Former RIM co-chair Lazaridis wants to lead a group interested in buying BlackBerry?
0. phoneArena 21 Sep 2013, 23:49 posted on
According to a published report on Saturday evening, former RIM founder and co-CEO-Mike Lazaridis has been speaking to private equity firms like Blackstone Group and Carlyle Group, to see if any of them would be interested in having him lead a group looking to buy BlackBerry; this is all very ironic because there are many who will tell you that Lazaridis was partly responsible for the company's current condition...
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1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 4735; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
It would seem that Lazaridis just can't acknowledge that his moment has passed. Maybe he should invest in BB and lose the rest of his fortune. If he does invest, I wonder if he will change the company name back to Research in Motion?
Nothing like drinking the Kool-Aide that you just made.
2. -box- (Posts: 3470; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Soooooo one of the guys who was "at the helm" when BB/RIM lost its grip on its market wants to buy the company that is failing worse now than when he was ousted?
6. sharks (Posts: 152; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
This is all very fishy. I think he planned to buy BB all this time. He just needed to lower the value of the company by making all the wrong decisions possible before finally buying it out. I wouldn't trust that Lizard guy within a mile from any decision-making position in any company.
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 4735; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Not going to happen. Certainly not if Lazaridis is back in the picture. He will dump the Z series and concentrate on the Q (physical keyboard, remember) series.
While he is at it, he should issue t-shirts to the remaining employees that are printed with "It is all about the keyboard, stupid...." The t-shirts should be a mandatory company attire.
4. Commentator (Posts: 1874; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
"This too, was a giant fail."
Is "fail" a noun?
16. -box- (Posts: 3470; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
It's a colloquialism, a shorter version of "failure", enhanced in pop-culture with the advent and popularity of sites like failblog.org and such, and carries the undertones of additional foolishness and/or ignorance regarding the perpetrator of the of failure. Typically attached to an image, video, or description of an event, with more popular ones becoming memes, it is an illustration of seeming superiority on the person assigning the title of "fail" and those who also encounter the example, e.g. "They chortled at the foolishness of the individual putting up the self-made billboard with the misspelled word, for we knew that it was incorrect and changed the meaning of the intended statement. Rather than advise the individual of the issue and prevent future embarrassment, they took photos of his sign reading "Your fools for not financing with Frank!" and posted them to the internet to share the shop owner's 'fail' with the internet world and ensure his future embarrassments."
7. sinple (Posts: 71; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
i don get why blackberry don understand. The best way to save BB now is to price their phone with price similar to the nexus 4. Their current price is much too exp and the specification of the phone does not match the prices. I am sure many would buy if the phone is priced at the nexus 4 and generating sales should be their priority right now.
8. kanagadeepan (Posts: 518; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
Though how bad Lazaridis coming to BB will be, it will be much much better than Elop to Nokia...
9. N-E-X-U-S (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Sep 2013)
So he's looking for a group that doesn't exist!
11. GrapeEyes (Posts: 238; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)
If I had the money, I would buy Blackberry and make a serious business mobile phone with these stats:
Height: 6.2 in
Width: 3.6 in
Depth: 0.30 in
Navigation: QWERTY keypad and all-touch screen with intuitive gesture based navigation
Keyboard: Physical BlackBerry® Keyboard, featuring contextual auto-correction
Display: Full HD 420 PPI
Screen size: 5.5" diagonal
Operating system: BlackBerry 11 OS
Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S10 processor with 2.6 GHz quad-core
Memory: 6GB RAM 128GB Flash
Expandable memory: microSD – slot under each battery door (Up to 128 GB)
USB Ports: USB 3.0 high speed port –
HDMI Port: Micro HDMI for connection to your HDTV or projector
Power: 2000mAH x3 removable batteries
Rear Camera & video: 50 megapixel
Front camera: 10 megapixel
I have drawn my perfect Blackberry Business 1 phone and would love to have the money to make it and then show it to the Blackberry team.
13. HASHTAG (Posts: 386; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
And how would you make a profit w/o skyrocketing the price of the phone with these kind of specs? You'd be out of business in no time with your crazy plan.
14. panda123 (Posts: 27; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
I think he's joking, he said 50 megapixel back camera, and 10 megapixel front camera. And 3 batteries on a 7.6mm thin phone.
15. GrapeEyes (Posts: 238; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)
No I am not joking!!!
I will split the battery into 3 seperate batteries (2000mah each) giving you a total of 6000mah so you can replace the battery without turning the phone off, just slide 1 of the 3 batteries and replace.
I have drawn the phone and would like to upload it, but there is no option on here :(
17. Altair (Posts: 254; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
Your plan is going to fail.
1. Your plan is too expensive. That kind of phone would cost 799. BB is not premium OEM and nobody would pay for that.
2. 6GB RAM for what? BB does not have apps for even 2GB ram.
3. Dual sim is ideal for developing counties (ie. in low cost devices). With such expensive thing like this, dual sim makes no sense.
4. 50MP camera? Another fail. Only Nokia has technology and patents for such technology. You would have to pay license fees for Nokia, making this crap even more expensive. (Assuming Nokia would like to sell license for dying OEM).
There are reasons why you are not in charge and will never be.
19. GrapeEyes (Posts: 238; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)
Well, If I had the chance to download my drawings, you will see a projector as well.
My phone design will make people get rid of their laptops and tablets.
I know my design is excellent. I just need to know where to go to build my own phone?
12. AfterShock (Posts: 530; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I don't think your screen size and outside diameter leave much for a usable keyboard.
18. mike2959 (Posts: 85; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
Same guy that said, "nobody will want to watch a movie, Store their music on a phone, that's silly."
Anyways dump the BB operating system. Become just a great manufacturer of phone's. Adopt Android, with maybe a BB skin, that would still have the BB features.
A 5" 1080p Snap dragon near zero bezel, 3000mah, 2g ram, with the great build quality of BB. I'd be into that.