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Lenovo, Google Have Interest in Blackberry
by Karl Bode 08:36AM Friday Oct 18 2013
The Wall Street Journal believes that Lenovo has shown interest in acquiring some or all of struggling Canadian wireless company Blackberry. Bids for Blackberry are expected to arrive before November 4 sources tell the Journal, with Lenovo having signed a non-disclosure agreement to get a closer look at Blackberry's books. Reuters notes a Lenovo deal is far from certain, with Blackberry also conducting talks with Cisco, Google and Germany's SAP AG about selling part or all of itself. Given Blackberry's significant corporate and enterprise client base, any deal (especially one by a Chinese vendor) would face significant regulatory review.

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TBBroadband

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Google

The only thing Google is going to do is take what they own and sit on it. They have yet to do any real thing with MOT besides selling off products that they could have made it out on. If Google gets BB they need to be made to actually do something with the company.

Karl Bode
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Re: Google

I think most of the suitors (perhaps not Lenovo) have that same idea in mind.

kamm

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Brooklyn, NY

Re: Google

Well, for one Lazaridis and his buddy would not sit on it, for sure. Also if Cerberus will be the winner it would either reorg it and relaunch it or take out a loan, pay it off as profit then just sell out the remaining in parts and kill it but certainly wouldn't sit on it...
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Waaaa waaaa waaaa. You just want what you want and don't care to factor in what is right or true. Your perspectives are un-American, and deserve far more ridicule than I'm prepared to pile on them.


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Patents

»money.cnn.com/2013/09/24/technol···patents/

It's all about dem patents!

Dr Demento
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Re: Patents

This could very well go like the acquisition of Palm, where the company who acquired it promised the moon to only deliver a ham sandwich. Now HP seems to be doing what-with-all with the patents probably making backroom deals on royalties to flush the tops' coffers, while giving scraps to the Open WebOS project probably in return for tax wright-offs.

Then again that whole fiasco began to come to fruition when a battle with those who sided with then CEO Mark Hurd versus for the Board of Directors resulting in the former being ousted for Apotheker and the Palm acquisition became the scapegoat. In this situation it seems to be happening in reverse with Lazaridis and co in a similar situation as Michael Dell with Silver Lake was.