1. notfanboy's Avatar
    BlackBerry’s Chen Stands by Hardware as Sales Slip to 2007 Level - Bloomberg

    Some excerpts:

    BlackBerry will probably report sales of $1.58 billion and a loss of 45 cents a share, excluding one-time items, according to the average estimate in a Bloomberg survey of analysts.

    Back in December 2007, BlackBerry reported fiscal third-quarter sales of $1.67 billion. With consumers and business users snapping up its devices, sales surged as high as $5.56 billion in the quarter that ended in February 2011, then began to recede amid tougher competition.

    More inventory writedowns are likely this week, making the future of BlackBerrys hardware business the priority Chen has to address, said Mark Sue, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets in New York.

    The question weve been hearing the most from investors is, How can BlackBerry reduce its exposure to handsets?
    12-18-13 07:49 AM
  2. qbnkelt's Avatar
    well.....two days to go to know the actual numbers.
    12-18-13 07:51 AM
  3. zee3p0's Avatar
    Pretty sure they read my crackberry posts and stole my predictions.

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    12-18-13 09:14 AM
  4. BBPandy's Avatar
    So.....
    Glass half full:
    BlackBerry has fallen to pre-iPhone levels.

    Glass half empty:
    The smartphone market is WAY bigger now then it was in 97 & so as a percentage of total possible sales,
    they are way lower then they were in 2007.

    Glass filled with absinthe:
    The predictions are way off & BlackBerry will have 9 Billion in sales this quarter.
    Bloomberg: Sales Slip to 2007 Level-absinthe-green-fairy-drink.jpg
    12-18-13 09:28 AM
  5. koolrosh's Avatar
    The article is actually pretty fair. Brings some valid points and looks at both sides.

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    12-18-13 09:49 AM
  6. FFR's Avatar
    I hope they don't blame Venezuela again.
    aniym and JeepBB like this.
    12-19-13 04:04 AM
  7. Nharzhool's Avatar
    It's Venezuela's fault.

    Anyway, I'm not really surprised by this.

    I think they will write-down the Q5 because it was an over-priced device. WAAY over-priced!
    12-19-13 04:08 AM
  8. Cashgap's Avatar
    So.....
    Glass half full:Glass half empty:
    BlackBerry has fallen to pre-iPhone levels.

    Glass half empty:Glass shattered into jagged pieces:
    The smartphone market is WAY bigger now then it was in 97 & so as a percentage of total possible sales, they are way lower then they were in 2007 a rounding error in the total market.
    I sure can't see 2007 levels as anything but half empty, and low single digit percent market share as anything other than a disaster.
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    12-19-13 11:28 AM
  9. imcurved's Avatar
    If you like your hardware, you can keep it.

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    12-19-13 11:52 AM
  10. ubizmo's Avatar
    This forum needs more references to absinthe.
    JeepBB and alternator77 like this.
    12-19-13 12:06 PM
  11. BBPandy's Avatar
    I sure can't see 2007 levels as anything but half empty, and low single digit percent market share as anything other than a disaster.
    The common thought is that BlackBerry started doing bad as soon as the first iPhone came out in 2007. This is not the case, they were doing great until the fall of 2009 and continued to grow users until 2011.

    Personally, I think Android has hurt BlackBerry WAY more then the iPhone (internationally)

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    12-19-13 06:03 PM
  12. ljfong's Avatar
    The fall of BlackBerry began with BlackBerry Storm. BlackBerry Bold 9000 was the pinnacle of BlackBerry style and prestige.

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    12-19-13 07:30 PM
  13. geoffsdad's Avatar
    The common thought is that BlackBerry started doing bad as soon as the first iPhone came out in 2007. This is not the case, they were doing great until the fall of 2009 and continued to grow users until 2011.

    Personally, I think Android has hurt BlackBerry WAY more then the iPhone (internationally)

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    Iphone going cross carrier hurt as well once AT&T lost exclusivity.

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    12-19-13 07:36 PM
  14. clickitykeys's Avatar
    If you like your hardware, you can keep it.

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    Took me a while, but I see what you did there! That was a good one :-).

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    imcurved likes this.
    12-19-13 07:38 PM
  15. 1REDRUM's Avatar
    Sales are in the $1.4 Billion range
    12-19-13 11:09 PM

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