1. Gnomesane's Avatar
    G&M puts a more positive spin on a potential BlackBerry sale. Didn't see it listed, apologies if someone already posted.

    BlackBerry is not Nokia. It still has unique and valuable assets - The Globe and Mail

    EXCERPT: "It is easy to compare BlackBerry, formerly Research in Motion, to Nokia. By some accounts, BlackBerry, which officially put itself up for sale on Monday, is in even worse shape because it lacks the marketing muscle or balance sheet heft of the (still big) Finnish company. But the comparison is misguided. BlackBerry is unique and highly desirable. Its chances of survival, albeit in the hands of another player, range from good to excellent. Anyone who bets that BlackBerry will not be blessed with a bidding war because its market share is embarrassingly small after six years of relentless erosion stands to leave a few bucks a share on the table."
    08-14-13 11:41 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    G & M wrote a positive BB piece???? Will miracles never cease! LOL
    08-14-13 12:02 PM
  3. sleepngbear's Avatar
    Why oh why do these publications insist on reporting that the company out itself up for sale.
    08-14-13 12:33 PM
  4. Gnomesane's Avatar
    Why oh why do these publications insist on reporting that the company out itself up for sale.
    Out of the three things announced, it sounds more desperate than saying they're looking for partners or to go private?
    08-14-13 03:33 PM
  5. anon1727506's Avatar
    G&M puts a more positive spin on a potential BlackBerry sale. Didn't see it listed, apologies if someone already posted.

    BlackBerry is not Nokia. It still has unique and valuable assets - The Globe and Mail

    EXCERPT: "It is easy to compare BlackBerry, formerly Research in Motion, to Nokia. By some accounts, BlackBerry, which officially put itself up for sale on Monday, is in even worse shape because it lacks the marketing muscle or balance sheet heft of the (still big) Finnish company. But the comparison is misguided. BlackBerry is unique and highly desirable. Its chances of survival, albeit in the hands of another player, range from good to excellent. Anyone who bets that BlackBerry will not be blessed with a bidding war because its market share is embarrassingly small after six years of relentless erosion stands to leave a few bucks a share on the table."

    If they are so "unique and highly desirable"...

    Why aren't people buying their devices?

    Why didn't someone buy out the company last year when the stock was at a all time low?










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    08-14-13 06:21 PM
  6. Gnomesane's Avatar
    Not an expert in stocks and corporations, but RIM wasn't interested in selling or exploring partnerships at the time so presumably it would have required a hostile takeover?

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    08-14-13 07:33 PM
  7. birdman_38's Avatar
    Why oh why do these publications insist on reporting that the company out itself up for sale.
    Because it did.
    08-15-13 12:42 AM
  8. birdman_38's Avatar
    Why didn't someone buy out the company last year when the stock was at a all time low?
    Why didn't Microsoft buy out Nokia when its stock was at an all time low? Because their financials were a mess.

    There's more to it than we'll ever know as to why BlackBerry didn't change hands last year.
    08-15-13 12:45 AM
  9. Gnomesane's Avatar
    Why didn't Microsoft buy out Nokia when its stock was at an all time low? Because their financials were a mess.

    There's more to it than we'll ever know as to why BlackBerry didn't change hands last year.
    So what's your position on BlackBerry personally?
    08-15-13 12:58 AM
  10. birdman_38's Avatar
    So what's your position on BlackBerry personally?
    What do you mean specifically?
    08-15-13 01:09 AM
  11. anon1727506's Avatar
    Not an expert in stocks and corporations, but RIM wasn't interested in selling or exploring partnerships at the time so presumably it would have required a hostile takeover?

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    Back in JUNE 2012.... RIM sent out a notice that:

    “RIM has hired advisers to help the Company examine ways to leverage the BlackBerry platform through partnerships, licensing opportunities and strategic business model alternatives. As CEO Thorsten Heins said on the Company’s fourth-quarter earnings call, ‘We believe the best way to drive value for our stakeholders is to execute on our plan to turn the company around.’ This remains true.”
    They were EXPLORING anything they could back then, but don't think they "wanted" a buyer at that time. There were LOT of rumors of "talks" with other companies, but most likely this was "buzz" to keep the stock from falling any further than is was at that time.

    But the question is did they say NO to anyone that they now would say YES to?
    08-15-13 09:38 AM
  12. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    Expecting one or more offers, including one offer to take bbry private with sale at 18 share +.... lots of value there....

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    08-15-13 11:25 AM
  13. Gnomesane's Avatar
    Back in JUNE 2012.... RIM sent out a notice that:



    They were EXPLORING anything they could back then, but don't think they "wanted" a buyer at that time. There were LOT of rumors of "talks" with other companies, but most likely this was "buzz" to keep the stock from falling any further than is was at that time.

    But the question is did they say NO to anyone that they now would say YES to?
    Like I said, I'm not an expert. Guess we'll see what happens in the coming months.

    Personally, I'm unsure what's going to happen. I don't share your confidence either way.
    08-17-13 01:41 AM
  14. Gnomesane's Avatar
    What do you mean specifically?
    How do you feel about BlackBerry, the company, and the direction they've taken with the new OS, etc? Are you generally negative on their new direction or positive? You seem pretty negative, so I thought I'd ask.
    08-17-13 01:47 AM
  15. birdman_38's Avatar
    How do you feel about BlackBerry, the company, and the direction they've taken with the new OS, etc? Are you generally negative on their new direction or positive? You seem pretty negative, so I thought I'd ask.
    Well thanks for asking lol. BlackBerry has done some pretty amazing things like launching an overhauled OS and reaching out to devs worldwide on a grassroots level. BB10 had so much potential but misstep after misstep prevented it from gaining traction.

    In terms of this week's developments, it could go either way. The best case scenario is a new buyer with a focus on customer satisfaction and helping BB10 reach its full potential in the marketplace. Worst case is a takeover and BlackBerry 10 disappears a short time later, like HP did with Palm.
    08-17-13 08:31 AM
  16. ankush77's Avatar
    BB and Nokia are and will be totally two different companies ,but yes both have had their worst times,Nokia seems to survive with cash rich Microsoft hand on it but will BB?????
    08-17-13 02:47 PM

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