Is This Major Smartphone News a Win for BlackBerry Investors?

In the following video, Motley Fool tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner tells investors what has shares of BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY  ) up more than 10% today. AT&T has announced that it will be selling BlackBerry's Z10 handset as soon as March 22, while Verizon says it will also be selling the handset before the end of March. Is this the continuation of a successful turnaround story? Andrew tells us that while this is definitely good news, the company still has a long, hard road ahead.

BlackBerry's once-monstrous market share has been eaten away by the likes of Apple's iPhone. 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, after the company's major backslide recently, 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 your portfolio) going forward. To get instant access to his latest thinking on Apple, simply click here now.


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  • Report this Comment On March 11, 2013, at 7:24 PM, Oril wrote:

    It looks like no one even bothers watching your retarded videos anymore.

    Go get a real job like flipping burgers.

    You fools suck at flipping stocks.

  • Report this Comment On March 11, 2013, at 7:25 PM, TimKnows wrote:

    How can we stop these stupid videos from happening? Anyone? Thanks

  • Report this Comment On March 11, 2013, at 7:37 PM, vvore wrote:

    This guy is clueless. Can't belive his moronic attitude.

  • Report this Comment On March 11, 2013, at 7:40 PM, vvore wrote:

    I wonder why MF let this retard posts articles.

    Comics would be more appropriate for him.

  • Report this Comment On March 11, 2013, at 7:53 PM, dd27 wrote:

    There is absolutely NOTHING new here -- was bother to make this video and waste people's time???

    I don't even remember the last time I read a decent, analytical article on TMF site -- so most times I don't even bother to look anymore.

  • Report this Comment On March 11, 2013, at 8:20 PM, magnaman1969 wrote:

    You give my son hope that if drops out of high school he can still have a career reporting finance for the Fool

    Any headline to get a plug for Apple.. i hope you guys go belly up on your Apple investment.

    Motley Goofs

  • Report this Comment On March 11, 2013, at 8:21 PM, magnaman1969 wrote:

    Napoleon dynamite reporting live...

  • Report this Comment On March 11, 2013, at 8:48 PM, Gunkd wrote:

    u said it was going to 8... and went to 17

  • Report this Comment On March 11, 2013, at 9:50 PM, Matt8265 wrote:

    The Motley Fool. Aptly named. A collection of underemployed trying to pump an advertisement.

  • Report this Comment On March 11, 2013, at 11:16 PM, AGuyNYC wrote:

    Andrew,

    I will help you. Try not to confuse Google with hardware manufactures unless you are talking about Motorola. Also do not confuse Microsoft with Nokia. These are all different companies with different goals.

    Here is the story. BB has programmed its own OS, built its own phone and runs its own App store. The OS works well. The phone is high quality hardware. The App store exists and will grow (though remain the weakest leg). So when you talk about the ecosystem that you have learned to be important from Apple, that is fine, BB has that (though to a far lesser extent because of the App store and lack of iTunes). Google also has that on Motorola phones and to a certain extent on the approved Nexus devices. But this is not the case on anything else. Only Apple and BB have the complete integrated solution. The other manufacturers of phones are fractured. Samsung gets no money from its phones after the initial sale. That is resulting in lack of support. Microsoft can't get Nokia to produce a true top quality bit of hardware. Lumia is nice but too fat.

    The integration gives BB a real chance here. It makes the whole product better and more integrated. And if BB is a player in mobile computing?!? That market cap is going to fairly quickly be less than their yearly profits.

  • Report this Comment On March 12, 2013, at 9:28 AM, bigbillsmith wrote:

    Stop moving your arms around!!!

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