Thank goodness this whole sales fiasco is done. Sorry for the folks who recently bought in hoping for a small gain on 9 dollar sale. The writing was on the wall that a sale was never in the cards. Hold on to those shares and have patience and make real money.
They are either totally incompetent or on the verge of shocking the world. We will know soon enough.
Going exactly as planned. An announcement next week that hardware was sold will let BB get back to business. Good job Thor/Prem. Hats off.
Holding and hoping this whole sale fiasco was a farce and a means to an end. Expecting short term pain but long term gain. :)
If you have a BB10 phone then install BBM channels. It is a mix of Facebook and twitter. It will be out to all when BBM supports voice and video, Currently in BETA but almost complete.This is the revenue generator form BBM. I don't for a second think the Prem Watsa deal will happen. And I believe this was well planned strategic thinking to buy some time. Share price may fall for a bit but not for long. I would like to see the hardware go though. Time will tell.
Wes I am curious if you have installed BBM channels? It is a mix of facebook and twitter rolled into BBM. Still in beta but as you stated in previous posts that you owned a BB which means you would be able to get it. Going to be lots of revenue from this. Just curious as to your thought on BBM channels? Can't wait to see the rest of the worlds thoughts on it when it comes out of beta in the coming weeks and is available to all? Confuses me that anyone would call the end of this company after seeing channels.
is on the Fairfax BOD. Rogers decides not to sell the Z30 HMMMMMM. I am sure Rogers never expected to get the backlash they are getting on their facebook page for not going with the Z30.
The only thing I see as pathetic is this post. You created this alias less then 2 weeks ago and this is your 286th post. You really need a life outside of a message board. Just saying. ROFL.
I agree that the hardware must be scaled backed significantly. At the moment they can't compete in the consumer market. Anyone who says differently shouldn't be investing in this stock and will only be lucky that BB has many things other then the consumer market. The big news in this article is BES10.
Yes I am sure there is lots of bashing left I must admit. But who gets the last laugh is all that matters
The Pentagon is outfitting military networks with software to support tens of thousands of BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 smartphones this year, according to the Defense Department and Blackberry officials who, in recent days, have announced the company will sharply scale back commercial sales.
Defense has one of the more sweeping plans among federal agencies to equip employees with brand-name mobile devices that can provide ubiquitous data access and custom apps. Before the Canadian company’s sales model shift, Defense already had sanctioned the BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry PlayBook tablets for use on military networks.
Despite BlackBerry's new business direction, "to date, DoD has seen no impact to its Blackberry's services," Defense spokesman Lt. Col. Damien Pickart said in an email on Tuesday.
BlackBerry on Friday announced the new strategy, which hinges on sales to large enterprises, such as the federal government, rather than personal shoppers, who largely purchase Apple iPhones and mobile devices based on Google's Android operating system.
BlackBerry spokeswoman Kara Yi said in an email on Tuesday, "It remains our top priority to continue serving all our customers, including the DoD, and provide the same industry-leading quality products and services organizations have come to expect from BlackBerry."
The only problem with that is BBRY is not for sale,Lots of noise was created to buy time. All the bad news is now gone. Hardware is on the way out. And PW won't look bad months down the road because 9.00 will never get a yes vote. And Hein's didn't have to do any public speaking and will be spared again next quarter.
:). I love that the fact that BB should be trading at 6 buck however................................................