January 22, 2013
Research In Motion (NASDAQ: BBRY ) , makers of the BlackBerry, are up more than 11% today, meaning it's up over 160% for the past six months. The market's reaction came on the heels of news that the company might spin off its handset business and switch to a licensing-based business model, which is a higher-margin space. In this video, Motley Fool tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner tells investors that this is old news, and that without having seen how Blackberry 10 will perform, or what the company's device shipment plans are once it launches, there is still plenty of risk here and investors should temper their optimism.
Unless RIM can find firm footing in the new age of smartphones, its era may be over, as companies like Apple have now taken the lead. There's no doubt that Apple is at the center of technology's largest revolution ever, and that longtime shareholders have been handsomely rewarded with over 1,000% gains. However, there is a debate raging as to whether Apple remains a buy. The Motley Fool's senior technology analyst and managing bureau chief, Eric Bleeker, is prepared to fill you in on both reasons to buy and reasons to sell Apple, and what opportunities are left for the company (and more importantly, your portfolio) going forward. To get instant access to his latest thinking on Apple, simply click here now.