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dakota560 13 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 15, 2014 2:52 PM Member since: Jan 9, 2004
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    Healthcare Investment

    by optionsfan Apr 15, 2014 2:02 PM
    dakota560 dakota560 Apr 15, 2014 2:52 PM Flag

    Think about the amount of sensitive HIPPA regulated information which will be exchanged over portable devices. Whoever has the capacity and security to support this highway is gong to be a major player in this arena. IMO, today's announcement has the potential to be a huge turning point for BB down the road and is validation it's not business as usual. Leveraging the operating systems to generate revenue is where this battle will be won, not selling hardware in the form of handsets. If we're still talking about handsets in two years, bears will have won and BB will be out of business. Chen is refocusing BB on exactly what they need which is the transition to a software based business catering an enterprise based clientele. There are many significant business opportunities requiring extreme security that are primed for the taking, believe me they are on Chen's radar screen. This will take a few quarters or a year or more to play out but the potential here is enormous.....and it has nothing to do with handsets. That market can't be ignored but it also can't be a significant part of BB's strategic mix in a few years otherwise the majors will eat their lunch. Paradigm is shifting, this is where Chen will prove his worth and why TH did not.

    Dakota

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    The fact of the matter is

    by christiansonbradley Mar 28, 2014 9:25 AM
    dakota560 dakota560 Mar 28, 2014 9:40 AM Flag

    Agreed on management of operating overhead. JC will address the revenue issue within the next few quarters. May take the strategy a bit more time to kick in but the cash will support that timeframe. IMO JC will enter into a major partnership arrangement in the next six month time frame and we're off to the races. China is a completely untapped market for BB and I wouldn't be surprised this is where that partnership will come from.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Boys say "goodbye" not good buy to BLACKBIRD

    by rndyjensen Mar 28, 2014 7:32 AM
    dakota560 dakota560 Mar 28, 2014 7:47 AM Flag

    We'll reconnect at 4 and see whose crystal ball is more accurate. Have a good day at school. FYI, listen and learn from the 8 conference call.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Boys say "goodbye" not good buy to BLACKBIRD

    by rndyjensen Mar 28, 2014 7:32 AM
    dakota560 dakota560 Mar 28, 2014 7:41 AM Flag

    By the way, what are you seeing the pre-market quote at? Wait until after the conference call and JC has a chance to address shareholders and business analysts. You ever heard of the Phoenix, if not your witnessing it here.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Boys say "goodbye" not good buy to BLACKBIRD

    by rndyjensen Mar 28, 2014 7:32 AM
    dakota560 dakota560 Mar 28, 2014 7:38 AM Flag

    Don't your parents have parental controls on their computer? How about a six figure bet of what comes first, $10 or $8? You can post your rubbish all day long in the hopes it will in some way validate your short position on BB but all you're doing is making yourself look like a child. Better run, the school bus will be out front shortly!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • dakota560 dakota560 Mar 28, 2014 7:29 AM Flag

    In a turnaround scenario what happens first.....revenue creation or pairing cost to manage operating cash flow? Chen has executed the short term steps necessary and did it sooner than anticipated. His execution is fantastic. Revenue will be there through partnership arrangements, new products and QNX. Count on it. Anyone can sit back and be a Monday morning quarterback, BB isn't going away any time soon. Get over it!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Revenue at 976 M earnings loss of $0.80

    by rndyjensen Mar 28, 2014 7:03 AM
    dakota560 dakota560 Mar 28, 2014 7:08 AM Flag

    Aren't you missing a zero between the . and the 8?

  • Reply to

    Wolfs of Wall Street

    by dakota560 Mar 27, 2014 8:11 AM
    dakota560 dakota560 Mar 27, 2014 8:41 PM Flag

    I don't disagree with most of your points as it pertains to the history of BB. However if you think this is a zero sum game that's played fairly go see the movie I referenced in my caption. There's risk in every aspect of investing but there's normal business risk and there's manufactured and perceived risk. Most analysts had BB right but there are countless situations where analysts are wrong and are attempting to do nothing more than cause a market reaction based on the timing and content of their reports, many of which have a very biased perspective. You have also been at this long enough and not just with BB to know that's the absolute truth. Good Luck with your positions as well.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Wolfs of Wall Street

    by dakota560 Mar 27, 2014 8:11 AM
    dakota560 dakota560 Mar 27, 2014 5:03 PM Flag

    Hey sport, if I used a stop loss I would have been closed out of my position. Your reply has absolutely nothing to do with the point of my post so if you insist on taking up space on the board try to stay on point sport. And we'll see tomorrow with JC how much merit SG's downgrade was today. Leave it at that sport!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Wolfs of Wall Street

    by dakota560 Mar 27, 2014 8:11 AM
    dakota560 dakota560 Mar 27, 2014 9:20 AM Flag

    Freedom of speech shouldn't be confused with freedom to defraud or manipulate the public.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • dakota560 by dakota560 Mar 27, 2014 8:11 AM Flag

    If the SEC didn't have their heads up their #$%$ they'd mandate a black out period on the analysts propaganda machine for a designated period prior to earnings release. We'll see what Chen has in store tomorrow for these pr--ks! You'd have to be blind to not see how this game is manipulated by the media. Massive amounts of capital are made or lost every day based on articles without substance and in most cases without objectivity. The SEC should require a 30 day black out period, other than required reporting by the company itself, where no third party opinions are allowed. Let the company's share price stand on it's own merits and results and eliminate the ability for financial institutions who have significant amounts at risk for themselves or clients to influence price movement. The problem is the regulators are as corrupt as the Wolfs of Wall Street themselves. It's an absolute disgrace and I can only hope Chen shoves it up SG's #$%$ tomorrow!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • dakota560 by dakota560 Mar 24, 2014 9:06 PM Flag

    Forever many have said BB is a software paly. Finally there is someone at the helm who realizes that. Don't ever underestimate the necessity of a secure platform as the world becomes more connected. There are any number of paths BB can go down and many partnerships they can develop to build this company. They need to be quick to market, which is something they haven't done in past, and lever and monetize a great operating platform. Chen gets this and with his track record, intelligence and relationships I believe we have a winner here with unlimited potential. If he can get BB cash positive in the next 12 to 18 months with an reoccurring revenue model as opposed to counting on marginal profits with high risk hardware sales this company will recognize tremendous value. The ingredients are there, they've been their for quite some time, we have the team and Board in place to execute this time around. .

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • dakota560 by dakota560 Mar 21, 2014 11:01 AM Flag

    Today's announcement regarding sale of Canadian real estate is an appetizer to things to come, both short term and long term. Have to laugh at anyone who considers the sale a sign of desperation. Company like BB has no need for placing their available capital in real estate holdings, we're not a REIT. Chen is making the right moves and I believe he'll continue to guide this company back to the greatness it once held. Won't be with hardware which has been the inevitable repositioning BB has needed for some time. It's about time the Board and the management team not only recognize that but have a plan which addresses it. We're going to continue seeing very relevant decisions and partnerships arrangements with Chen at the helm. Finally someone who gets it and has built a team around him to execute it. TH was absolutely not the right guy for Blackberry, fortunately he's in the rear view mirror and the guy at the wheel has a hugely successful CV which will continue at Blackberry. Looking forward to next week, I think we'll be in for the continuation of more positive announcements. Not at all interested in earnings unless of course there's a huge miss which I don't at all expect. Numbers at this point are essentially meaningless, it's all about the road ahead and how long it takes to complete it.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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