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Old 01-29-2013, 03:21 AM
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BlackBerry 10 Receives FIPS 140-2 Security Certification Ahead of Launch

BlackBerry has more third-party security certifications and more government mobile device management experience than any provider of mobile solutions.

BlackBerry® solutions have enabled secure government mobility for over a decade. An important component of this effort has been to continuously invest the time and resources required to achieve and maintain FIPS 140-2 certification.

We're excited to share the news of FIPS 140-2 certification for the upcoming BlackBerry® 10 platform. The certification will enable government agencies to deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10, RIM's new mobile enterprise management solution, from the day of launch.

What is FIPS 140-2?
FIPS, or "Federal Information Processing Standard" 140-2 is an industry standard developed jointly by the U.S. and Canadian Governments to provide a common certification for the security of encryption modules in technology products. In this blog post, I'll provide a general overview of FIPS 140-2 and demonstrate how FIPS 140-2 certification of encryption modules used in BlackBerry products is an important piece of the security and certification puzzle.

Two programs govern certification for FIPS 140-2: Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), and the Cryptographic Algorithms Validation Program (CAVP). These programs can evaluate software, hardware, and firmware – or any combination of the three. With the passage of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002, all U.S. federal organizations must use FIPS 140-2 certified encryption modules in their technology. Beyond federal organizations, FIPS 140-2 is often seen as a requirement for broader government and law enforcement use, and also provides peace of mind for enterprise customers.

"Achieving FIPS 140-2 certification means that BlackBerry 10 is ready to meet the strict security requirements of government agencies and enterprises at launch. What differentiates BlackBerry is that it is the only mobile solution that integrates end-to-end security, and includes certified encryption algorithms for data at rest and data in transit. No other mobile solution can claim this level of security today or in the near future.- Michael K. Brown, RIM Vice President of Security Product Management and Research

FIPS 140-2 ensures and verifies that encryption within a module is implemented correctly. Vendors can choose to register a particular module or multiple modules within the product for FIPS 140-2 certification. For BlackBerry smartphones running the BlackBerry operating system (OS) up to and including version 7.1, we have achieved FIPS certification for the BlackBerry Cryptographic Kernel module that resides in the OS. The BlackBerry 10 platform (as well as the current BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet) makes use of the FIPS-certified BlackBerry OS Cryptographic Library module. All of the encryption algorithms used in BlackBerry 10 meet CAVP requirements.

You might have noticed that we've so far discussed encryption within (often specific) modules and not an entire device or platform. In order to validate the security of the entire BlackBerry 10 platform, we augment our security assurance by performing other tests and gaining additional certifications. Many evaluation bodies, like Common Criteria (ISO 15408), use FIPS 140-2 certified encryption modules as a foundation for a broader product evaluation.

The uniquely secure BlackBerry Cryptographic Library
At RIM, we not only incorporate FIPS 140-2 certified modules into all of our smartphones and tablets, but have also obtained FIPS 140-2 certification for the central BlackBerry Cryptographic Library. The BlackBerry Cryptographic Library is a pre-built DLL (Dynamic-Link Library), which offers cryptographic services for a variety of BlackBerry products including BlackBerry® Desktop Software, BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, BlackBerry® Mobile Fusion, and BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10. These products are used along with the BlackBerry devices to connect to resources on the enterprise network. Using a model like this allows us to provide a secure end-to-end mobility solution, from the device straight to the enterprise network.

Why does FIPS 140-2 certification matter?
Enterprises today are demanding more from their mobility solutions, including providing workers with access to sensitive enterprise data, behind-the-firewall mobile applications, and a variety of services accessed directly from a smartphone or tablet. With this increased level of access comes an increased level of risk. Our FIPS 140-2 certifications, in conjunction with the multitude of other security accreditations, provide IT managers with assurance that the risks surrounding data at rest and data in transit can be adequately managed using BlackBerry products. RIM introduced the first smartphone with a FIPS approved module to the mobile market, and since its inception, no other mobile solution has been awarded the same level and quantity of security accreditations granted to BlackBerry products.

As you can see, FIPS 140-2 provides security-conscious organizations with the peace of mind to continue forward with mobility and to realize the benefits of mobile solutions without having to worry about compromising the security of communications. FIPS 140-2 is an important certification for the BlackBerry solution, but it is only one piece of our certification portfolio. We have more third-party security certifications and more government mobile device management experience than any provider of mobile solutions. This is why the BlackBerry solution is considered the gold standard in the enterprise, small business, and government.

Security beyond mobile devices
While it's important that mobile devices in your work environment are certified as secure against wider standards, device certification is only one piece of the security puzzle for an organization. The solution used to manage these mobile devices and the communication, transfer of data, and access controls also need to be verified as secure. This is why we're developing the upcoming BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 as the next-generation secure enterprise mobility management platform. The BlackBerry Cryptographic Library and the BlackBerry Cryptographic Java Modules that are used in BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 have also achieved FIPS 140-2 certification. We firmly believe that BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 and the BlackBerry 10 platform represent the most secure and functionally holistic mobile solution for enterprise and government.


RIM trekked down to Washington, D.C. where BlackBerry was the technology partner at a Canadian Embassy inauguration event. Government leaders, military officers, and Capitol Hill personnel were in attendance and eager to get hands-on with BlackBerry PlayBook tablets and BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha devices.

Reactions to the QNX-based tablet and upcoming smartphone were solidly positive, and it was a real pleasure to see individuals discovering features, functionality, and gesture-based interaction that they hadn't before experienced. The ability to peek into BlackBerry Hub, the overall flow of BlackBerry 10, and the separation between work and personal data with BlackBerry Balance were clear differentiators for the attendees.

http://bizblog.blackberry.com/2012/1...certification/




Server wise they have always been quite secure and they are well known for this but whether or not they will now allow Application Developers to access the contacts and calender section among other personal sections of the new Blackberry Smartphone will need to be seen. The link below mentions this for developers but does mention or state whether the end users using their smartphone have an enable or disable feature to manage whether or not the application its self can access personal information in the smartphone and whether or not it will function without being able to access the contacts booklet,Calender and Photo of the OS.

It is very easy to have a separate folder for Photos and one can place the Photo that they wish to share with say Facebook or Whatsapp without them needing to access all your pictures or contacts for them to function. One should be able to add the contacts that they want with Whatsapp,Facebook or Line without having a mandatory sync all to use policy The option to sync all for those that wish to sync all their personal info is fine but it should be an option and not a must for an application to function or even work. In the link below this is not clear and neither is it in the above post you posted.

https://developer.blackberry.com/air...524628_11.html
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BlackBerry 10 Launch Event Available Via Webcast on January 30th, 2013

RIM will be broadcasting the BlackBerry® 10 launch event on January 30th, 2013, via webcast. The event will happen simultaneously in:

• New York (US)
• Toronto (Canada)
• London (UK)
• Paris (France)
• Dubai (UAE)
• Johannesburg (South Africa)
• Delhi (India)
• Jakarta (Indonesia)

This day will mark the official launch of its new platform - BlackBerry 10, as well as the unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Details on the smartphones and their availability will be announced at the event.
A live webcast will be held beginning at 10 am ET, which can be accessed via:

http://www1.rim.com/newsroom.html

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New BlackBerry World for BlackBerry 10 to Include Extensive Catalogue of Songs, Latest Movies and TV Shows

Unified Multimedia Storefront Will Carry Music and Video Content from All Major Studios, Labels and Broadcasters

RIM announced that the new BlackBerry® World™ storefront (formally BlackBerry App World™) for BlackBerry 10 will offer one of the most robust music and video catalogs in mobile today. The new BlackBerry World will include an extensive catalog of songs as well as movies and TV shows, with most movies coming to the store the same day they are released on DVD, and next day availability of many current TV series. The competitive offering will feature content from all major studios, music labels and top local broadcast networks. Customers will be able to preview tracks and access the content using multiple payment options.

“Music and video content is an integral part of a rich mobile experience. People want easy and convenient access to their favorite music, movies and TV shows wherever they are,” said Frank Boulben, Chief Marketing Officer at Research In Motion. “RIM is committed to working with content providers to bring the best, most up-to-date content to our customers with BlackBerry 10, and to make it easy for them to get what they want.”

The video download and rental section in BlackBerry World will initially be available in the US, UK and Canada. Varying by region and distributor, customers will have access to movies from the following studios and independents:

• 20th Century Fox
• Entertainment One (eOne)
• Lionsgate
• MGM
• National Film Board of Canada
• Paramount Pictures
• Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (US)
• Starz Digital Media
• STUDIOCANAL
• The Walt Disney Studios
• Universal Pictures (UK)
• Warner Bros

Customers will also have access to TV shows from the following broadcasters and studios:

• ABC Studios
• BBC Worldwide
• CBC/Radio-Canada
• CBS
• DHX Media
• ITV
• National Geographic
• NBC Universal (UK)
• Nelvana
• Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (US)
• Starz Digital Media
• Twentieth Century Fox Television
• Univision Communications Inc
• Warner Bros

The BlackBerry World storefront’s DRM-free music download section will feature an extensive catalog from all major and independent labels including:

• 4AD Records
• Domino Recording Company
• Finetunes
• Matador Records
• [PIAS] Entertainment Group
• Rough Trade Records
• Sony Music Entertainment
• The Orchard
• Universal Music Group
• Warner Music Group
• XL Recordings
• Zebralution

The music section will initially be available in 18 countries:

• US
• Canada
• Mexico
• Brazil
• Argentina
• Colombia
• UK
• France
• Germany
• Italy
• Netherlands
• Spain
• South Africa
• India
• Singapore
• Malaysia
• Australia
• New Zealand

http://www.blackberryos.com/content/...tv-shows-5092/

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BlackBerry10 FAQ

Q: Can BB10 work with Apple iTunes? I have too much money invested in iTunes to just jump ship. Although I love BB10, I won't make the switch unless syncing my music to my BB10 via iTunes is possible.

A: There is an app called iTunes sync. However, read the description as to any special rules for this. You can download the app here.

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/65525/


If you're like me, keeping your mobile devices up-to-date with your latest music purchases is a hassle. I've always wished it was a simple as pressing a button -- and now it is. iTunes Sync allows you to copy your iTunes collection from your Windows PC or Mac to your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ or BlackBerry® phone with the press of a button, no wires, no hassle. Download a new song on your computer? No problem, just open iTunes Sync on your mobile device and press 'Sync', and that track will be copied onto your device wirelessly in seconds. Download all of your music, or use features that allow you greater control over what music gets copied to your device.

NOTE: - iTunes Sync does not copy music from your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ or BlackBerry® phone to your computer. If you are interested in that functionality, check out my other app named "Music Upload", which is PlayBook / Windows PC only at this point. - It will not work with DRM music from a few years ago. (note that you can pay Apple another 40 cents to remove the DRM from your old iTunes purchases) - Download link for Windows PC program and/or Mac program:

http://www.danielbigham.ca/itunessync/

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http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/42...-will-fail.htm

We've already looked at five ways in which BlackBerry 10 could succeed, and now we'll look at how it could fail, killing off not just itself, but the entire BlackBerry and RIM brands as we know them.


1. iOS and Android have 92 percent of the market

Features like this - and the one my BB10-praising alter ego wrote earlier - are always going to contain opinion, but there's no escaping the fact that 92 percent of smartphones shipped today run either iOS or Android, according to Strategy Analytics.

It's a staggering majority that leaves very little room for Windows Phone 8, BlackBerry 10 and a range of upcoming alternative mobile OSes from the likes of Jolla and Ubuntu.

For reference, Blackberry commanded 20 percent of the global smartphone market in the first half of 2009.

If it's a success, Blackberry 10 could hold on to five or six percent, leaving Windows Phone 8 with two or three, but that's a big 'if' and one that has years of customer despair and disappointment stacked against it.

2. Alternative mobile OSs incoming

CES 2013 saw a number of alternative mobile operating systems stake their claim on that remaining eight percent of the market.

Sailfish from Jolla, Ubuntu, Firefox, and Samsung-backed Tizen have all produced attractive mobile OSes that could give BlackBerry a headache as it tries to fight off Windows Phone 8.

If RIM lets BB10 run on handsets from other manufacturers, as Heins suggested last year, its slice of the smartphone operating system market could grow, but with no concrete plans yet announced, this could be some time away.

3. Expected to be expensive

The two BlackBerry 10 smartphones due tomorrow have been some of the worst-kept secrets in tech, and if a recent leak is to be believed, then the touchscreen BlackBerry Z10 will cost £480 with 16GB of storage, SIM-free.

This is just £40 cheaper than the equivalent 16GB iPhone 5 and considerably more expensive than the £120 to £330 range currently occupied by most SIM-free BlackBerrys.

RIM will have to give us a very good reason to not spend the extra £40 and go for either an iPhone 5 or Nokia Lumia 920, or save around £40 and get a Samsung Galaxy S3.

4. Even BBM isn't popular anymore

Being partly blamed for the London riots of 2011 isn't going to do wonders for your public image, and now BBM's user base of 79 million has been eclipsed by the 100 million users of WhatsApp.

Unlike BBM, which can only be used to send free messages between BlackBerry devices, WhatsApp works across multiple platforms so iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 8 users can exchange messages and pictures with each other for free.

BBM used to be an attractive selling point for the consumer market, but with WhatsApp, iMessage and others offering the same service with more users, BBM is far less enticing than it used to be.

5. BlackBerry has lost its dominant business position

Gone are the days when BlackBerry was the only choice for businesses looking to supply employees with a smartphone, as increased security and more compatibility with corporate IT systems has made iOS and Android both safe (ish) and user-friendly alternatives.

RIM has lost numerous corporate and government contracts over the past two years, including the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the US National Transportation and Safety Board and the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.

In November, RIM even lost some business from the Pentagon, which said that it would start to let some employees use Apple and Android devices, but stressed that it would at least hold on to some BlackBerrys.

Research in Motion isn't dead, and at its current level it is unlikely to pass away suddenly, but the glory days of the mid to late 2000s are gone and unlikely to return.

Licensing BB10 and future software to other hardware manufacturers could be a solution, as could offering up BlackBerry hardware to run Android, but right now - and no matter how good BB10 turns out to be - this isn't going to be the heroic turnaround it could have been if it started two years ago.
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Analyst: Why BlackBerry 10 Won't Save RIM

Research in Motion will make a giant leap towards relevance on Wednesday when it unveils a new BlackBerry 10 smartphone and operating system. RIM showed Forbes a demo of the new-look interface earlier this month, and the software looked sleek, efficient and perfect for professionals. But can its much-hyped launch reverse a long-term decline that has beset Research in Motion in the last two years: a share price down by 73%, along with slimming market share and profits?

There are an estimated 80 million BlackBerry users out there, and a good chunk will almost certainly upgrade to the new device over the next two quarters to give RIM a financial boost after months of holding out for BB10. But that may be as good as it gets according to analysts at Ovum, who contend that RIM will continue to suffer from two big problems:

1) The “BYOD” phenomenon, in which companies have given up buying smartphones (read: BlackBerrys) for their own staff, leaving employees to choose their own devices.

2) A struggle to appeal to mainstream consumers.

As IT departments have let employees buy their own smartphones, more of them are choosing iPhones and Android devices over BlackBerrys. BlackBerry phones currently has just 1.1% of the U.S. smartphone market, according to the latest statistics from Kantar Worldpanel, while the iPhone has grown to 51% and Android, 44%.

To appeal to a broader range of consumers, RIM perhaps should have distanced itself from the category of “company phone,” yet it shows no signs of doing that with BlackBerry 10, Ovum contends. RIM has touted multitasking, productivity, email contact and calendar applications in its latest teasers for the device, the “best BlackBerry for BlackBerry users,” rather than better gaming, content consumption or social networking experience to appeal to a wider audience, says Ovum’s lead telecom analyst Jan Dawson.

“We can’t fault RIM for wanting to hold onto its 80 million existing subscribers,” he says, estimating the Waterloo, Ontario-based company has always sold about half of its devices to new customers, and half to existing BlackBerry user who are upgrading to a newer model. Yet for the last two years, the portion of upgrading BlackBerry users has significantly outweighed the converts — meaning RIM essentially has little choice but to focus on maintaining its existing user base.

To its credit, that user base is strong. The trade-in experts at NextWorth recently pulled together data that showed re-sell values for BlackBerry handsets were not far behind HTC and neck-and-neck with Samsung models, indicating the “dedicated nature of BlackBerrry enthusiasts.”

BlackBerry 10 will give RIM a healthy financial boost in the short term, says Dawson, and the company will plod along for a few years yet with its loyal subscriber base, zero debt and some profits.

“But its glory days are past,” he adds “and it is only a matter of time before it reaches a natural end.”
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Analyst #2: BlackBerry 10 Won't Save Research In Motion


Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM ) is only days away from revealing the full release details for BlackBerry 10, the company's long-awaited mobile operating system.

The firm has been somewhat of a golden child on Wall Street, rising nearly 50 percent in January 2013 alone. Over the last six months, shares of Research In Motion have climbed more than 137 percent. Some of those gains are being diminished Monday as the stock plummets more than six percent. Even so, Research In Motion is still largely considered to be one of the most important stocks in technology.

Nonetheless, not all analysts are convinced that BlackBerry 10 will be a huge success. Jan Dawson, Chief Telecoms Analyst at Ovum, fears the worst.

"RIM continues to face the twin demons of consumer-driven buying power and a chronic inability to appeal to mature market consumers," Dawson said in an e-mail Monday morning.

"There is nothing in what we've seen so far of BB10 that suggests it will conquer the second of these demons, and the first is utterly out of RIM's control. We don't expect a speedy exit from the market; with no debt, 80 million subscribers and profitability in the black in at least some recent quarters, the company can continue in this vein for years. But its glory days are past, and it is only a matter of time before it reaches a natural end."

Dawson's comments originated from a December blog post on Ovum's website. He said that Research In Motion's strategy is more focused on building the best BlackBerry device for BlackBerry users "rather than something that will necessarily win converts from other platforms."

"The points of differentiation RIM has focused on in teasers for the new platform confirm this - better multitasking, productivity, email, contacts and calendar applications and so on, rather than a better gaming, content consumption or social networking experience," Dawson added.

The mainstream media has been quick to praise Research In Motion's latest effort while dismissing everything Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) releases. Apple, which was the golden child of Wall Street and the mainstream media in 2011 and the early parts of 2012, is no longer revered.

In a bit of irony, Apple's stock is up more than two percent Monday. These gains come after more than four months of losses that exceeded 35 percent.

Some might say that the two stocks have an inverse relationship; as Research In Motion rises, Apple falls. The opposite also appears to be true.

This could be due to the limited potential that smartphone manufacturers have in the marketplace. Unlike Samsung, which produces a multitude of electronics that could carry the business if its smartphone division dies off, Apple's future is heavily dependent on the iPhone.

Outside of a failed tablet, Research In Motion does not make anything but smartphones, so BlackBerry 10 must be successful in order for the firm to survive.

When things were not looking good for Apple, investors seemed all too eager to buy into Research In Motion. Now that BlackBerry 10 is about to be released, some investors are getting cold feet.

Of course, the company could rebound tomorrow. It could soar all week if the final BlackBerry 10 devices prove to be popular in the media.

The real test, however, will not come until the devices are finally released. Even then investors will not be able to judge their success until they have been available for a few months. If BlackBerry 10 performs well after the launch rush, investors can rest easy knowing that Research In Motion might have a secure future.

If that fails, don't fret -- Apple will be happy to take any and all investors that want to come crawling back.
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One thing is for sure and that is if this new Smartphone turns out like their last tablet then they are doomed.

Google Maps with street view will be important and we have a bunch of new smartphones coming out with great cameras and great features within the next 1-2 months.
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UK SHOCKER: BLACKBERRY PLAYBOOK IS OUTSELLING THE NEW IPAD

British electronics distribution specialist Context dropped a bit of a bombshell on Tuesday by claiming that Research In Motion's (RIM) PlayBook tablet outsold Apple's latest iPad during the last two months of the 2012. Of course, Apple (AAPL) has its own retail stores in the UK where most in-store sales likely occur, but the sales channels monitored by Context still make up most of the electronics distribution in the UK.

According to Context, the PlayBook shifted 160,000 units and the latest-generation iPad 113,000 units over the Christmas period, giving RIM a fairly substantial lead. All iPad models combined sold 203,000 units. Of course it's important to note that the recommended retail price of the PlayBook was £129 while the fourth-generation iPad starts at £399, but this data emphasizes an important shift in the market.

The PlayBook's strong channel performance is only the latest sign of how rapidly the cheap tablets are gaining market share in the UK - last week, sales updates from Argos and Carphone Warehouse stressed the same theme.

Interestingly, The Register points out that one of the reasons for the strong PlayBook sales may be the big profit margin RIM offers for retailers for pushing its tablet. This could very well be a strategy RIM will also employ when it launches its new BlackBerry phones in the UK, possibly within one week.

The new BlackBerry handsets also have a shot at redemption. British consumers have always been the most pro-RIM people in Europe by a fairly large margin; BlackBerry smartphones' market share topped 20% in the UK two years ago.

"Sub-£300 devices accounted for 76 per cent of shipments," Context mobile guru Salman Chaudhry said. "A year ago it was 43 per cent. There has been a complete shift in the channel.

"It's a price-driven market, but never was before. The quality of many tablets is as good as the iPad but half the price, and they have a decent software ecosystem too. It's come a long way in a year."

http://bgr.com/2013/01/29/ipad-sales...aybook-310687/

http://rapidberry.net/blackberry-pla...channel-sales/


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Why BlackBerry is superior to Apple & Android-Samsung

Consumers don’t think the world’s two largest tech companies are as trustworthy as they used to be. The Ponemon Institute this week released its annual survey of consumers’ rankings of companies that do the most to protect privacy, and neither Apple (AAPL) nor Google (GOOG) made top 20. The exclusion of Google, which ranked 19th in last year’s survey, isn’t surprising because the company’s high-profile privacy miscues have gotten it in trouble in both the United States and Europe.

The exclusion of Apple, on the other hand, is a bit of a surprise because the company ranked 14th in last year’s survey and was ranked as high as 8th as recently as three years ago. AppleInsider writes that the company may have received some bad publicity from late last year when “the U.S. Federal Trade Commission… published a report saying that app stores like those run by Apple and Google don’t do enough to protect privacy in apps for children.” All the same, this alone doesn’t seem to explain Apple’s fall in most consumers’ eyes, especially since one of the company’s calling cards has long been a closed, tightly controlled system that doesn’t have the same potential security vulnerabilities of Google’s Android operating system.

http://bgr.com/2013/01/29/google-app...survey-310857/

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UK SHOCKER: BLACKBERRY PLAYBOOK IS OUTSELLING THE NEW IPAD

British electronics distribution specialist Context dropped a bit of a bombshell on Tuesday by claiming that Research In Motion’s (RIMM) PlayBook tablet outsold Apple’s latest iPad during the last two months of the 2012. Of course, Apple (AAPL) has its own retail stores in the UK where most in-store sales likely occur, but the sales channels monitored by Context still make up most of the electronics distribution in the UK.


You realize that this doesn't count Apple online sales or Apple Store sales?

I suppose this doesn't count the 3 million iPad Mini's Apple sold in 3 days beginning Nov 2?

Amazing how the Playbook can sell when discounted by 75%
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Just keep pumping... I'm hoping my RIMM Stock surges tomorrow and I can make a few bucks


I just saw one analyst call for DOW 17000 this year. I think they really want to pump this market till no end before the biggest bubble of all times goes bust But there is nothing like riding it up Rides up are always nice I reckon DFM in Dubai will be one big bubble this year too. They just started pumping that market. That market should be goof for an entry and exit this year. Nothing long term though.

I like this Blackberry Balance Technology thing I just read about but it does not tell you whether or not it will block applications like Line and Whatsapp from accessing your personal stuff and block them from becoming account authenticator and manager like they do on Google Play Will have to wait and see it once it is realsed before being able to comment on this.


http://us.blackberry.com/business/so...nce.html#tab-1

MCSL must own a ton of RIMM shares
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What price did you get in at? Up a good 5% now but the calls are doing much better today.

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what price did you get in at? Up a good 5% now but the calls are doing much better today.

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I didn't go huge, just 1,000
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What is the threshold for spam around here? MCSL has not written a single thing in his own words, only cut and pasted promotional crap from blackberry.
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heh, shorting RIMM here...
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Just read the latest reviews following the unveiling...these phones and OS are not going to save RIMM, oops the renamed Blackberry. The company will be sold or broken-up within a year. The z10 is nice but won't save the company. The camera is inferior to the other high-end phones in terms of actually picture performance and companies are no longer locked into Blackberry phones. They're able to use other devices now with applications like "Good". Maybe this phone two years ago could've helped BB...not today. They've lost too much ground and this phone is not a game changer.
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Reviews coming don't look too good for the new OS 10 Smartphone from RIMM. Might be a good time to short now.

http://bgr.com/2013/01/30/blackberry-z10-review-306613/
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Looks like BB is merely playing catch up now. Nothing special to seperate them from the rest. Lackluster specs and same price as iPhone? They need to undercut the competition to save their ass

Im sticking to my Note 2
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Looks like BB is merely playing catch up now. Nothing special to seperate them from the rest. Lackluster specs and same price as iPhone? They need to undercut the competition to save their ass

Im sticking to my Note 2
That's the problem. Only brought themselves up to speed (barely) with the competition. Sticking with my iphone. I left BB behind after the Storm debacle.
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