When do you think there will have been 10 million BB10 phone orders? I say they have already eclipsed the 10 million mark.
This isn't huge compared to the Samsung Galaxy S4 but is significant for Blackberry
Has there been any additional information regarding Carl Icahn and Blackberry? It would be a perfect stock for his operation and would send the shorts scattering...
You have to wonder if all these posters are the same person given their terrible comprehension of the English language. It is either that or they are engineering app developers like me.
Did you see the Bentley with the curved glass QNX control system? It is linked to a Z10 phone whch can control the car. Very cool.
There is a scheduled conference tomorrow at Blackberry Live. Hopefully it will either be an Instagram app announcement or BB10 or BES sales figures to date.
It is his type of company-- high float share, no debt and a great unique product.
I expect that he would at least take a strong 10-25% stake in the company but dump likely it in the high $20s or early $30's. Blackberry is a much better company than Netflix.
Google 'Instagram Blackberry' for the article. Shows a screen pic of the official Blackberry Twitter stating: "More news on Instagram soon, Sandra. Stay tuned".
While Instagram and Skype are only two apps, it shows that app developers are making all of the important apps for Blackberry. And they should as Blackberry has made it easy for the developers.
The analyst Detwiler Fenton has conducted channel checks which indicate that the Z10 has crashed more times than it has started up.
The SEC is investigating this claim by the expert analysts.
For those who are sluggish this morning, this is a joke. My Z10 has never crashed. My iPhone also rarely crashed in the few years I had it. I just like making fun of the ridiculous analysts.
I hope they announce the purchase as well. The federal Canadian government solely uses Blackberry phones.
So why are we listening to these 'analysts' now? It is clear that they are consistently wrong and bearish.
From Forbes article:
“Therefore, it is possible RIMM’s February quarter may only see a very small number of BB10 sales with the May quarter also coming in light due to limited QWERTY keyboard shipments and limited shipments to Sprint and Verizon,” Detwiler writes. “It’s our opinion RIM will ship approximately 400,000 BB10 units in the February quarter and 2.2 million to 2.5 million units in the May quarter. While this is clearly a North American / developed market view, we think this is the right way to look at the 2013 first half because the initial BB10 handsets are higher end and not targeted for emerging markets.”
Detwiler says the reasons for the delayed QWERTY launch are not clear, but that it will be “a serious problem for RIMM in its efforts to stop the bleeding and stabilize the business…we simply don’t see much of an upgrade cycle for RIMM from its legacy QWERTY devices to full touch screen devices.”
The research firm adds that they are skeptical about how much success RIMM will have in the consumer sector given competitive threats from Samsung, Apple and Microsoft – a lack of interest from developers. “Our checks with major application developers indicate there is limited interest in the platform with it ranking 4th in priority among the major operating systems,” Detwiler contends.
RIMM is unchanged at $11.94.
I made an excellent return on Best Buy (BBY). I bought at an average of $11.80/share and sold at an average of $16.60. Unfortunately, I sold before it jumped to $26+!
I completely underestimated the effect of the short sellers releasing the stock and was only focused on the potential Richard Schulze buyout offers. Still, a very nice return as I had a lot invested.
I did the same thing. The catalysts are all positive at this point. Not only is the Q10 launching in UK/Canada/Mideast this month, the pre-orders for it are going to be in the millions.
One statement by the company regarding pre-order sales and the stock will take off.
Reported by N4BB.
“Hong Kong (CCTV) Apr. 5/2013,
The Chinese Bureau of Economic and Cultural Development has signed an intent to purchase 2 million Blackberry Q10 handsets according to filials with FYD Enterprises in Macau.
FYD (Fugyudum) Enterprises owns and operates a chain of for-profit educational faculties in nearby Guangdong and Yudumtu provinces as part of the mainland government’s recent economic liberalization initiatives in specified zones within these 2 provinces.
A source close to the company says the Q10′s will be distributed to the Faculties of Mobile Hacking and Cyber Warfare”
Canadian carriers will start taking pre-orders for the Q10 on Friday for the release on April 26, 2013. This is according to the Rogers representative.
A lot of business people are looking forward to updating their 9900s to Q10s. This should be a big seller for Blackberry.
If I lived there I would want a secure smart phone too!
Can't be too safe with your financial and other confidential information today.
I know over 10 people who have had their Android phones hacked. I don't need those issues.