Not gonna happen. The talks will be shot down by the CA gov and BB I think would rather not lose their US gov contracts.
I rather want LG, Samsung, Sony or Apple buy BlackBerry company instead of Lenovo. They will ruin blackberry for sure.
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2014No...BB10 is the best and the most innovative and productive smartphone OS on earth right now. How to be productive OS... when there is no productive device to take advantage of it?
The OS was not power efficient, nor very optimised.. The older BB devices long battery life which is their advantages.
AdamBoy64, 21 Oct 2014"BB is definitely on the wrong track with the BB10 OS" That's extremely debatable... moreNo...BB10 is the best and the most innovative and productive smartphone OS on earth right now.
Shame on US and Canada? We couldnt even do a good cellphone nor a good camera. Whats next? Sell our government?
I will have nothing to do with a Lenovo product. If BB is sold to them then I will dump BB forever. There goes any perception of BB security.
Angry Mobile Nerd, 21 Oct 2014Chinese companies are quickly figuring out it's easier to just buy western companies to get in... moreWhile nobody can guess the future, I'd have to agree it'll be a wise thing to learn Chinese right now.
Question to ask here is, what's the point? Make it so that Obama doesn't have a reliable smartphone he can use? Seriously though, this would just cause fragmentation within their smartphone lines. Motorola, Lenovo, a Xiaomi competitor. AND Blackberry? I just don't see where they belong.
Attonymos, 21 Oct 2014This may be a good thing, but can be bad also. BB is definitely on the wrong track with the BB... more"BB is definitely on the wrong track with the BB10 OS"
That's extremely debatable. How are they on the wrong track?
Did not know they even make cell phones, if BB acquired... Another reason Not to.Buy BB Fones!
I do not know what is going on. Its like chaineese are buying everything. 1st they bought ibm, the pioneer company in personal computing. Then they bought motorola, the pioneer company in mobile company. Now rim? I mean what the hell lenevo? What is your next target? Microsoft?
You only buy a business that is not doing great and turn it into cash cow. Who will dare to offer a price to buy Apple.
Last time they bought motorola, now BB, so that can compete with other giants.
If this happens, this could be a big deal. People who think BB sells only phone are mistaken. The also produce leading security software and they have governmental contracts with both the US and Canadian governments not no mention a lot of big companies to assure secure server and communication links. don't forget Lenovo bought IBM years ago. Imagine if they got their hands on the BBOS and incorporated it into their devices. This could become a big alternative as Lenovo is big in China and India. They could revive BB with share volume as not only BB devices will have the OS but Lenovo products too
This may be a good thing, but can be bad also. BB is definitely on the wrong track with the BB10 OS but can Lenovo steer them back onto track or will they just go for adding more shit like they do on their own phones? BB10 is already full of crap that is forced on the user and thats why i am leaving BB.
One would think that theres a market for more phones that offer some privacy but BB refuse to enter this market, only iPhone lets you turn off the useless crap (iMessage, Facetime) or choose DuckDuckGo as search engine. BB is screwing their already few customers by forcing their horrendous services/apps.
droopy, 21 Oct 2014blackberry has a horrible reputation worldwide. a zero sales phone. Poor Lenovo chinese people... moreThere's so much more value you're not seeing with your uneducated non-business-savvy eyes. Think of all the patents BB has.
Chinese companies are quickly figuring out it's easier to just buy western companies to get into international markets VS trying to launch their domestic brands abroad.
That or go public on western stock exchanges.
I hope you're all learning Mandarin because the future looks bleak (and I work in China, too).
blackberry has a horrible reputation worldwide. a zero sales phone. Poor Lenovo chinese people are buying obsolete things jajajaaaaaa.