"They may be shareholders but having been in a position of a shareholder where the board lied to you, it's not so much about recovering the money you lost as attempting to send a message that if you lie about your company to those people who own it, then you'll pay the consequences as damn well you should."
People that had the board lie to them should be able to recover. However, BB did not lie, they actually thought they would recover the company's fortunes. Furthermore, I looked at the Sep 27, 2012 press release -- all it shows is BB10 gaining momentum and a few early adopters saying how much they like it. It makes no predictions whatsoever on future usage or popularity. Investors: ***PLEASE*** NOTE!!!! When a platform is new and has almost no users, *IT WILL SHOW HUGE PERCENTAGE INCREASES* in almost every stat, and this is meaningless is guessing how widely it'll be adopted by the public!
This is why every statement of this type, from any company, has text like the following (this is actually from the Sep 27, 2012 press release, with another paragraph or two of text telling where to look up risk factors to the company and such.):
" "Forward-looking statements in this news release are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When used herein, words such as "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "may", "will", "should", "intend", "believe", and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by BlackBerry Limited in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors that BlackBerry believes are appropriate in the circumstances."