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BlackBerry's Turnaround Is Worth Investing In

August 24, 2014 | About:

Blackberry (BBRY) seems to be returning from the wild blue yonder. The organization's turnaround looked realistic last month and it conveyed handsomely by posting Wall Street-beating numbers. Furnished with a partnership with Amazon.com (AMZN) and raid into new markets, it is likely that Blackberry will have the capacity to sustain its marvelous run. A closer take a gander at the organization's strategies will make it clear why Blackberry can turnaround.

Some positives

Blackberry revealed net income of $23 million, significantly cutting its year-prior loss of $84 million. This profit might be ascribed to the cost-cutting measures received by CEO John Chen. Despite the fact that its revenue fell considerably year over year, going ahead, the organization is wagering on new devices and new markets to reignite development

The latest results have also offered certainty to investors, who were at first skeptical as to whether administration's turnaround efforts will yield any soil grown foods. Yet, after Blackberry reported its results, its shares rose surprisingly, demonstrating that Wall Street has confidence in the organization's rebound.

Impressive moves

Blackberry made significant progress on various fronts. In the Blackberry Enterprise Service (BES) office, it saw a strong interest for its EZ Pass project, which is uplifting news as Blackberry is seeing robust adaptation with this item. Also, with the dispatch of BES 12, it has officially stowed six beta customers. Indeed, the organization has six more beta installations probable starting July.

The organization's smartphone strategy is also looking solid. Blackberry as of late propelled its new smartphone, the Z3, in Indonesia in the midst of extensive promotions. Interest for the telephone was exceptionally strong as stock ran low amid dispatch day. The Z3 is a funding item that is designed to speak to customers in the developing markets. So, in the wake of getting a positive response in Indonesia, the Z3 will also be propelled in Vietnam, India, and various other developing markets.

Going ahead, the organization has arranged considerably all the more energizing item launches. Blackberry will dispatch another gadget called Passport, which is the organization's version of a phablet . Its different launches for the fiscal year incorporate BBM for Windows, Bes12, and QNX Cloud. So, the organization has a strong item guide that should help it convey strong development going ahead.

The Amazon partnership

An alternate uplifting news is that Blackberry has cooperated with Amazon for portable apps on Blackberry 10.3, which will include more than 240,000 Android apps to the stage. This looks like a smart move as Amazon's application store will strengthen Blackberry's scant and expensive application store. Likewise, Amazon will permit Blackberry to focus on apps for enterprises and businesses.

More moves

Blackberry is making its move into the cloud space by investing in Nanthealth. Nanthealth provides a cloud-based insightful medicinal services stage used to join physicians, patients, payers, researchers, and clinical labs. Using Nanthealth, Blackberry plans to use its QNX stage to power complex therapeutic devices, secure cloud-based networks, and permit secure trade of data over BBM secured.

Blackberry has also started a venture named Ion to focus on the Internet of Things. This involves a secure open cloud stage fueled by the QNX innovation, as well as the Blackberry Secure Enterprise Mobility Management. Once more, this looks like a smart move because the Internet of Things is relied upon to turn into a huge open door. As per Cisco, the Internet of Things will turn into a $19 trillion open door before the end of 2020. So, Blackberry is moving in the right course with this move.


Blackberry has started acting responsibly at last and it is making great progress. The organization's focus on trends such as cloud and the Internet of Things should help it improve over the long haul. Also, Blackberry is step-by-step attempting to enhance its smartphone business, which will assist its different initiatives. So, it won't not be right to say that Blackberry is a turnaround hopeful worth considering for an investor's portfolio.

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