BlackBerry to announce Q2 fiscal 2014 results on Friday, September 27th

By Bla1ze on 7 Sep 2013 06:38 pm EDT

If you're interested in BlackBerry financials, it's soon that time again for BlackBerry to speak to investors. This time around, it will be all about their Q2 fiscal 2014 results and where the company stands, something I'm sure a lot of folks will be interested in hearing given recent headlines. The event will take place on Friday, September 27th, 2013.

A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-800-814-4859 or by visiting the BlackBerry Investor Events website on your BlackBerry smartphone, BlackBerry Tablet or PC. As always, we'll be tuned into the event and have plenty of follow-up commentary after. You can check out the full press release below, should you need the full details.

Press Release

BlackBerry to Announce Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results on Friday, September 27th, 2013

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Sept. 6, 2013) - BlackBerry® (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) will be reporting results for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 on September 27th, 2013. A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-800-814-4859 or through your BlackBerry® 10 smartphone, personal computer or BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet at A replay of the conference call will also be available at approximately 10 am by dialing (+1)416-640-1917 and entering pass code 4612568# or by clicking the link above on your BlackBerry® 10 smartphone, personal computer or BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. This replay will be available until midnight ET October 11, 2013.

Scheduled Quarterly Results Conference calls for FY 2014

  • Q2: Friday, September 27, 2013, before markets open
  • Q3: Friday, December 20, 2013, before markets open
  • Q4: Friday, March 28, 2014, before markets open

About BlackBerry

A global leader in wireless innovation, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. BlackBerry is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ:BBRY) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:BB). For more information, visit BlackBerry and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of BlackBerry Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.


Reader comments

BlackBerry to announce Q2 fiscal 2014 results on Friday, September 27th



Unfortunately it seems like it's going to be ugly.

You don't hurry up a sale of the company if things have turned around or are looking good.

I'm a BlackBerry supporter and am praying they are going private rather than going to a chop shop, but things aren't looking good right now.

Posted via CB10

Exactly. The acceleration of the sale proves BlackBerry is desperate. If none of their strategic options pan out, one can only imagine what the December 20th call will be like.

No, it proves they understand that uncertainty is a killer of value.

Swiped with one thumb from the virtual keyboard of my awesome Z10!

"No, it proves they understand that uncertainty is a killer of value."

If they understand that uncertainty is a killer, why did they go public with that "exploring options" crap. That alone has created a massive amount of uncertainty with customers/partners and really did them a disservice. Now everyone is "Woah... hold on, let's re-think our upgrade strategy" etc...

Well, IF BlackBerry wants to take itself private, it wouldn't want to pay top dollar to re-aquire it's shares now would they?

Posted via CB10

Well it's pretty dangerous I agree. But devaluation of the company just lowers it's net worth, so taking private won't cost as much as guy at top said before. However the risk of degrading the blackberry reputation sure is a problem in the foreseeable future if they ever do take it private

I'm no expert, but I think there is a legal obligation to go public with that type of information when you're a public company...

I hope they go private and do great things without having to tell the world when the executives go to the washroom... worse than twitter....

I would think that the reason they went public is that because that is a material issue and being a publicly traded company they are obligated to do that. That underscores why going private would be good.

Posted via CB10

There was a great article on this. Joint ventures and partnerships rather than sale. BlackBerry has already partnered with Garmin. Look for announcement on these in November.

Posted via CB10

+1 garmin, Panasonic/qnx, mozilla, these are the start of strategic partnerships to scale bb10 up in other markets. In this case mapping, automotive and Internet security. Hopefully there will be many more partnerships like this and much bigger partners as well. Maybe a hardware partner in the future. The whole objective of the committee was too "accelerate the launch of bb10"

Posted from my incredible Z10

?????? This is just news, it's neither good nor bad. As a public company this had to happen.

Posted via CB10 from BB Z10

News at this most likely won't be good anyway. I will be sure to post updates on my channel though. Crackberry is slow with getting news out there compared to most other outlets.

via CB10 (BB Z10 : BLK : OS 10.1) [ Channel @ C0012477B for BB News, MMA & Tech Updates ]

Slow? Please... screw your indirect channel spam. CB is very timely, Bla1ze seems to never sleep, so relax and stfu.

Sent via Z10 on Verizon running a .1047 hybrid thru CB10

Do you guys want to know the truth about blackberry. apparently the company could have done well but the big wigs are greedy and just want to cash out, they don't want to leave the company in other people's names..... greed and crouption is the real reason BBRY is being put down

Sexy White BlackBerry Z10

Selling isn't such a bad idea depending on who they sell to. I'd rather they form a partnership though.

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Whomever purchases them would hardly be interested in sustaining BlackBerry 10 OS.

You prefer they form a partnership with whom, to achieve what exactly?

A partnership with mercedes benz, better still Ford or Vauxhall. BlackBerry redesign their infotainment systems and BlackBerry 10 fully integrate into it.

Any of the thousand of companies who depend on iron clad mobile security options.

Posted via CB10

QNX has a pretty good "in" with automobile manufacturers as it is. And they partnered with Panasonic to advance those partnerships. Not sure many are clamoring to redesign their infotainment systems in the first place.

QNX can survive without BlackBerry 10 handheld OS.

Which is why it won't be an outright sale, at least not of the full company, because IIRC, Thor stated that they were pursuing the options they were in order to continue to push BB10 forward. I'm not saying that it couldn't have changed with the review, but the company is not currently operating at a loss.

The other thing that a sale could mean is that the company will be going private, with a third party buying the shares of the company, leaving BlackBerry to continue pushing BB10 without worrying about stock shorting and other such things, while having the influence of said third party to move things as well.

I am however anticipating either a partnership with a different company or a sale of its hardware division. Someone else makes the devices and loads the BlackBerry 10 OS on them.


Posted from my brain to your screen via CBQ10

The only ones I can see doing that would be the lesser known Android manufacturers like Acer or Asus, or those who have dabbled in the past like Panasonic, Dell or Lenovo.

Asus would be cool with me. I build most of my Pc's with their motherboards. They also put out some great tablets. They're a great electronic company, ask any geek, like me. Def not an 'unknown ' company. They can and do make some great stuff.

Posted via CB10 from my Z10

+1 Yup Asus to me makes the best motherboards. Plus three year warranty is awesome!

Posted via CB10

Except that Asus has absolutely horrendous customer service, despite their quality in motherboard manufacturing. Their netbooks are by no means amazing, and with the support they provide for them, I would never again touch them with a 10 foot pole (or any of their products if I can help it, for that matter).

Posted via CB10 on the amazing Q10

No one will buy BlackBerrys hardware business. No one.

But a vendor like Lenovo or Acer could partner so that BlackBerry can completely ditch the hardware business and have another company with more scale and expertise handle that end of the design/production.

Just hope they lend their keyboard patents/expertise to whichever vendor they partner with

Posted via CB10

Seeing your "new"signature after the social fiasco on the other article made me chuckle.
I hope that boosted sales :)

At night everything goes black. Night is scary as you don't know when the sabre tooth tiger is going to jump out on you. That's why black=bad

Posted via CB10

Fingers crossed.... hoping for the best expecting the worst. BlackBerry just can't die on us.

Posted by z10 boss

You're acting like that's the media's fault. If BlackBerry would care about their image they'd launch a serious PR war to change the hearts and minds of media critics.

Like I just don't get it ppl hyped over the "new" iPhone 5s and 5cheap and it's like BlackBerry don't exist.. some conspiracy is at work

Posted by z10 boss

By selling out to the NSA,?

BlackBerry will survive in the Corporate and Government Sectors! My Z10 is so much better than an iphone!

Did you not watch the news last Friday night, how these other companies gave the NSA encryption keys. BlackBerry is the only company the NSA hasn't been able to crack. How is giving the NSA access to people's personal information good PR?

BlackBerry will survive in the Corporate and Government Sectors! My Z10 is so much better than an iphone!

Allegation by some Spiegel idiot, regurgitated by the Verge of course and then by Engadget. Please refrain bringing any article from Engadget here. They are BlackBerry haters through and through. BlackBerry was not on the document supplied by Snowden, nor were they in the subject of supplying encryption keys. Of course there are big reasons to drag BlackBerry into the same dirty hole as Apple and Google and others have put themselves in.

BlackBerry will survive in the Corporate and Government Sectors! My Z10 is so much better than an iphone!

Its alittle bit of both. BlackBerry ineptitude as well as a lingering anti-bb sentiment from the media and there corporate oligarch owners. NSA has their hands in stock manipulation and business. Much more than the average person would think, esp blinded-by-media americans.

Posted via CB10

Q3 Q4? Won't they be sold by then. I'm hoping not, I won't be upset if Sony or cpp bought them

Sent from The Legendary Zed10

I doubt Sony could afford them, the only thing making them money is the play station division.

Posted from my Red Zed

? What ? Are you high ? I think you better educate on the Size and scope of Sony Corporation.
Obviously you have no idea what makes money for Sony. You can rest assure that Sony make more money Selling it's Android Phones then BB does.

Sony doesn't make much money at all. They've finally posted a profit after several years of negative earnings.

Even though they've posted a profit, their met margin is razor thin.

Posted via CB10

Uhhh, the CPP doesn't own the Leafs...

You're thinking about the Teachers Pension Plan, but their share were sold off last year.

Three reasons:
1. They're well established with Android.
2. They had a partner in Ericsson which they divorced.
3. They recently put out a call to developers to make apps to control their cameras on iOS, Android and Windows.

Sorry but Sony is not in the least bit interested in BlackBerry.

Sony has had to stay focused on what truley makes them money. The Jap company's spend alot of money on R and D . Twice what competitors spend usually. They didnt need Ericson anymore. You could argue that they dont need another partner with a phone company either but I think it would be great to see Sony entertainment products penetrate the market through BB10. Thats what is is truley about people. , Partnership and expansion.

Sony is doing OK, they have been going through a hard time too. The economy does suck for the average person. They are just starting to make money. BB is making money and in the Black. A partnership with Sony is what I am dreaming about. Sony is a smart innovator. They would not hard BB10. Not everyone is in love with Android either just because most use it doesnt mean they like it more.

This is a POST about Results. Anyone thinking that the RESULTS will show a Positive Q 2 for BB is clearly either BS or not good with Money .

BlackBerry stands a great chance now that Snowden has exposed Apple. Android, and the rest of the competition supplying the NSA with everyone's information. I can see a lot of companies returning to BlackBerry.

BlackBerry will survive in the Corporate and Government Sectors! My Z10 is so much better than an iphone!

When I see main stream news which are renowned for responsible and factual reporting, then Ok. However, even as of Friday night the news was about Google, Apple, Yahoo, Facebook etc. BlackBerry has not been part of that list and believe it the media sure wished it was. Google and Apple have already admitted guilt so I am sure if BlackBerry was involved they would be happy to point that out.

BlackBerry will survive in the Corporate and Government Sectors! My Z10 is so much better than an iphone!

Yea but the only issue is the percentage of customers that care about security is probably less than 1%.

Posted via CB10

It's not the average consumer who cares, although they should be, it will be corporate and government sectors that will have to give BES and BES10 a second look. This is where I believe BlackBerry will survive, and then adventually make it somewhat back into the consumer space.

BlackBerry will survive in the Corporate and Government Sectors! My Z10 is so much better than an iphone!

100,000,000 BlackBerry 10 devices sold and they're out of the danger zone!

...though I'd settle for them not falling below 2.5B cash just yet..

The only reason they didn't fall below 2.5bn last quarter was a once off tax refund. They won't be getting that again. Expect the bank balance to be way below this figure.

Actually, the tax refund is was the SR&D rebate. As long as they have an R&D department in Canada, they will receive the benefit every year.

That said, i'm doubtful that they sold enough devices this quarter as well

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Released September 27th Worldwide

Can't miss this one!

Posted via CB10

We haven't seen the best of BlackBerry since January 2013. It's sad that we're resolved to expect the worst all the time.

We were warned, Blackberry said they would not have a positive quarter since they would be spending a lot marketing. The analysts have already posted their negative remarks matter what the company says or posts.

Posted via CB10

Heard it through the grapevine BlackBerry is replacing Alicia Keys with Björk to break into the Icelandic market.

BB has been running full page NY Times ads several times a week for the Q10 and Z10 - targeting the business market.
On TV, there is extensive advertising especially targeting the sports market, including sports stadiums.
Many T-Mobile ads feature the Z10, paid for by BB.

Promotional discounts and old device trade-in programs would take quite a bit of the marketing budget.

Magic carpet ride commercials arent cheap i guess... or informative... or productive...

Posted via CB10

Going to be epic. Venezuela paid up, (hopefully), 7.5 mil BB10 sold, 4.75 mil BBOS sold, strong adoption of BES 10.2 (due to sale on device license) AND the strategic options play is still relevant. Rest easy.

Posted via CB10

These people just post this crap " Shanerredflag 3 hours ago Going to be epic. "
They do this to keep the faithful having faith so as to believe they are making money and will turn it all around. The reality is if you use our Grade 6 education you would clearly understand that it will take YEARS to right this ship.

Venezuela didn't pay up, our economy is too bad and few people can afford smartphones, and those that can hate BlackBerry(BBOS, few people know about BB10)

BB wrote down 72 million from Venezuela last quarter, even with a generous 800.00 per device that's 90,000 devices...likely allot more than that because BBOS devices would be substantially less. Not allot for an entire country but clearly not everyone hates them.

I'm sorry, do you think you know more about what Venezuelans think about BlackBerry? Last time I checked I've been living in this country for seventeen years.

The only BB10 phones I've seen are on a BlackBerry stand in the mall, few people can buy a BB10 phone, the Z10 is retailing for about $1000(21.000Bsf) and yes people hate BlackBerry(there was even a TT mocking about how long BBOS takes to boot).

That would be a pretty good trick given that manufacturing made significantly less than 3 million phones during the Q; probably in the range of 2.5 million built. Manufacturing was cut in half at the end of last Q, and cut at least once this Q as well. Plus, this Q had a full month of "strategic options" to kill corporate sales, so I'd estimate sales in the 1.8-2.0 million range for BB10.

If sale are low it theirs and the mobile carriers fault had to wait week for my z10 cause they was out of stock and my friends am simpler problem cause store sold out and are taking too long to restock forcing people to buy other phone like that dumb apple brick

Posted via CB10

Just hope that BBM will be on other platform... No off delay this time!!! And i would also want that it goes private with the help of other Canadian company or even IBM would be great!!! Long live BlackBerry :)

Posted via CB10

If BlackBerry were to go private it would have happened already, and they wouldn't have publicly announced they'd like to sell the company by November.

Wasn't that an unknown source by the WSJ? Who even knows if that is really true?

BlackBerry will survive in the Corporate and Government Sectors! My Z10 is so much better than an iphone!

It was the last option, made first and the only option by the media. I think BlackBerry is working hard at business and cannot be bothered chasing unfounded reports, else they will just give the haters more ammo. I think we will see some great stuff within the next year.

BlackBerry will survive in the Corporate and Government Sectors! My Z10 is so much better than an iphone!

Which way do we turn?! Left, right, or do we keep going straight and hope we ram right through? (On a side note, BlackBerry is in a WAY better position than was the Titanic--I'd say BlackBerry has already hit the iceberg and is now fixing the leaks in the boat)

--Q10 and Canadian all the way!

"BlackBerry to announce Q2 fiscal 2014 results"

Wow, the results of Q2 fiscal 2014 in 2013!!!

With this kind of clairvoyance BB should be able to put Apple and Android out of business!

Or the 26th. They should get it out by the 21st though in order to not compete with the negative headlines from the earnings call.

They need to have it out now! I don't understand why they announced it so long ago. By the time it's released, all the hype would have fizzled away. They just don't learn. Communications and marketing failure.

Apparently they're at the mercy of Apple, who will not approve it for the App Store prior to their press event on September 10th. They might not even approve it until after iOS 7 is released.

It would be a kicker if they actually post good results. Kinda like "don't hate, we were just screwing with you all". Sadly it will most likely be like this.

"We missed the mark. The company is now for sale. Cheers and good night!"

Posted via CB10

There might be an explanation similar to why they dropped PlayBook... maybe Thor has forecast that the smartphone market segment won't even be around in 5 years anyways.

After all... Thor seemed pretty sure of that with the tablet market and apparently is a decent enough reason to get out of that market. Maybe they have some handle on the market that has escaped Apple, Google, Samsung and now... Amazon.

For instance... maybe Alex has inside news that S4BB is pulling their 10s of thousands of 'apps' from BBRY world.

Posted via CB10

I really wish S4BB's so-called "applications" never existed. He's made a couple good ones, but most of them are junk. I mean, have you ever looked in the "Recent Arrivals" section in BlackBerry World? Half of them are usually S4BB's dumb city map apps.

--Q10 and Canadian all the way!

Yeah I've noticed. I don't even bother with BBRY world any longer... the idea that users will troll through pages of city map apps and apps for wildly different regions / markets escapes me.

Just more of the same. The C-suite obviously wants to sell and break up the company... only a matter of time.

Posted via CB10

Instead of knocking $50 off the prices of their phones, they should give $50 commission on each one sold. Maybe some effort would be focused on blackberry instead of apple /Samsung

Posted via CB10

Ya sure why not. Oh hey and while we are at it, APPLE said you get $75 commission if it is there phones.
Oh wait Head Office just sent a memo, Samsung said u get $90 for selling there phones.

I mean come on, really ? give money for each phone sold ? lol

Then they lose 50 dollars on each phone and I think right now profit is way more important to them even if they don`t achieve large volumes of sales.

Not looking good but I'm still rooting for them. BB all the way!

Posted via the best phone ever. The white Z10.

Funny how everyone feels this won't be good ect. Ect.

Truth is we already know it won't because Thor said himself it wouldn't be during the last results. If anyone is expecting a positive cash flow you are delusional. I expect good and bad as always..

Other things maybe forgotten.. the subscription numbers of BBOS would no longer be given.

Overall the numbers I will care about and am interested in is the amount of units sold for BB10 and BBM Users to date. The rest isn't all that exciting... keep moving

Posted via Z10

Going to be very very ugly ! hedging with weekly CBOE at the money PUTs , made a killing last time

My guess is a loss of users again -800,000 and under 1.8. Billion since they have to pay bills sooner or later..

Q10 under 700,000 units sold, Z10
Even less.

But didn't they announce on the last call they wouldn't be providing 'subscriber' numbers any more (because it doesn't align with their business model or some such obfuscation)?

Presumptuous that Blackberry's reporting Q2 2014 financial results when they haven't yet managed to navigate through the remainder of 2013 ...?

Posted via CB10

Will beat the street and sp will jump 15-20% on better than expected sales

Posted Via CB10 from my BB Q10

LMAO , um ? Where will the Sales be coming from ?
Z10 out old S4 ? or HTC One ? LG ? Iphone 5 ? 5s ?
Not happening.

Umm, QNX (BlackBerry owned) has new ventures, BBM going cross platform. Their quarterly report won't state how many HTC phones outsold etc. It's how the company is doing as a Whole! Maybe not up to expectations, but they have a lot to look forward to. The Os is only 9 months old and gaining traction. Add in all the SIGNED joint ventures, and you have a company that is viable and forward looking.

Posted via CB10 from my Z10

Bracing for another stock dip. I can't imagine any good news. Everything I read states sales are not going well. Carriers even pulling inventory from retail stores, and offering devices on line only. Hope for the best.

Posted via CB10

your stupid or what?
"Carriers" like you said are too many,
T-Mobile US pull the phones from a few stores
in the chicago area, just that,

It's going to be interesting to see how many bb10 smart phones were sold. Also interested if they are going to announce what their plans are and when they are going to start with m2m/mobile computing. They have to get this m2m / mobile computing started, get bbm cross platform going. They need positive news and stop the blood bath. We're rooting for you blackberry!!!.

Posted via CB10

Please oh please blackberry hang in there. Help my depression and don't sell! If anything go private but don't sell!

IROC-Z10 But Mostly She Rocks Me!!

What I simply don't understand is how naive people are to this amazing operating system. Definitely doesn't get the recognition it deserves. What a shame.

Posted via CB10



But put it in there face with an experienced user and their eyes light up.

Z10, PlayBook, 9810, 9000.

They should start off the session by saying "BB10 OS 10.2 is now live on all phones!" and everyone will be playing with the new awesome OS update instead of paying attention to the crappy sales numbers :P

- Developer of 'Web Design Cheat Sheet' for BB10 (Posted via CB10)

The earnings don't matter anymore if BlackBerry would be acquired anyway.

Posted via CB10

No, it would still be relevant. Purchase price would depend on the outstanding stock needed to buy plus giving shareholders à premium on the share price.

Posted via CB10

What I want to know is what will replace BlackBerry in those departments and government offices that have integrated the device in their infrastructure due mostly to its security.

All of us who have plans or top ups with the phone providers....what will happen to all of that and is there any plan to compensate for another phone.

Things look bad because BlackBerry is giving no clear feedback as to what is really going on, not even addressing the rumours.....and we the clients will all lose while the CEO appears to be insured much dînero even if the company goes tits up.

Nothing on twitter, facebook, Google news or other media to report anything concrete...i am miffed !!!

Posted via CB10

If they talk the media just spins the topic and shits on BlackBerry. Best to keep quiet and let Snowden expose the real security risks of ios and android. I really think this will help BlackBerry in the corporate and government arenas going forward.

BlackBerry will survive in the Corporate and Government Sectors! My Z10 is so much better than an iphone!

Dude, get off the Snowden/NSA kick! I mean, really? What are you gonna do if BlackBerry aligns itself with an Android vendor or Chinese manufacturer?

Dude....get off the anti BlackBerry kick! You android and iPhone lovers don't like a real story that goes against you do you.....sweep it under the carpet and quick!

BlackBerry will survive in the Corporate and Government Sectors! My Z10 is so much better than an iphone!

Nothing. That's not going to happen. You are going to be surprised at the announcement that is coming within the month. I am not worried about BlackBerry!

BlackBerry will survive in the Corporate and Government Sectors! My Z10 is so much better than an iphone!

Going to be another blood bath unless there are some major partnership, licensing etc.

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I use a z10 and I love it however I've already bought a Sony Xperia Z as a backup when and if there is no more support for BB10.

Posted via CB10

i was looking to get that for my wife , too :) I love that Xp Z.
Going to get the Nexus 5 first though.

They should also focus on the ads of Z30/A10 and the 10.2 update! We all know that iPhone is great in hype news!

Posted via CB10

Just let it go............ BB is done. The Z10 and Z 30 have already set sale on a long journey to never never land.

" Nexus 4 owners who purchased a device for $309 or $359 on or after August 12 and before yesterday’s price drop are eligible for a $110 credit from Google. "

THIS is how you keep CUSTOMERS happy and don't take advantage of them. Unlike BB did with ALL the people that purchased a Playbook thinking it was getting BB10 " So said TH " then reneging on that.

GOOGLE knows how to market and keep people happy.

Yes and make the revenue from the NSA. Thanks. I will keep buying BlackBerry

BlackBerry will survive in the Corporate and Government Sectors! My Z10 is so much better than an iphone!

OMG . NSA have nothing to do with what phone you buy, they spy on Everyone ! That includes BB. If think you are " Safe " because you use a BB phone then I suggest you educate your self more because that is not the case.

Read the article Nate. Have fun with your Nexus! Be sure you check "don't agree " to Google's terms! :) or should I say, please READ their terms of agreement. Then YOU decide. Happy Internet browsing!

Posted via CB10 from my Z10 should follow factual reporting, and if you don't think it has major implications you are sadly mistaken. PS BlackBerry is not on the list. Enjoy your Android.

BlackBerry will survive in the Corporate and Government Sectors! My Z10 is so much better than an iphone!

Just read this article... I don't know how accurate it is but it goes a long way in giving me that small glimmer of hope... I can't imagine using any other platform, I wish the world could see that although it isn't perfect YET BlackBerry 10 is the os of the future... no question

Read it. Awesome, and accurate. Nice to finally have someone put some effort into a BlackBerry article. The world needs BlackBerry more than ever. Honor, integrity and security will prevail. Snowden has exposed the real truth about Google and Apple. We all knew it, but know one wanted to believe it. No one knew it was this bad however.

BlackBerry will survive in the Corporate and Government Sectors! My Z10 is so much better than an iphone!

An article out today says Snowden has proof BlackBerry codes have also been cracked by the NSA. If u think BlackBerry is safe from the NSA, you are in a dream world.

Posted via CB10

That article was by a BlackBerry hater called Spiegel, regurgitated by the Verge, and then again by Engadget which beats on everything BlackBerry 24/7. If you cared to watch the main stream news, which showed the documents leaked, BlackBerry wasn't on the list. Now we are going to have a massive financially backed campaign to drag BlackBerry into the same shit hole as the rest. By the end of it I am sure we will have Google and Apple convincing the masses that BlackBerry made us do it! Encryption keys were handed over by Google, Apple, Facebook, Yahoo etc. That is a far cry from being hacked.

BlackBerry will survive in the Corporate and Government Sectors! My Z10 is so much better than an iphone!

Expectations are so bad they could actually surprise. With Q10 and Q5 channel fills shipments mite be ok but I worry about guidance and Z10 sales.

We shall see.

Posted via CB10

I don't think BlackBerry wants to be acquired which is why its seems as though its taking long for some sort of announcement from them. It seems they are looking for Strategic Partners to help them accelerate BB10 adoption.

Marketing in the Philippines seems far more lively. We even had a Swap & Save promo and regular TV spots. Man, I hope for good news. I'd hate to have to spend on a new postpaid line for an iPhone 5S or and Android phone if BlackBerry goes under.

Posted via CB10

Turtles turtles turtles rah rah rah. Turtles turtles turtles rah rah rah rah. I love turtles. Blackberry's results will be ugly but we shall prevail

Posted via CB10

My wife and I both replaced you Bolds for Z10's and added Two PlayBook's. #DoingOurPart

Posted via CB10 / Z10

Great job! Enjoy!

BlackBerry will survive in the Corporate and Government Sectors! My Z10 is so much better than an iphone!

I agree. BlackBerry 10 is such a great Os. If you're happy with it, keep moving! :D

Posted via CB10 from my Z10

I hope it's good news, but the way things are going and lack of q10 sales, I doubt we will See a turn around. I Too hope blackberry goes private but if it doesn't.. It would be nice to see Microsoft acquire Blackberry as well. That would put the lumina in top tier when comparing to a android or Iphone.

Nuff said...

Posted via CB10

Honestly don't think they will be selling but they need to crush the rumours and fast because it effecting business they need better people's dealing with PR

Posted via CB10

Yep, the company should have thought of how the announcement would impact current sales.

I'm guessing the advancement of the transaction whether it may be going private or selling off parts of the company was an "oh shit" moment wherein they realized that consumers need to know what's gonna happen next.

Uncertainty only adds another reason to not get a BlackBerry at this point.

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This is going to be ugly. I'd have thought it's a question of when, not if, they get sold; in how many pieces; and whether the buyer has any interest in keeping BB 10 going. (I assume they will find value in QNX.) I still think someone like Motorola Solutions would be a great fit, but I have not heard them or Honeywell AIDC mentioned at all, so not holding out much hope for that.

Wouldn't it be ironic that BlackBerry's only deadline made is the November sale of the company.

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Can't do anything about what's gonna happen but just as long as the objective remains the same, which is to "accelerate BlackBerry 10 deployment", then I'm good with that.

BlackBerry spent years to make BB10 so I'm hoping they don't just sell off what they envisioned to be their savior or something.

I just hope that they continue to push with enhancing value for BB10.

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I wouldn't mind what was happening quite so much if the iPhone was a much better product than the z10. But my daughter has the iPhone 5 and the blue paint is scratching off and both her lightning USB power cables have failed. The Warranty people get you to pay in advance for a replacement regardless of whether you have paid for a service contract and 99% of apple store users give the cable 1star because the cables don't last. Imagine if blackberry had these quality issues? The one mistake that blackberry has made is not to copy the apple store concept everywhere. They could do it as a licenced franchise concept.

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The stupid asses really put a damper on sales with their anouncement,that the company was for sale and prem was leaving the board,another 40% haircut on the stock is going to bring it down to 6 bucks,they have to announce on the 27th that a deal is in the works and will be finalized by November.Thor said they want to increase shareholder value so what was he thinking?Something has to be done soon before the 27th or on that day.

Keep hoping and wishing for the best, but the more I see the more that hope is fading. I just bought a Q10 thinking that maybe something good was going to be announced in the next few weeks, but all the reports I keep seeing are making that less and less likely.

Makes me wonder we have fantastic positive ideas to help push blackberry Phones sales in this post and the forums.


I think blackberry should push a promotion trade in your BBOS and get a discount on a BB10 phone. Convert all the current BBOS owners to BB10 then focus on converting IOS and Android users.

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If the stock tanks,I really have to wonder, if it is, a deliberate attempt to devalue BB.They seem to do all the right things to accomplish this,while keeping the company in survival mood with all their little deals going forward.Money is money, and to steal it from the stockholders in such a transparent way is certainly a crime in my mind.I'm sure we stockholders will all be relieved when BB announces they sold the company for it's fair value,which is huge! Many others will be relieved as well,the employees,in Waterloo and around the world.Why do they want money to stop coming in at this point in time? What will they do to encourage Christmas shoppers to buy BB?What are the authorities in place doing to protect the small guy from such suicidal behavior?The writing is on the wall,but I can't believe ,what I am seeing,this is going on to long .I want to see an announcement before the 27th, or else something is fishy.It,s just to obious,that a crime has been commited.Am I being harsh?you bet ya !!

Really curious how BBOS10 sales have performed.. wonder if they'll give a break down per device, but they probably won't. They didn't do it last time, did they?