Lenovo CEO interested in buying BlackBerry?
the company had met with BlackBerry (then called RIM) and with its bankers to discuss a combination or a strategic alliance. But Lenovo later said that the comment was in response to a question posed by a journalist, and that Wang's response was talking about the company's general M&A strategy.
A purchase of BlackBerry by Lenovo might be difficult because Canadian regulators consider BlackBerry to be a "crown jewel" and with a number of U.S. government agencies wielding BlackBerry handsets, getting U.S. approval could be difficult as well.
source: LesEchos (translated) via BlackBerryOS
2. ddxmms (Posts: 167; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)
i think BlackBerry will be alright now after the release of bb 10 !
7. nikenturd (unregistered)
The Z10 is a flop...deal with it
10. donfem (Posts: 592; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Very retarded staterment.. Have you bought one and used? Is it possible to retract your statement when it is a success? What is your definition of a "flop"? Considering it has not been released worldwide? I shudder to think you have any sense of rationale reasoning.
11. Dastrix (unregistered)
This might not be the case, but I think that his rationale pertains to the fact that BB10 is somewhat buggy, and updates haven't been addressed to fix them yet.
12. yowanvista (Posts: 340; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
It's indeed a flop, most BB10 Apps aren't even native. Blackberry went total retard by adapting and forking Android's Gingerbread Dalvik VM along with Android Apps, claiming that their platform had over 70,000 Apps at launch.
Here stores and not gonna import BB10 smartphones because people don't simply want to invest in a platform that was dead on arrival.
3. mercorp (Posts: 998; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
i pray that lenovo will not suffer hp's fate...
4. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
I think BB should just keep doing what they are doing. Work on improving app selection and keep update flowing regular and they should do okay. The OS looks solid. Only thing that keeps me from considering them is the lesser ecosystem.
5. MC1123 (Posts: 1254; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
a big NO!!! not any chinese company are allowed to buy BB coz BB's strong point is security and if those chinese company buy BB, they will suffer the same fate as what HP had with Palm (coz i really think nokia should bought palm instead)
and besides BlackBerry, BB10 and Z10 is doing alright! support support support is the only thing that it needs, they got a very solid OS with them! love live BB as an independent company!
6. nikenturd (unregistered)
Sadly, ''security'' isnt a deal breaker these days....those weak BB Z10 sales figures should give you an idea
13. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
There you go again... Talking nonsense. Please show me this proof where BB10 sales are poor. I bet you have ABSOLUTELY NO PROOF save what you read from some ANALyst who has a vested interest in short selling stock. When the sales figures are released and you're proven wrong, PLEASE GO AWAY and never return.
8. BBGrind (Posts: 50; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)
Yep, BB will be good, all they need is start selling the USA and they on the fast road to recovery.
9. jsdechavez (Posts: 712; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
It will be the death of Blackberry in America if a Chinese company buys it. haha
14. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)
Um, Lenovo is used to be owned by IBM, an American company, so it's perfectly fine for BB to be acquired by Lenovo since IBM will have it's back.
16. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
However, Lenovo nowadays has nothing common with IBM.
15. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)
In my experience, a lot of people still see BlackBerry as a business phone. If they consider allowing their software to be used by different manufacturers they could receive more revenue. A Samsung, HTC or Sony phone running BB10 would be interesting to see.