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BlackBerry Surged Friday On Positive Commentary; Uncertainty Remains February 13, 2013

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Tufenk Comments (181)

Please stop using RIMM and RIM, it triggers annoying pop-ups on my browser.

11 Feb, 11:58 AMReplyLike16

Sammy_cooool Comments (20)

There is this new phone company called "BlackBerry", if you get a chance, do a report on them just to balance things out here. The stock wasn’t up on Friday, it was down. As for them regaining their old dominating role in the smartphone marketplace, why not? What could possibly prevent th em from hitting a home run with one of their 6 new phones in 2013? They only have to take 35% of the market to be number one. When you think about how poorly Apple is doing this year, that would be easy. Over 50% of their phone sales are to former i Phone and Android users. So it wouldn’t take long to get them to #1. How do you not see this?

11 Feb, 12:18 PMReplyLike14

Matithyahu Comments (72)

Wow, I’m optimistic, but you are really, really optimistic. "Only" 35% of the smartphone market? "How poorly Apple is doing"? What are you talking about???

11 Feb, 01 :44 PMReplyLike0

kherman Comments (376)

Younger people don’t think apple is cool anymore. Bound to happen given the advertising model they used.

Dven the woz says the iphone has fallen behind.

11 Feb, 05:11 PMReplyLike1

cereal Comments (202)

On it’s way to #1 it will first have to fight for #3 vs Nokia.

Here is a Z10 vs Lumia 920 review.
http://bit.ly/U8IPLT

The takeaways
– Z10 is lighter and smaller
– Z10 has one of the worst camera of all expensive phones, Lumia has one of the best
– BB10 is still buggy, crashes, lags, maps don’t load, apps slow etc;
– Lumia has more and better apps
– BB10 browser slower than Lumia, needs more optimization
– Z10 has a hard time getting through a day without recharging
– BB10 keyboard good for 1 handed typing, but slows down for 2 handed
– BB10 unified msg hub is better than Lumia’s unified msg hub
– BB10 less intuitive (must learn gestures)

With Z10 delayed until March 27 (effectively April), and RIMs tardy trackrecord, the many issues and missing features in BB10 probably will get fixed a yr from now or later.

I think BB10 could be promising if RIM can fix some of the battery life, bugs etc., but RIM and BB10 also still suffer from image problems like "It’s a great OS for browbeaten, unorganized, over-caffeinated, multilingual business persons." (gizmodo). It’s just too late for RIM.

12 Feb, 02:46 AMReplyLike0

Renmycat! Comments (178)

Smartphones will turn into a commodity and the GM from each sale will drastically decrease further over time. BBRY is late to the party. only people buying new ones are previous users.

I live in Canada and have seen many friends switch from BBRY to AAPL or samsung/google over the past two years as BBRY has had problems and outtages..

Retail users wa nt apps. BBRY is lacking in this department, no one wants to make apps (yet) compared to AAPL or adnroid phones.

"look at the huge lineups at the blackberry store(rogers/telus/sas… or other carries)" said no one ever!!

11 Feb, 12:25 PMReplyLike1

alancastell Comments (18)

You may want to check your numbers on that windows phone comment you made. That was proven to be garbage and not true at all.

11 Feb, 12:25 PMReplyLike3

theflew Comments (33)

It’s correct for Q4 sales, not overall marketshare. I’m sure people have been holding onto their Curves, Bolds and Torches for awhile. That doesn’t mean WP didn’t outsell any new sells in Q4.

11 Feb, 12:45 PMReplyLike1

Urban Jaekle Comments (16)

in my opinion Nokia (NOK) is underestimated in the US. Compared with BlackBerry they have an own location service and bring new products much faster (Lumia 620 could become a top-seller). Not to underestimate Microsofts power tu push Windows8 into the mobile market

See here
http://seekingalpha.co…

and here
http://seekingalpha.co…

11 Feb, 12:36 PMReplyLike2

stauber2112 Comments (13)

Why would I want to buy an iPhone? So my kids can whine and take it from me all the time to play a bunch of games on it? then I’m always trying to find where my kids put my phone. can’t wait for the blackberry. I hear it has a bigger screen than iPhone and the multitask features are great for working professionals.

11 Fe b, 01:28 PMReplyLike6

MixedFusion Comments (5)

i have the z10, and the screen is bigger than the iphone, and the z10 is blazing fast in everything, from the browser to opening and pausing apps overall this phone is what’s taking blackberry to the top!

11 Feb, 11:11 PMReplyLike0

makeorbreak Comments (31)

Correct, the screen is bigger than the iPhone5. Here are some differences between the two phones as far as hardware specs:

Blackberry Z10
Screen: 4.2 inches, 768 x 1280 pixels (~355 ppi pixel density)
Front Camera: 2.0 MP, 720p@30fps
CPU: Dual-core 1.5 GHz
Ram: 2 GB RAM

iPhone5
Screen: 4.0 inches, 640 x 1136 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density)
Front Camera: 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps
CPU: Dual-core 1.2 GHz
Ram: 1 GB RAM

12 Feb, 12:39 AMReplyLike0

Ster14 Comments (13)

Trefis, as someone who is following BlackBerry closely, this article was not helpful. The information contained in it may have served as cursory interest 4 weeks ago. You are still referring to BB as RIM.
There has been a great deal more information available , which helps in getting a better handle o n BB’s prospects and none of these are mentioned here.e.g bandwith, carrier fees of RIM vs others, BYOD and RIM’s new platform, M to M, etc (I don’t want to write your article here).

This is your statement " However, if BB10′s launch helps RIM win market share back to over 3% by the end of our forecast period, there could be 30% upside to our price estimate."

This says you don’t have a clue.
How then can you also say "we maintain our $12 price estimate for RIM’ stock, ". This estimate is for now (the price is 15.86 now), next week, next year, what?
If you are clueless, don’t give an estimate and don’t just rehash stuff.
You may mislead the uninitiated.

11 Feb, 01:55 PMReplyLike3

donald-r Comment (1)

this is just a repeat of last weeks article.do you have any thing positive to say.

11 Feb, 02:04 PMReplyLike3

benzberry Comments (24)

A lazy and bad rewrite with the most basic fact wrong.

Lat Friday, BBRY did not surge. It ended the week LOWER.

11 Feb, 07:12 PMReplyLike0

Richmond Restart Comments (5)

It not all about the sales, its also the returns that count.

It seems that carriers in the UK and Canadag report massive returns because of returned Z10’s as a result of dissappointed buyers.

Mostly these are buyers -which the greater part are longstanding BB fan’s- but which are now much disappointed by a missing feature they had in the past with the "old" BB phones but which has been left out in the new BB LINK.

BB LINK is the new commununication software tool which replaces the BB DESKTOP SOFTWARE, which many users have installed on their computer to communicate and sync with their BB device.

There are lots of Z10 buyers that after the fact that they bought their new Z10 device discover that they cannot sync with OUTLOOK on their computer. This is a massive dissappointment and then they go check GOOGLE to see if they did anything wrong in the proces s of changing their device to the newly bought Z10.

On the internet they discover that BB LINK does NOT facilitate SYNC with OUTLOOK on their computer. After browsing through the available information, it turns out that is does sync with cloud mail (Hotmail, Google, etc) but disappointingly NOT with the often uses OUTLOOK on the computer.

Also there seems to be a kind of workaround in the form of a (PAID) app, but this is of course not something people want, they want simplicity, userfriendlyness and it must be quick without artificial work arounds.

Please check GOOGLE for "z10 OUTLOOK SYNC PROBLEMS" and see the official BB General Support Forums (GENERAL SUPPORT>BLACKBERRY 10 SMARTPHONES>BLACKBERRY Z10) for more info about lots of disappointed users. The items like "new Blackberry 10 sync to outlook", etc. have thousands of views and hundreds of replies.

Irritated new buyers bring back their phones to the carriers, which cannot sell these phones and leave them returned. Salesnumbers are not effected by the returns and customer are very disappointed in their BB experience.

This looks like truly a massive misdoing of BB management when introducing and rolling out the new BB 10.

Check the internet and see how beloved BB is CHASING CUSTOMERS AWAY.

11 Feb, 02:08 PMReplyLike1

kherman Comments (376)

Wow, talk about fringe cases making up 100% of users.

Outlook works fine. If you read about it, it is not as simple to configure a s it should be.

11 Feb, 05:11 PMReplyLike1

PersephonShropshire Comments (12)

You entire comment is completely useless since you CAN sync with outlook

http://bit.ly/Xw8bPS

11 Feb, 05:50 PMReplyLike1

MixedFusion Comments (5)

who still uses outlook these days? and if its a really such a big deal I’m sure bb will figure it out, you must also remember Microsoft is the biggest reason why bbs never got skype, and maybe Microsoft is keeping bb away from outlook to help motivate their own crappy phones. Windows phones will never work… history repeats its self if you don’t learn from it and Microsoft doesn’t seem to learn, Bill Gates left when he saw Microsoft hit its pinnacle as a company.

11 Feb, 11:07 PMReplyLike0

gwynfryn Comments (677)

Yes Mix, I too was wondering why nobody blamed Outlook for the problem; compatibility is a two way street, isn’t it?

12 Feb, 09:51 AMReplyLike0

LTI0723 Comments (6)

I was looking for something e lse on http://bit.ly/12tWMDf and came across this. It may help those with the Outlook sync issue.

http://bit.ly/XwTcsO

12 Feb, 03:57 PMReplyLike0

Maximus65 Comments (12)

@author

Go ahead and keep your $12 value on "RIM" stock. I will monitor my BBRY stock to significant profits. Thanks for trying though.

11 Feb, 02:16 PMReplyLike5

TECHCAPITAL Comments (5)

Salespeople at carriers in the UK and Canada state that approx 15-25% of buyers return their Z10 because of non syncability with Outlook.

Non sync is not applicable for hotmail, google accounts but for businesses without BES and individuals.

This feature was standard in the prior versions of BB, now management has excluded this important feature. People do realize this when they bought the Z10 and want to sync with their existing calender, tasks etc.

Sales of Z10 is great, but returns are great as well. Nobody seems to realize this.

What an enormous mistake of BB and the new BB Link.

See: http://bit.ly/VQlnQ3

11 Feb, 02:36 PMReplyLike1

kherman Comments (376)

Your link does not back your claim. Show me proof of that 25% number.

11 Feb, 05:11 PMReplyLike1

Richmond Restart Comments (5)

It not all about the sales, its also the returns that count.

It seems that carriers in the UK and Canadag report massive returns because of returned Z10’s as a result of dissappointed buyers.

Mostly these are buyers -which the greater part are longstanding BB fan’s- but which are now much disappointed by a missing feature they had i n the past with the "old" BB phones but which has been left out in the new BB LINK.

BB LINK is the new commununication software tool which replaces the BB DESKTOP SOFTWARE, which many users have installed on their computer to communicate and sync with their BB device.

There are lots of Z10 buyers that after the fact that they bought their new Z10 device discover that they cannot sync with OUTLOOK on their computer. This is a massive dissappointment and then they go check GOOGLE to see if they did anything wrong in the process of changing their device to the newly bought Z10.

On the internet they discover that BB LINK does NOT facilitate SYNC with OUTLOOK on their computer. After browsing through the available information, it turns out that is does sync with cloud mail (Hotmail, Google, etc) but disappointingly NOT with the often uses OUTLOOK on the computer. n>

Also there seems to be a kind of workaround in the form of a (PAID) app, but this is of course not something people want, they want simplicity, userfriendlyness and it must be quick without artificial work arounds.

Please check GOOGLE for "z10 OUTLOOK SYNC PROBLEMS" and see the official BB General Support Forums (GENERAL SUPPORT>BLACKBERRY 10 SMARTPHONES>BLACKBERRY Z10) for more info about lots of disappointed users. The items like "new Blackberry 10 sync to outlook", etc. have thousands of views and hundreds of replies.

Irritated new buyers bring back their phones to the carriers, which cannot sell these phones and leave them returned. Salesnumbers are not effected by the returns and customer are very disappointed in their BB experience.

This looks like truly a massive misdoing of BB management when introducing and r olling out the new BB 10.

Check the internet and see how beloved BB is CHASING CUSTOMERS AWAY

11 Feb, 02:41 PMReplyLike1

kherman Comments (376)

Again, how many people does this actually effect?

11 Feb, 05:11 PMReplyLike1

LTI0723 Comments (6)

My understanding is that there is a way to sync Outlook calendar and contacts. Check out the following link:

http://bit.ly/XwTcs O

Source: http://seekingalpha.com/article/1172061-blackberry-surged-friday-on-positive-commentary-uncertainty-remains?source=email_investing_ideas&ifp=0

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