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adder7712
Sep 8, 2013, 03:26 AM
In the light of the recent proclamation that BlackBerry is seeking buyers. Who do you think is the most likely to snag BB?



Switchback666
Sep 8, 2013, 05:01 AM
Im more interested to know about the fate of the current phones (z10 and q10) and what might happend.

Will the new party ditch does ? What about future plans, i think i saw something about a 5inch screen blackberry coming soon.

Its a damm shame.

Hastings101
Sep 8, 2013, 09:50 AM
I think the Canadian government is more likely to get involved in Blackberry than any of those listed. Honestly, they don't seem to be worth much outside of patents and even then no one's shown much interest since it was rumored Blackberry might sell last year. What do any of these companies have to gain, especially Apple, Google, and Microsoft who already have their own hardware assets, from buying Blackberry?

AutoUnion39
Sep 8, 2013, 12:25 PM
Canadian bailout?

paulbennett95
Sep 8, 2013, 02:01 PM
I really hope Canada doesn't buy it, gov should stay out of business IMHO.

Possibly Amazon, since they seem to want to go into the mobile market, but otherwise I can't speculate.

ucfgrad93
Sep 8, 2013, 02:23 PM
I think Amazon is most likely.

aneftp
Sep 8, 2013, 02:42 PM
Company will most likely be split into 2-3 sales. No one wants the hardware division.

The patents are worth much more.

Either way. Very sad to see what was once a well run and profitable company slowly die the past 3 years.

The 2 bozos co executive share the majority of the blame for trying to milk old software and product lines.

Apple and other companies need to look at RIM as a prime example not to keep milking and barely refreshing products and saying they are "brand new" innovative.

Apple has essentially become a iPhone/iPad company that sells computers. The iPod/mp3 business is dead.

Without App Store Apple is ripe for losing continued revenues very quickly

Vegastouch
Sep 8, 2013, 04:36 PM
I voted Other because there was no "who cares" option.

Oohara
Sep 8, 2013, 04:44 PM
With Microsoft buying Nokia, it seems that they're finally accepting that they're way, way behind in the smartphone market and ready to do something about it. Could Blackberry have anything they might use to catch up, patents or hardware knowledge or something?

Perhaps even the purchase in itself might have some value from a PR standpoint? Like, photography enthusiasts see MS buying Nokia and then become interested in future MS phones because of potential good cameras - business types see MS buying Blackberry and become interested in future MS phones because of potential....whatever it is that business types would see in Blackberries :D (maybe that was just a brand identity thing itself?)

Retired Cat
Sep 8, 2013, 07:52 PM
I really hope Canada doesn't buy it, gov should stay out of business IMHO.

Possibly Amazon, since they seem to want to go into the mobile market, but otherwise I can't speculate.

I hope Amazon does buy Blackberry. BB seems to have some good new products, but their brand has been tarnished and I think that some people may be reluctant to buy BB phones when it looks like the company may go under.

Having a giant like Amazon behind the BB company could boost consumer faith in the brand.

user-name-here
Sep 8, 2013, 07:59 PM
Company will most likely be split into 2-3 sales. No one wants the hardware division.

The patents are worth much more.

Either way. Very sad to see what was once a well run and profitable company slowly die the past 3 years.

The 2 bozos co executive share the majority of the blame for trying to milk old software and product lines.

Apple and other companies need to look at RIM as a prime example not to keep milking and barely refreshing products and saying they are "brand new" innovative.

Apple has essentially become a iPhone/iPad company that sells computers. The iPod/mp3 business is dead.

Without App Store Apple is ripe for losing continued revenues very quickly

^ This person knows what they are talking about. Lot's of good information here.

I especially like the comparison between Apple and RIM when it comes to milking old software and barely refreshing products. Hope Apple never goes down this dark path but it's so hard for any company to stay on top of the mountain :(

APhillyApple
Sep 8, 2013, 08:22 PM
I would like to see Apple buy them, they won't. If anyone I believe it would be Amazon. They are really wanting in on the smartphone market.

ItHurtsWhenIP
Sep 8, 2013, 09:54 PM
I sort of hope Amazon does, but I voted Microsoft.

onthecouchagain
Sep 20, 2013, 05:29 PM
Ouch: http://www.androidauthority.com/blackberry-out-of-consumer-market-271640/

Itís over: Blackberry is leaving the consumer market

blackhand1001
Sep 20, 2013, 05:42 PM
Keep in mind that article was in no way an official statement from the company that they are leaving the consumer market.

Peterg2
Sep 20, 2013, 06:07 PM
Keep in mind that article was in no way an official statement from the company that they are leaving the consumer market.

Thorsten Heins is being obtuse and obfuscating as he has been wont to do this year. He talks about the "prosumer" market, but very clearly, if you read on crackberry.com now which is akin to a cult in certain quarters, many of the faithful are seeing the writing on the wall. The gig is up. At best, broken up for parts at a discounted price.

Liquorpuki
Sep 20, 2013, 08:10 PM
BBRY tanking 17+%

Switchback666
Sep 21, 2013, 12:34 PM
BBM available on the app store, well not yet globally but in the next hrs it should be available everywere

LIVEFRMNYC
Sep 23, 2013, 01:21 PM
nvrmnd

sviato
Sep 23, 2013, 02:24 PM
I didn't expect any of the poll options to buy BB and they haven't. Fairfax Financial and its group will be purchasing.

http://mobilesyrup.com/2013/09/23/blackberry-to-go-private-announces-4-7-billion-deal-led-by-a-fairfax-financial/

Hankster
Sep 23, 2013, 03:51 PM
I didn't expect any of the poll options to buy BB and they haven't. Fairfax Financial and its group will be purchasing.

http://mobilesyrup.com/2013/09/23/blackberry-to-go-private-announces-4-7-billion-deal-led-by-a-fairfax-financial/

Not only are they buying BlackBerry, they're buying them at $9 a share and taking them private.

Technarchy
Sep 23, 2013, 08:56 PM
I voted Other because there was no "who cares" option.

Sounds about right.

I didn't weep for Pontiac either.

Stuntman06
Sep 24, 2013, 09:23 PM
I think the Canadian government is more likely to get involved in Blackberry than any of those listed. Honestly, they don't seem to be worth much outside of patents and even then no one's shown much interest since it was rumored Blackberry might sell last year. What do any of these companies have to gain, especially Apple, Google, and Microsoft who already have their own hardware assets, from buying Blackberry?

I don't see the Canadian government getting involved. They didn't do much for Nortel and I don't expect anything more for BlackBerry.