1. qwerty4ever's Avatar
    There is a small advertisement for an upcoming cloud service by BlackBerry displayed on this forum. With all the new product and service announcements recently coming from BlackBerry why is the company for sale? Couldn't the board of directors simply vote to take the company private and make a pay-out to the shareholders? Yet again we witness the incredulous behaviour of management at this company.

    Edit: Added link to the article which seems to be the same as their existing BlackBerry Business Cloud Service for BlackBerry 5/6/7 smartphones but with support for BlackBerry 10 smartphones as well as Google Android and Apple smartphones.
    Last edited by qwerty4ever; 11-03-13 at 12:26 PM.
    11-02-13 08:32 AM
  2. jaydee5799's Avatar
    A cloud service sounds cool. Are they planning for it to be a pay service???
    And I understand what you mean!!!!!!
    11-02-13 08:37 AM
  3. Brandon Orr's Avatar
    A cloud service sounds cool. Are they planning for it to be a pay service???
    And I understand what you mean!!!!!!
    It's an enterprise feature

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    11-02-13 08:44 AM
  4. mphillips828's Avatar
    It better not be just for enterprise! BlackBerry needs to learn that general population wants these features too! They want to sell to the prosumer but not just enterprise users are prosumers. We are also the consumer who works hard and wants to be productive but just happens to not be on their bes

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    11-02-13 09:07 AM
  5. mathking606's Avatar
    BES in the cloud.
    11-02-13 09:28 AM
  6. anon1727506's Avatar
    Where would BlackBerry get the billions to buyout shareholders stake in the company.

    Once they were private.... how would they stay in business? Their cash flow is negative... they need a buyer that had deep pockets and is willing to invest billions more into the company.



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    11-02-13 09:38 AM
  7. FFR's Avatar
    Interesting.
    Bb is putting ad dollars behind an enterprise feature over hardware, like the z30.

    A sign of things to come?
    11-02-13 10:08 AM
  8. chtang's Avatar
    Couldn't the board of directors simply vote to take the company private and make a pay-out to the shareholders?
    And where would the board get the $4-5 billion dollars to pay the shareholders?
    11-02-13 11:00 AM
  9. jaydee5799's Avatar
    It's an enterprise feature

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    Oh drats!

    Posted from white Z10 via CB10
    11-02-13 02:37 PM
  10. qwerty4ever's Avatar
    BES in the cloud.
    There is already a BES in the cloud called BlackBerry Business Cloud Service. The cloud service in the advertisement-type announcement seems targeted to ordinary users.

    Posted via CB10 from the BlackBerry Z10
    11-02-13 09:08 PM
  11. qwerty4ever's Avatar
    Where would BlackBerry get the billions to buyout shareholders stake in the company.

    Once they were private.... how would they stay in business? Their cash flow is negative... they need a buyer that had deep pockets and is willing to invest billions more into the company.



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    BlackBerry has billions of dollars in the bank and they are debt free to boot.

    Posted via CB10 from the BlackBerry Z10
    11-02-13 09:09 PM
  12. JuiciPatties's Avatar
    ... The cloud service in the advertisement-type announcement seems targeted to ordinary users.
    "Ordinary" users? You mean Apple and Android?

    Afterall, WE are prosumers and far from ordinary.
    11-02-13 09:12 PM
  13. anon1727506's Avatar
    BlackBerry has billions of dollars in the bank and they are debt free to boot.

    Posted via CB10 from the BlackBerry Z10
    Yes they have a couple Billion now... it would take all of it and more to buy out shareholders stake in the company in order to take it private. Then what?

    Being debt free is great... being a high risk and not having a line of credit is not. Having consecutive quarters with negative cash flow is not a sign of a company with a future.

    A buyer with Money in ADDITION to the buy out price is what the are going to need.



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    11-02-13 10:43 PM
  14. skibnik's Avatar
    BlackBerry has billions of dollars in the bank and they are debt free to boot.

    Posted via CB10 from the BlackBerry Z10
    Who would loan them the money necessary? We are talking at least 10 billion dollars 4.6 billion for the buy back and the rest to reinvest into the company to perform a turn around + the shareholders would demand a hell of a lot more than 9 dollars a share to agree to allow the board to buyback shares.

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    11-02-13 10:44 PM
  15. qwerty4ever's Avatar
    It's an enterprise feature

    Posted via CB10
    But with the new pricing model even a family of BlackBerry, Apple, and Google Android users can use this service.
    11-03-13 12:27 PM
  16. szlevi's Avatar
    BES in the cloud.
    Exactly, a well-encrypted, NSA-proof (AES256+) cloud-based service - that could be very lucrative business, seriously.
    11-04-13 01:07 PM

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