1. bdol's Avatar
    I have liked my bberries so much I am thinking of maybe buying some stock in the company. Does anybody have any thoughts on this? I'm trying to figure out how they can get so much money from the carriers while the carriers subsidize the phone costs so much. How can they afford to do this? (other than the obvious that they make money on data plans in return)
    11-10-09 08:59 AM
  2. thinkamp's Avatar
    don't know don't care.
    just buy your stock.
    we don't care about that crap.
    11-10-09 09:15 AM
  3. TOphotog's Avatar
    Divide up the difference between retail and subsidized. Now divide that cost by the number of months of the common plan (36). Now compare that to your monthly bill. RIM is selling 'loaners' to the cell companies at full price, no discounts, so RIM is selling the Tour in Canada to Bell for $699. That's where their profit is! I'm sure they get a kickback from all the little apps being sold through AppWorld. They'll get money from Roxio for pushing their Media software in the desktop stuff. RIM stock is doing quite well - go for it!
    11-10-09 09:50 AM