Articles by Chris Umiastowski

Gartner numbers actually indicate a reversal of BlackBerry market share loss

Gartner numbers actually indicate a reversal of BlackBerry market share loss

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On Monday of this week, an industry analyst from research firm Gartner posted a blog entry talking about the launch of the BlackBerry 10 platform in the US, and what it means. I’ve seen several headlines talking about this, yet very few link to the real source, so if you want to read it straight form the horse’s mouth, go here.  Note that this isn’t a formal research piece, but more of...

Let’s set the record straight on this crazy price cutting speculative garbage

Let’s set the record straight on this crazy price cutting speculative garbage

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Today we noticed an article in The Telegraph and the headline was quite negative, suggesting that retailers are slashing BlackBerry Z10 prices. They also quoted an analyst, James Faucette from Pacific Crest, talking in very bearish terms about all this. For the record, I have not seen the Pac Crest report, however the way The Telegraph portrays it, the whole thing appears to be very...

BlackBerry stock nosediving on Home Depot news? (Updated - Jim Balsillie liquidates his shares)

BlackBerry stock nosediving on Home Depot news? (Updated - Jim Balsillie liquidates his shares)

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* Update - Umi wrote up this editorial on yesterday's Home Depot news, as the stock dipped yesterday and he was writing an editorial around it. Today's much BIGGER BBRY market news here is word that former BlackBerry Co-CEO Jim Balsillie has liquidated his stock in the company. Find out what this means for BlackBerry. Headlines aside, Umi's editorial here is still a good general...