Blackberry

BB Finally Gets Game- in Last Minutes of Play

BB Finally Gets Game- in Last Minutes of Play

At Jam Asia, Hong Kong, a fairly full plate of BB10 leisure apps announced by BB. Some new, some available elsewhere/previously. All in all, for Blackberry a ‘critical mass’ of such content. Better late than never? Angry Birds (available on previous BB platforms) does give a not-so-serious twist to a very dry brand. Having lots of [...]

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BB’s Bold Days Over, Private Days Begin

BB’s Bold Days Over, Private Days Begin

Was interviewed by CTV News the evening of Sept 21st on Blackberry’s fate. Time to take a look back. The ‘crackberry’ was a groundbreaker launched by Waterloo-based Research In Motion in 1999. The amazing ingenuity lasted nearly forever, in ‘tech years’. 14 years of success in the fast-shifting tech world is worth saluting. Especially for a small [...]

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Well, Duh…

Well, Duh…

Well Duh, if you have been reading this blog for the past couple years, or seeing my rather candid televised live interviews on CTV News starting in January 2012, you know I’ve long said this is inevitable. Blackberry is either going Private (to get out of the spotlight and EVENTUALLY sell out) or putting itself up for sale right now. [...]

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Blackberry Predictions Not Magic

Blackberry Predictions Not Magic

For folks asking by email or in person (you can also Comment via blog post; it’s private) I’ll answer your Blackberry themed questions all in one spot: 1. How did I know this quarter’s results BB would disappoint? I didn’t ”know”; I merely predicted, based on classic market behavioural factors(see #6 below). 2. What’s next for [...]

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Other Media: An Experiment

Other Media: An Experiment

You may have noticed I’m blogging less often; instead I’ve been putting more time into updates on LinkedIn (send a request if you’re not in my network), facebook groups (one social; one reserved for students competing in this fall’s OCMC) and twitter (@stratgeysteven). fyi: My observations on applying the ‘newer’ media tools to B2B/ Professional [...]

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Quarterlies? Why Not Invest on the Long View?

Quarterlies? Why Not Invest on the Long View?

Awaiting apple’s earnings results is almost as anticipated as the ball drop on New Year’s Eve. I was asked to be interviewed on my prognosis today. No thanks. My understanding of the minutiae that moves day-to-day stock prices is weak; though I assure you I watch Apple closely; it’s a fine example of Good and [...]

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Is Windows Missing a Window?

Is Windows Missing a Window?

I visited various Toronto area retail outlets last weekend- Telus, Rogers, Bell. These carriers could display merchandising material for Android or iOS or BB ecosystems and their salespeople could recommend any device-Motorola, LG, Samsung, apple, Blackberry, Nokia, Sony. And which products did they pitch, to a user of an old Blackberry looking for a new [...]

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RIM Bets It All on BB10′S Jan 30 Release

RIM Bets It All on BB10′S Jan 30 Release

CTV News Team spoke to me Nov 18th about RIM; Scott Laurie asked about the critical upcoming BB10 launch Why announce a launch date of Jan 30? Because that’s the date Thorsten Heins says it’ll be ready! A respected tech icon once said: “Detail matter; it’s worth waiting to get it right” (any guesses who [...]

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Google, RIM, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung (GRAMS)

Google, RIM, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung (GRAMS)

GRAMS. Universal units of measurement. And a memory-tool summarizing key smartphone players- easier to create once Nokia basically fell out of serious contention. I had expected it possible that this Fall I’d need to revise GRAMS [Google, RIM, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung], after the iPhone 5 intro. I thought it might seal the fate of RIM, [...]

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Would U Like Fruit With That?

Would U Like Fruit With That?

Apple is firming up its relationship with twitter, even as we hear more about a tighter Google-facebook alliance. It’s an Apple strength to get way ahead of the curve; they’re betting that 140 characters is the attention span limit of future generations; I’m not sure that I blame them for that call. But…. there are [...]

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