It's a no-brainer for long-term investors to consider BCE and RCI as core positions. While I wouldn't refer to BlackBerry ( BBRY) as a core position just yet -- it's still quite speculative -- I like it for many of the same reasons that make Rogers and Bell attractive. Consider some numbers from the above-mentioned comScore report.
First, Canadians, compared to the rest of the world, rank first or second in key metrics that measure online visits, engagement and online video viewing. It's really quite remarkable.
If BlackBerry has a realistic chance at doing anything it's taking back the Canadian marketshare it has been losing to Apple ( AAPL) and Google ( GOOG). BlackBerry can win back Canada and solidify itself as the number three mobile platform in the U.S. behind iOS and Android. Opportunity exists, particularly in Canada. BlackBerry must reclaim that turf. If it does the comScore numbers and the trend tell us it will reap rewards. Also, from an organizational standpoint, it will help it regain the confidence it lost in the pre-Z10/QNX days as it imploded under what became an inept management team. Follow @rocco_thestreet -- Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.