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BlackBerry Comeback Far From Certain
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jastro
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jastro,
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8/6/2014 | 11:29:54 AM
Re: Blackberry Will Rise
I was sitting next to someone the other day, and he was working away on his Blackberry -- and he APOLOGIZED to me for having a Blackberry! I was amused, working away on my Samsung 4. "Oh that's ok" I said "I'm still trying to get all my contacts off of my Palm Pilot!"


everybody has something

 

 
ShawnB351
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8/6/2014 | 3:53:15 AM
Re: The chances of a comeback are virtually certain.
Join me on my "BB POWERED " BBM Channel C001C1D66 . You will find 456 articles explaining why I feel  BlackBerry will succeed. Of course they must perform, but they're only at the point where they can start to implement their turn around strategy. Things like BlackBerry's recent  77 percent increase in patent applications, (second only to Apple right now)  QNX obtaining impressive accounts, partnering up with Nanthhealth, the German Government ordering 20, 000 BB10's with secusmart chip, BlackBerry purchasing secusmart company, four new devices coming by years end, Asia selling out of the new BlackBerry Z3 devices, BES 12 out in November  etc, etc, etc..... 
melgross
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melgross,
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8/6/2014 | 3:28:28 AM
Re: The chances of a comeback are virtually certain.
The problem is that those of you who state that you're certain it will succeed never give any solid reasons why. At best, you regurgitate Blackberry's statements, and so far, none of those have ever come true.
melgross
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melgross,
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8/6/2014 | 3:26:04 AM
Re: Blackberry Will Rise
That's why he demanded an $83 million package, and received it up front. That's an awful lot of money for a company in Blackberry's position.
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melgross,
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8/6/2014 | 3:24:13 AM
Re: Blackberry Will Rise
It isn't a matter of giving him another year. They have limited funds, and almost as much debt. What happens if they continue to eat through those funds? $2.2 billion in cash, and $2 billion is unsecured debentures made up for Fairfax, and sold to them. These can be called in at any time. They can issue up to $350 million more. Will Fairfax be willing to see that cash eaten without calling it in? If Blackberry looks as thought they will pull through, they might, but if they get nervous, they might not. Chen can make as many statements as he wants, but Blackberry needs to perform. Losing less money a quarter is fine, but with no active lines of credit, they may not last it out.
ShawnB351
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ShawnB351,
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8/5/2014 | 11:58:50 PM
Re: The chances of a comeback are virtually certain.
I'd hate to wake up to your negativity every morning. Wow. 
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ShawnB351,
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8/5/2014 | 11:54:48 PM
Re: The chances of a comeback are virtually certain.
Yes, the comeback is certain. Good call. 
captbilly
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8/5/2014 | 6:43:18 PM
The chances of a comeback are virtually certain.
The chances tha Blackberry are going to make a comeback are a virtually certainty.... zero percent.  It is possible that a company with aproduct called Blackberry will be successful moving forward, but it will only be related to the previous Blackberry in name.  There will never again be a distinctly "Blackberry" phone (a phone with a Blackberry opperating system), that train has left the station years ago.  Blackberry may make an Android phone, possibly with a distinctive "skin", much as Samsung and others, but nobody is going to buy into the Blackberry OS at this point.
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Michael Endler,
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8/5/2014 | 6:28:44 PM
Re: Blackberry Will Rise
He'll deserve plaudits if he manages that. He's doing a lot of smart things, but he took on a herculean challenge.
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8/5/2014 | 6:26:43 PM
...far from uncertain?
More like , "not going to happen". Stick a fork in Blackberry...its over.

 
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