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BlackBerry hardware unit of no real value to any potential suitor

0. phoneArena posted on 21 Aug 2013, 14:06

The perception that BlackBerry is headed for some type of break up has analysts valuating the various assets...

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posted on 21 Aug 2013, 14:24

1. icyrock1 (Posts: 307; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)

I figured has much. BlackBerry's real value is in there software patents.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 15:04

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Software patents have been leap-frogged for the most part. Triple DES encryption has been replaced by AES256 for example. Push-notifications have been licensed to almost everyone, so no new benefit there. And, and, and.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 14:32 4

2. dorianb (Posts: 612; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

I'll give them $5 & a pack of '84 Topps trading cards for the hardware division. Final OFFER!!!

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 14:53

3. PhoneCritic (Posts: 923; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Even that's to much. Make it $5 and the stick of gum that came with the cards (84 card are to valuable) Lol.

Seriously I hope BB can actually survive this and emerge as a services company. Their secure messaging is very valuable but it loses value every day as others are continually improving their competitive offerings. Time is of the essence

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 15:06

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

The time for BB as a services company has actually passed. As you posted, competitors are continually improving their offerings. iMessage is better than BBM at this point.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 00:14

9. axllebeer (Posts: 271; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)

Going to have to disagree with the iMessage statement. Have you even used the recent releases of BBM? The separation of text messages and iMessage is pretty important to me.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 15:39

6. mobi_user (Posts: 152; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)

doomsday apocalypse heading for BB

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 15:40

7. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)

BB = RIP in less than 2 years

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 04:23

10. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

if only canonical was rich enough to buy rim...

i can imagine the big three are eying it for the patents

or maybe intel, amd or nvidia

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