had a chance to check out a activated 6+ and really like the gold flake colored back cover..
That's about it. I showed my Z30 to the 6+ user and he was amazed at the wider size screen and hub, and multi browser pages and the swipes and the .. etc.etc. etc. I didn't even get into BBM, his brain would have blown up.
Then he asks me is this the new Blackberry.. he couldn't believe I had it for over a year..
fan boy aside.. the Z30.. you can't touch, only try to imitate it, and so far, nothing comes close..
Greg Taylor, vice-president and equities portfolio manager with Aurion Capital, said ......hhis advice to the company would be to wait and see what the results of its turnaround strategy are.
“The company’s in no risk of going bankrupt. They’ve got enough cash. So there seems to be no urgency,” Mr. Taylor said. “I definitely think, under some circumstances, the company is for sale or would be interested in an offer, but I think it’s probably at a higher price than this.”
NEW YORK Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:48pm EST
"...South Korea's Samsung (005930.KS) proposed an initial price range of $13.35 to $15.49 per share, representing a premium of 38 percent to 60 percent over BlackBerry's current trading price, the source said on Wednesday.
Executives from the two companies, which are working with advisers, met last week to discuss a potential transaction, the source said, asking not to be identified because the conversations are private..."
Yup... they do stand by the report.. Amazing day.
Reuters... is very independent. Hard to believe they've been hoodwinked.
also just released..
Wed, Jan 14, 2015, 6:41pm EST - US Markets are closed
".. OTTAWA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A possible bid for BlackBerry Ltd by South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd would be unlikely to raise Canadian government security concerns, sources familiar with Ottawa's thinking said on Wednesday.
"I don't imagine that there'd be any security roadblocks," the source said, reacting to a Reuters story that Samsung had recently approached BlackBerry Ltd about buying the smartphone maker.
A second source familiar with government thinking said previously expressed concerns about a Chinese firm possibly buying BlackBerry would almost certainly not apply to South Korean companies.."
But.. way short.
Potential sleeper bidders..
and many more
Penetration of QNX in so many spaces literary gives BBRY a priceless valuation..
based on potential future growth, is 30$, 40$, $50/share fair.
There is no other IOT company with so much potential..
The Samsung Z1, which has 3G capability and a liquid-crystal display, was launched in India with a price tag of 5,700 rupees ($90), the world's largest smartphone maker said in a statement..
Samsung has touted Tizen as a platform not just for phones, but for a range of connected devices from home appliances to door locks and watches which could communicate with one another in the future.
The company unveiled its first-ever Tizen smart TVs at a consumer electronics fair in Las Vegas earlier this month.
Third world communications about to explode..
Surprising Samsung leads with over 81% and lonely BB10 @ around one percent..
These are Cell phone share only.. excluding TV's, Laptops, etc...
You need to understand the all things internet thingy..
2015 is the year of implementation between qnx and "all things internet", coming together to the consumer products space.
Huge market.. Unknown billions in value and QNX is the engine to connecting them all..
"..According to a report from research form IHS Automotive, QNX has captured over 50% market share and is a “clear leader in automotive software.” The majority of the major automobile manufacturers use QNX in their vehicles, including Acura, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, and Volkswagen.."
"... Renowned for its extreme reliability in mission- and life-critical
applications, the QNX Neutrino microkernel provides a field-proven, modular
architecture optimized for carrier-class availability, scalability, and
dynamic service upgrades. Cisco engineers used QNX Neutrino as a technology
base and built upon it to develop the Cisco CRS-1's self-healing capabilities
and industry-leading network scalability.
With millions of installations worldwide and 24 years of proven
performance in the field, QNX microkernel technology supports customers
running continuous applications where failure is simply not an option - from
life-critical medical instruments and 9-1-1 call centers to control systems
for nuclear reactors, high-speed trains, and semiconductor manufacturing.
"We are delighted to contribute to Cisco's breakthrough routing innovation
through the development of the Cisco CRS-1," said Dan Dodge, CEO of QNX
Software Systems. "By leveraging the QNX Neutrino microkernel as a key
building block of Cisco IOS XR Software, Cisco is delivering a next-generation
routing system that raises the bar in terms of reliability and service.."
Why no revenue details on QNX with bbry financials...
"..It already has a deal to license those patents for defensive purposes to a group of 30-plus companies, including Google and Cisco, while the Rockstar companies get to keep their licenses.."
Found money !
"...2015 will certainly make for an interesting year in the BlackBerry turnaround story. Chen has stated the company will return to profitability by next year. In fact, Chen says the company’s odds of returning to black is now 99 percent certainty..."
"We're pleased to announce that Boeing is collaborating with BlackBerry to provide a secure mobile solution for Android devices utilizing our BES 12 platform," BlackBerry CEO John Chen said on a conference call held to discuss its quarterly results.
"That, by the way, is all they allow me to say."