battery issues getting a full day easily with regular use. I have an extra battery that I can slip into my pocket if I was ever running close. Construction is fantastic and after just one update, almost all quirks have been ironed out.

    Still, we have naysayers about AT&T's (T) launch, not realizing that BlackBerry has never been about the 6 block line ups. BlackBerry is more about the pre ordered and work ordered business that they have perfected over all previous generations. I have personally seen a lot of small businesses switching to the latest smartphone with complete love for the device. I have not heard one negative comment from over 15 people I know personally that have the Z10. All of them work in a business environment that stays connected with their staff.

    In the past, media could control our overall opinion, as they were the conduit to our information. With the massive access to communication that we all have, I am hoping that people will see a high percentage of the reviews for what they are.

    Afraid.

    BlackBerry has a very strong group of 80,000,000 users. Those were the ones that hung on. They are fans not because of the apps. Not because of the aluminum and glass. Not because of the 12 MP camera. They are fans because of the structure. Because of the attention to the core concepts that a portable device of this importance should carry:

    Responsiveness.

    Security.

    Speed.

    Ease of use.

    Standards.

    Commitment.

    BlackBerry has shown all of these. As to why North American media continues to be negative on this tested manufacturer? I am still baffled.

    Do yourself a favor. Find someone that has a Z10 and ask them what they think. Then ask them to give you a 10 minute lesson in the core concepts.

    Hub. Flow. Peek. Balance. (if they have that installed)

    Feel the materials and how easy it is to hold. Type on the keyboard that learns to fix your mistakes and has been universally acknowledged as being the best touch keyboard on the market. See how easy it is to go from place to place and do the things you need a smartphone to do.

    Do yourself that favor first before committing your money one way or another. The more people that see what a great device BlackBerry has designed, built, and distributed, the better the chance that we can have a feel good story that is truly deserved.

    Additional disclosure: My intention is to provide my opinions from within the IT industry and my views as the owner of an IT Support and Communications company. My first smartphone was a Windows based Treo and I currently use a BlackBerry Z10.
    03-25-13 07:17 PM
  24. lcjr's Avatar
    My son insists the latest Call of Duty maps, FIFA and other updates are a Constitutional right.
    Excellent excuse to make him read the Constitution and Bill of Rights so he knows what his rights really are and how they came to be. Ah yes, reminds me of my law classes.
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    03-25-13 07:24 PM
  25. Ndogg099's Avatar
    Add me to the stock groups I would love to join my PIN:24CBD718

    Posted via CB10
    03-25-13 07:29 PM
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