Editor’s Note: Related tickers: Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC), Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)
Research In Motion Ltd Made a Comeback, But For How Long? (PRCarbon)
Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is a Canadian company, who had an unforgettable time in market but after the release of smartphone his all efforts got to waste, but still blackberry is not ready to back off. It is trying hard and giving its best to regain the position in the market. After a big decline Blackberry made a comeback and released its smartphones almost 7.7 smartphones are taken by the customers. New models are the reason of uphill moment in the BBRY era, Z10 is total touch and Q10 is with the keyboard, which attracts the dye hard fans of Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) towards it, and this technique fascinated 70 million subscribers towards it. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co gave defeat to Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), 3 years ago in the market share but now analyst Maynard Um at Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) said has raised the rating on it, according to UM stock is equivalent of a buy. Andy Perkins, an analyst at Societe Generale SA, said that blackberry gave competition to the newly released handsets of other companies and he lifted BlackBerry from a sell to a buy last week.
Analysts all over map on assessing RIM’s position (TheGlobeAndMail)
Headed into a pivotal earnings report next week, Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) seems in a much better position than it has been in years. The company’s BlackBerry 10 line of smartphones has finally been released after many delays, and appears to be meeting RIM’s expectations in the early going. In addition, the company launched its newest phone on Thursday – the mid-range Q5, intended primarily for customers in the developing world. But even as Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) ramps up its BlackBerry 10 production and marketing, the company still appears to be generating little consensus among analysts. To illustrate what he sees as Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s biggest challenge, Forrester Research analyst Charles Golvin points to a note he recently received from AT&T announcing that the BlackBerry Q10 will be available on the carrier Friday – five months after the device was first announced.
BlackBerry Faithful Seen Stemming Sales Slide: Corporate (BusinessWeek)
Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is poised to snap a five-quarter streak of declining smartphone shipments, a sign its recovery is gaining traction. BlackBerry probably delivered 7.7 million smartphones to customers in the three months ended in May, a Bloomberg survey of analysts shows. That would reverse a plunge to 6 million units in the prior quarter from 11 million a year earlier for the Waterloo, Ontario-based company. New models are the reason for the resurgence. Even if the touch-screen Z10 is getting a mixed consumer reception, pent-up demand for the Q10, which has a physical keyboard to appeal to the Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) faithful, is fueling a rebound, said Maynard Um, a Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) analyst.
Next Fifteen to Shine BlackBerry Image After Cisco Boost (Bloomberg)
Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (LON:NFC), whose value has dropped by a quarter since the public relations firm revealed costs of a digital makeover, knows that everyone likes a comeback story. The company polished the image of a foundering Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) by raising the profile of the CEO and improving transparency at the biggest maker of networking equipment. PRWeek magazine called it the 2013 campaign of the year. Now it’s Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s turn. And if Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (LON:NFC) succeeds in helping the smartphone maker regain market share, the London-based P.R. company may itself become a comeback kid, said Roddy Davidson, an analyst at Westhouse Securities.
BBM Is The Favorite Messaging Platform In The UK According To Research (Ubergizmo)
There are many messaging platforms available in the market today, such as WhatsApp, LINE, Viber, Skype, and etc. With so many choices to choose from, which platform is the crowd favorite? Well as it turns out, the crowd favorite messaging platform is none other than Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s BBM which as it stands, is still limited to Blackberry devices although it is expected to be released for iOS and Android later this summer. This is according to Acision, an independent research firm, who when conducting their research found that BBM is currently the most popular messaging application in the UK. …This is actually pretty surprising given that BBM is currently an exclusive for Blackberry phones, and with iOS and Android dominating the smartphone market, we would have expected apps like WhatsApp, LINE or even Viber coming out on top. If anything it goes to show that Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) made the right move by expanding BBM to other platforms as well.