1. michjarv's Avatar
    found this on BGR blogs this morning.......when will it stop.....

    BlackBerry 10 reportedly delayed until March, near-term licensing deals deemed unlikely
    from BGR | Boy Genius Report by Dan Graziano
    RIM BlackBerry 10 Release Date

    Research in Motion (RIMM) had initially planned to launch its BlackBerry 10 smartphones in the third quarter this year, but delays pushed the release date back to early 2013. According to one analyst, the first BlackBerry 10 devices wont be available until even later next year though in a research note to investors on Tuesday, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said that RIMs first BlackBerry 10 phone might not launch until March.

    We had hoped for a January launch but now see a March launch as more likely, he wrote. Also, our checks point to a tough November quarter, with replenishment rates decreasing as channel partners are cautious on holding RIM inventory. We think the business uncertainty means parties are unlikely to acquire or license from RIM until BB10 launches.

    Misek has previously said that BlackBerry 10 will be a significant improvement over previous versions, although it wont be enough to save RIM. Instead, the analyst believes Samsung (005930) could potentially be the companys savior through a licensing deal or acquisition. Niether are expected to occur before BlackBerry 10 is released, though.

    Despite the dominance of Android and iOS, Misek still believes a third ecosystem will emerge but he thinks BlackBerry 10′s success rides on future licensing deals.

    We still believe a third ecosystem [in addition to iOS and Android] will emerge, but the probability of BB10 filling the role is wholly dependent on whether RIM can convince Samsung, Huawei, and ZTE to license, he wrote. Baidu, Huawei, and others are pursuing their own operating systems. We also see Win 8 as somewhat of a threat but conflicting reviews, less-than-stellar developer feedback, and a desire by Microsoft to make hardware directly make Win 8.

    The analysts price target on RIMs stock now sits at $5 a share with an Underperform rating.

    10-09-12 10:41 AM
  2. diegonei's Avatar
    When this information comes from RIM and not some brickhead Street analyst, then I'll pay attention.

    And please, no need to link BGR. We all know the URL. Helping him get page hits money when he isn't helping our case is silly.
    10-09-12 10:56 AM
  3. pacoman03's Avatar
    I guess the operative phrase here is that "RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 phone might not launch until March". The analyst "might" not know what he's talking about.
    diegonei likes this.
    10-09-12 11:00 AM
  4. alan510's Avatar
    Don't you just love these crystal ball soothsayers? I guess time will tell if this guy is right or not. His recent track record isn't that good though. And the comment about his 'checks' showing how poor the next quarter is going to be is funny. I checked too. I follow Crackberry and heard about a poor performance months ago.

    I guess Misek follows CB too!
    10-09-12 11:01 AM
  5. SCrid2000's Avatar
    Hey, if you'll pay me enough I'll announce myself as an analyst and say whatever you want.
    10-09-12 11:02 AM
  6. Blackberry_boffin's Avatar
    BGR RIM bashing article #156,782,399,446
    diegonei likes this.
    10-09-12 11:14 AM
  7. Shao128's Avatar
    Please feel free to add to the existing thread here: http://forums.crackberry.com/news-ru...2013-a-748974/

    Thank you,
    diegonei likes this.
    10-09-12 11:33 AM

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