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BlackBerry considers a split-up in search for a buyer

10 October, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
BlackBerry considers a split-up in search for a buyer - read the full textBloomberg reports that BlackBerry could be forced to consider splitting itself up in order as its potential buyer might not be able to find the funding to afford the buyout. As we reported earlier Fairfax Financial Holdings has offered BlackBerry the cool $4.7 billion. However, BlackBerry...


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THE bes still doesn't have a match in the market ,till such time RIP might not be a very relevant comment

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  • 2013-11-04 11:04
  • t}aA

RIP BlackBerry. The reason for your demise is because of your unfriendly pricing on your phones for what they offered. Just RIP.

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  • 2013-10-14 12:02
  • t1$A

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-13 00:30 from Kg$D - click to readAgree with you ... but now old management admits its mistakes such as lack of innovations for a long time (nobody's perfect), old management started those innovations such as BB10 (QNX purchase) though it should happen earlier ... current management reminds last Nokia case

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  • 2013-10-13 07:48
  • Sgef

> In reply to senk @ 2013-10-11 12:47 from Sgek - click to readBBs decline started with the previous management, when the founders had the power.

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  • 2013-10-13 00:30
  • Kg$D

> In reply to Apple or Nokia @ 2013-10-11 14:37 from IaHg - click to readThats the explanation of the year, its so out there. Maybe in India, i know buyers there have a few very different criteria from the world average buyer, like 3G Video Call, front camera and the hilariousone is SAR, unbelievable. But really, even in India the missing front cameras probably accounted for only a small fraction of lost sales. We know of one, and thats you, not many others.

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  • 2013-10-13 00:18
  • Kg$D

> In reply to Carlos @ 2013-10-12 07:10 from YQvx - click to readNot everybody needs all that much apps, BB was ever behind others in apps... but if you really want one, you can always get it from Android or OTA or other way;) It's a circle: poor management - no customers - lack of big name native apps. All that is very similar to what happened to Nokia. My two cents, soon will know exactly, BB's founders Lazaridis and Fregin want their baby back

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  • 2013-10-12 10:38
  • Sgek

> In reply to senk @ 2013-10-11 12:47 from Sgek - click to readUh no.

BB's main problem is that it has no apps.

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  • 2013-10-12 07:10
  • YQvx

Well, Cisco pretty obviously wants QNX, hopefully they'd be a good steward.
It would be an interesting exercise to see how much Blackberry's patent portfolio would be worth (given the makeup of the goog-moto acquisition)

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  • 2013-10-12 02:43
  • n$Fn

> In reply to doh3rty @ 2013-10-11 12:17 from mgaX - click to readIf Blackberry go under it will be a loss for the whole cell phone industry

BB in my opinion lost as it was too long in adding a secondary camera to the phone everybody had tried face time or skype

I simply did not even consdider a BB for that reason
Windows is not as polished as you may think and from the tinker i have had on the BB Z10 I like it

It does need to survive as iphone are too expensive, W8 needs better Apps, Andriod is good, but it does not feel fresh anymore
I do really like the Z10 it looks like I was too late

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  • 2013-10-11 14:37
  • IaHg

Lol, there is a lot difference here: BlackBerry considers or Bloomberg presumes. Something is definitely happening there, never know until official, the rest is divination

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  • 2013-10-11 14:34
  • Sgek

> In reply to did @ 2013-10-11 05:54 from PAXY - click to readyeah good question can someone answer that please

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  • 2013-10-11 13:35
  • ftb}

Blackberry started out as workhorses for business folk not multimedia devices..They were doing very well even going pay as you go and the teenage market then tookover as its main business.Then full multimedia/business all singing smartphones were the new thing and BB were way behind with cams and codecs.They tried like mad to catch up but folk chose these boring monotonous miserable monoblock slabs as their choice and BB COULD NOT KEEP UP


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  • 2013-10-11 13:24
  • ancb

> In reply to doh3rty @ 2013-10-11 12:17 from mgaX - click to reados10 exceeds both ioS7 and wpos first of all in productivity and multitasking aspects, not to mention ios and wp are closed and restricted, while bb can manage android's main problems are in poor recent management: to go private, not public company is the best idea

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  • 2013-10-11 12:47
  • Sgek

> In reply to rebel @ 2013-10-10 23:08 from n9$I - click to readreally please tell me how it is more modern than ios7 and windows phone 8 and why windows phone is an os that has grown in leaps and bounds in the last few years and ios7 is a refreshing pace to the old ios design with fantasitc features and why as a phone sales person if blackberry 10 was such an amazing OS why is it that since its release as a store we have and why not a single customer has any interest in blackberry any more they are so far behind the curve and thier failings as a company are why no one has any confidence in them as a company anymore.

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  • 2013-10-11 12:17
  • mgaX

BB10 is unique and has a lot of potential as real time cascades OS, but defenitely - BB is not for everyone...

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  • 2013-10-11 12:09
  • Sgek

I have a fantastic idea of how blackberry can profit as well as survive in the mmarket..

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  • 2013-10-11 12:04
  • XNtq

Blackberry just die already, please you are just a waste of my time reading down the news
Sony, Samsung, LG & HTC are the future, you are simply the past
Who going to by DVD, if their is Bluray for the same price huh huh?

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  • 2013-10-11 11:55
  • RtJu

blackberry should not sell the company..should wait for some 2 years..

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  • 2013-10-11 11:20
  • utXN

> In reply to Anonemies @ 2013-10-11 07:10 from vpYi - click to readgood question man i think i love blackbery as a blackberry as it is. i mean no one would buy blackberry anymore if other cellphones have the same features as a blackberry

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  • 2013-10-11 09:43
  • ftb}

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