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Huawei not interested in buying BlackBerry, or anybody else, after all

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Huawei not interested in buying BlackBerry, or anybody else, after all

Taking a step away from the flood of news and content around the newcomers from IFA 2013, we're back again on the topic of acquisitions and mergers. You've probably heard all about this already, but Microsoft officially acquired Nokia's mobile phone division, along with a slew of patents for a reported $7.2 billion. Among the many reason that the Redmond-based software giant had for this particular move, a strangely familiar argument was mentioned: Microsoft was hurrying to buy Nokia, if only to block out others from doing the same.


So what's Huawei's and BlackBerry's role in all of this? None, and that's the point that the company wants to get across, loud and clear. Especially now that the topic of acquisitions is back on the agenda, all the while a struggling company like BlackBerry could offer a very similar deal to would-be buyers with deep pockets (like Huawei). And while the China-based manufacturer could definitely use some more publicity, it's obvious that the company wants to be kept out of any acquisition talks by cementing the notion that the it is doing fine as it is:


We haven't considered [an acquisition],” board member Chen Lifang told reporters in London, “We want to rely on ourselves.”


And it has paid Huawei to do just that. While still mostly barred from a serious entry into the Western hemisphere, the Chinese company has done very well for itself – in fact, it's in a three-way tie of sorts with LG and local rival ZTE over who the third largest smartphone manufacturer is.  


source: Reuters

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posted on 05 Sep 2013, 06:51

1. reten (Posts: 43; Member since: 03 Apr 2013)


I am buying it

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 07:11

2. gazmatic (Posts: 628; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


I would buy blackberry and then KILL IT!!

they better sell soon before I get my hands on them

*evil laugh

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 07:16 1

3. mercorp (Posts: 985; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


If they bought bb,it is possible that they may make a loss,since western governments would suspect that Huawei will do China backed espionage within bb's governmental contracts

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 07:19 1

4. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


i bet
blackberry would be sold at a better price as compared to nokia

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 07:31 1

5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


For what? :D

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 07:57 1

6. uchihakurtz (Posts: 276; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Samsung should buy Blackberry for its patents, then troll Apple as usual with more ammunitions.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 08:03 1

7. Ronny666 (Posts: 108; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)


Both BB and Nokia should JV and die together.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 09:25 2

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Why Nokia should die?

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 08:20

8. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Why would Huawei wants too buy BB? They don't have that much money than Black Berry themseleves

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 09:15 4

9. Ronny666 (Posts: 108; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)


Maybe u didn't realise that Huawei is 3rd largest smartphone maker after Apple. They can definitely afford to buy over Blackberry but it is just waste of their money.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 09:19

10. AfterShock (Posts: 2971; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


An auto manufacturer should buy BB and use phone as glorified car remote.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 08:23

17. Armor (Posts: 49; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


Blackberry also owns QNX which is the world leader in the auto entertainment industry. They are already in Bentleys and are talking with Mercedes. But far from a car remote, They are much more.

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 11:42

12. COLAPSEDLUNGMAN (Posts: 16; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


they should just stop making blackberry

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 08:21

16. Armor (Posts: 49; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


WHY!! Are you scared of them?

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 12:31

13. ZeroCide (Posts: 700; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Huawei is all talk. Wouldn't trust their phones either

posted on 06 Sep 2013, 03:42

14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I would trust it more than any smartphone made in U.S.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 08:20

15. Armor (Posts: 49; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


Why don't some of you try a BB10 device and see how much better it is then any other device on the planet. We don't need them to go down. The more company's competing the better it is for the consumer. The fewer we have, means that they do not have to innovate because no one else sells phones.

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