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mendyk
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mendyk,
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9/8/2015 | 11:50:49 AM
Re: title
Apple has done a remarkable marketing job in creating a demand among its users that it make its products obsolete on a regular basis. And as Tim Cook was eager to point out to Jim Cramer, there are lots of new customers for Apple to harvest in emerging economies. All that said, at some point all products reach a saturation point.
brooks7
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brooks7,
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9/8/2015 | 11:41:17 AM
Re: Money down
Blackberry is sitting on about $1B in Net Cash according the latest data I could find.  However an all cash deal is rather interesting from a Sellter's standpoint.  Essentially, it cashes them out of the combined entity so that they have no future risk in ongoing declines in Blackberry stock.

 

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Catherine M
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Catherine M,
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9/8/2015 | 10:42:50 AM
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I hope it is a good deal for BlackBerry. I really miss my old BlackBerry Curve and I'd be truly happy to see more model on the markets nowadays. I've read on this essay website that in two or three years selling of the iPhones will dramatically decrease. What do you think about that?
mendyk
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mendyk,
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9/8/2015 | 9:59:01 AM
Re: Money down
Yes -- I would think BB's credit-worthiness is somewhere south of Greece at this point.
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Phil_Britt,
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9/7/2015 | 6:03:49 PM
Re: Money down
Mendyk,

Not sure it would be more surprising if BlackBerry had the cash or if it could find a creditor to advance it the cash. If the company can stay solvent long enough, perhaps it can successfully transition into a data security company and away from its current business.
mendyk
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mendyk,
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9/7/2015 | 5:12:54 PM
Money down
Is anybody else surprised that BlackBerry had $425 million in cash to make this deal happen?
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iainmorris,
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9/7/2015 | 11:40:12 AM
BlackBerry a takeover target
Seems unlikely that software revenues will be able to compensate for what BlackBerry is losing on the hardware front. The other question is whether BlackBerry itself becomes a takeover target in future. 


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