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ali.tarbhai 29 posts  |  Last Activity: Oct 19, 2013 5:53 PM Member since: Dec 14, 2012
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    Wonder if the Chinese will cut us some slack

    by racebill Oct 19, 2013 3:11 PM
    ali.tarbhai ali.tarbhai Oct 19, 2013 5:53 PM Flag

    that's why I never frequent the yahoo board anymore, stocktwits is the place to be

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    by boxtrend17 Mar 6, 2013 1:03 AM
    ali.tarbhai ali.tarbhai Mar 6, 2013 2:36 AM Flag

    Blackberry didn't include it with the core OS, but it's available on Blackberry World, it's still made by RIM and works well. Blackberry Travel will be out shortly too.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • ali.tarbhai ali.tarbhai Mar 2, 2013 2:44 PM Flag

    She's not bashing Blackberry, they are discontinuing products, Blackberry app (most likely for old OS 5, 6, 7) is one of them; the media has picked up on this and is emphasizing this to make Blackberry look unfavourable to app developers. This isn't Marissa Mayer's fault it's the medias.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    FB funny trading pattern

    by eagles123 Feb 27, 2013 2:23 PM
    ali.tarbhai ali.tarbhai Feb 27, 2013 7:58 PM Flag

    My thoughts on this: This is typical in the market for higher risk equities, essentially when the market is down, people invest in more stable and lower risk equities since even if the market goes down, it is likely to go back up. When the market goes down, investors in the market take cash of stable investments and pump them into higher risk equities as the expected return is greater. In addition, the traders buying stocks on down days are typically into more risky type investments.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • ali.tarbhai ali.tarbhai Feb 27, 2013 3:54 AM Flag

    The issue here isn't the fact that it's outselling older tech, the point here is that demand exists and people are buying the phones, just a few months ago, everyone and their mother was saying that no one in their right mind would be buying the phones, and lo and behold people are buying them.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    DoD's decision is purely precautionary

    by kent_spel Feb 26, 2013 6:28 PM
    ali.tarbhai ali.tarbhai Feb 26, 2013 6:31 PM Flag

    I completely agree with this sentiment!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Once you leave BB, you don't go back

    by pcs3gnow Feb 26, 2013 1:27 PM
    ali.tarbhai ali.tarbhai Feb 26, 2013 1:34 PM Flag

    I have a Bold 9780 then picked up a Samsung Galaxy S3, so I kept two lines so that I could use both (The blackberry for communications and the S3 for the browser and apps. I just picked up a Z10 a few days ago and at first compared to the S3 it's not bad, but I was only using wifi on the blackberry at first until I got comfortable with the phone. The more I use it however, the more I love this phone. It is a communications powerhouse. Android always takes long to find contacts, send texts (there's always a slight lag) Also even though the S3 is fast, it's not efficient. I have now moved my sim into my Z10 and it is amazing, the phone has some minor glitches in the software (very minor, nothing detrimental to the user or the user experience) but we have to remember that this is an OS in its infancy and with the updates will only get better. With no debt, the company is poised to do very well and is perfectly positioned to regain lost market share.
    *Disclosure: I am long Blackberry

  • ali.tarbhai ali.tarbhai Feb 26, 2013 3:27 AM Flag

    Take 108MM divided by 5 then multiply that by 20%, I was proposing a hypothetical figure for number of devices sold this year at the 20% market share.

  • ali.tarbhai ali.tarbhai Feb 26, 2013 12:52 AM Flag

    On a quick note, assuming this is 108,000,000 units in sales for the year, this would mean 4.32MM units for Blackberry based on a stagnant 20% market share, which is bound to grow...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    The Boss speaks

    by cpopik Feb 24, 2013 4:45 PM
    ali.tarbhai ali.tarbhai Feb 24, 2013 5:17 PM Flag

    I see your point, but it may work out better this way. IMHO It's more of a calculated move. Psychologically speaking this removes any sense of arrogance on his part thus keeping Blackberry in other peoples minds as the underdog. Everybody loves a good comeback story..

  • ali.tarbhai ali.tarbhai Feb 24, 2013 2:52 AM Flag

    First of all, where did you get 47.8 billion devices per quarter? We're nowhere near that number, there are only roughly 7 billion people on the planet, and maybe 15% at best have the capability to even afford these devices. You should really provide figures to provide some semblance of credibility to any potential argument you attempt to put forth.

  • ali.tarbhai ali.tarbhai Feb 22, 2013 2:44 PM Flag

    He has a Z10 personally, when he's asking others it's because he's asking people what they think of their blackberrie's. He's doing his own personal market research.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • ali.tarbhai ali.tarbhai Feb 14, 2013 12:24 AM Flag

    She's doing a great job, her gender is irrelevant. If you believe that gender has to do with her intelligence, you are merely demonstrating your own level of intelligence.

    I understand it was a world event, but keep in mind that it can take some time to move everything over, in addition to which, they may have less resources allocated to individual stocks and more assigned to media reporting and revamping the website and Yahoo Finance in it's entirety. Be patient, everything comes in due time..

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • ali.tarbhai ali.tarbhai Feb 14, 2013 12:15 AM Flag

    I don't believe Marissa bashed it, she clearly noted that the old BB7's were not considered smart phones. She has to come across witty and clever and in a sense she was not wrong. Having said this the new Blackberry is a great product and should eventually gain sufficient traction to change people's opinions and the perception of Blackberry as a whole, Blackberry does need to prove themselves though. (not just with this release but ongoing)

    As for Yahoo, I believe they're working on numerous things and Yahoo Finance is one of them (I'm long Yahoo as well) because of their shift to staff to more productive changes, they may have less resources to allocate watching individual stocks.

    Before you blame Yahoo, have you sent them an email or support request advising them of the error? This is not a slam at you, just saying that it's not always them against us, sometimes things are overlooked, in the process of being worked on, etc. There are a myriad of possible reasons for this error. Smile and let's hope for a quick rise in BBRY :)

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • ali.tarbhai ali.tarbhai Feb 14, 2013 12:07 AM Flag

    They're in stock in some stores, out of stock in most. I had one pre-ordered at Best Buy and they had held it since Feb. 5th, however I wasn't able to buy it from them without signing up on a contract (they wouldn't let me buy the device outright, since that's where they make the money, on contract renewals) They said after some period of time when demand is lowered then they allow you to buy off contract, so I went to my carrier, put a reserve and was sitting in the queue (wait list) at spot # 857, three days later (today) the queue was down to spot #197, but I cancelled it and called the carrier and had them ship it to me directly. They said that I should get it anytime before February 27th, 2013; demand is apparently there.

    Some salespeople at different stores don't seem as enthusiastic about the new phone, the majority continue to try to push the iPhone even if I go in asking solely about the Blackberry (mostly because they're Apple users) when asked what they think about the Blackberry, they have nothing but positive things to say, but then they state that it's not an iPhone. After asking them what the iPhone has or does that performs better, they simply state nothing but that everyone has an iPhone and that it's better (no substance within their reasoning)

    I am a blackberry long and truly believe in the company and product, I just wish they were faster at execution. However, we have to understand that technology takes time to perfect and any imperfections will make the dogs pounce on RIM, or rather Blackberry. In addition to this, Blackberry is relatively small in comparison to conglomerates such as Apple and Samsung, so this is expected.

    I've played with the phone in stores and love it; I can't wait to get mine, the device is very new, so it will take some time for it to be accepted by stakeholders. Having said this, it is clear that it is a great product and needs to have acceptance by the public before it can be successful (this requires a shift in mindset). Many people have been conditioned by Apple, thinking it's the best technology out there and aren't giving anything else a chance, kind of like how Blackberry users were at first. But I think as the phone gets into more hands, people will begin to get back into what was once noted as the Crackberry addiction... We can only hope and wait to see what ends up happening, if only the media would quit bashing Blackberry and do some due diligence and cease posting non-credited information (not likely to happen anytime soon)

    Lastly, we should note that this new OS is in it's infancy and all minor glitches or nuances will be thinned out as the updates get rolled out (so long as Blackberry gets better and faster at this) Anyways there's my mini rant, so we'll just wait and watch.... :)

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • ali.tarbhai ali.tarbhai Feb 3, 2013 10:06 PM Flag

    If the buyout is above 15, then they go through an adjustment, if it's under 15 they end of expiring worthless immediately.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • ali.tarbhai ali.tarbhai Feb 1, 2013 2:29 AM Flag

    Google what happens with a stock symbol change, but that's essentially it, the shares are renamed, this means that all shares/options owned will be renamed to the new codes respective to the exchange so BBRY on Nasdaq and BB on the TSX.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • ali.tarbhai ali.tarbhai Jan 27, 2013 12:06 PM Flag

    I hope you realize, this has been settled and paid.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    So Why Do People Carry Blackberry & Another Phone

    by leehab22 Jan 24, 2013 8:48 AM
    ali.tarbhai ali.tarbhai Jan 24, 2013 9:00 AM Flag

    Agreed, I am one of these people. I have a Blackberry Bold 9780 and a Samsung Galaxy SIII; I have already placed a reserve with my carrier on a BB10.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    new Barron's article on RIMM

    by aaron_rands Jan 22, 2013 9:24 PM
    ali.tarbhai ali.tarbhai Jan 22, 2013 10:42 PM Flag

    What's funny is that they look at the percentage of sales as a result of service revenue based on existing conditions for the organization. What they fail to realize is that at the time that RIM was growing and selling many devices, service revenue made up a relatively minor part of RIM's overall revenue. The only reason this revenue appears as a large percentage is as a result of the past short term decline in overall revenue.. Silly analyst's never doing their appropriate due diligence!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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