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Lenovo CEO interested in buying BlackBerry?

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Mar 2013, 07:41

In an interview with French publication LesEchos, Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing said that an acquisition of BlackBerry might make sense but it would require him to analyze the market and understand the "exact weight of this company," which makes it sound as though a deal is not imminent; earlier this year it was disclosed that Lenovo had been in talks with BlackBerry to discuss an alliance...

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posted on 11 Mar 2013, 07:43 6

1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


posted on 11 Mar 2013, 07:52 8

2. ddxmms (Posts: 170; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)

i think BlackBerry will be alright now after the release of bb 10 !

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 08:18 15

7. nikenturd (unregistered)

The Z10 is a flop...deal with it

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 10:18 3

10. donfem (Posts: 693; 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.

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 10:47 3

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.

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 10:48 2

12. yowanvista (Posts: 341; 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.

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 07:54

3. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

i pray that lenovo will not suffer hp's fate...

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 08:03 2

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.

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 08:12 1

5. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; 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!

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 08:17 1

6. nikenturd (unregistered)

Sadly, ''security'' isnt a deal breaker these days....those weak BB Z10 sales figures should give you an idea

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 12:28 1

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.

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 08:20 1

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.

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 09:17

9. jsdechavez (Posts: 758; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

It will be the death of Blackberry in America if a Chinese company buys it. haha

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 17:00

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.

posted on 12 Mar 2013, 10:36

16. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

However, Lenovo nowadays has nothing common with IBM.

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 17:09

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.

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