Aug 12, 2013

Who would want to buy BlackBerry

Seems like the big news this morning is that BlackBerry is officially looking for a buyer (or a partner). The only potential buyer I can think of is Microsoft. Who else do you think might be interested?


Since Microsoft and Nokia have such a symbiotic relationship in the mobile market, I doubt Microsoft would acquire BlackBerry, but maybe I’m wrong. The two main things that BB has going for it, as far as I can see, are BlackBerry messenger and its patent portfolio. I’m not sure who would value either of them enough to buy the company though. Apple and Samsung are both experienced players in the patent game, so maybe that is a slight possibility. I think Amazon is a possibility, if only to gain the experience and expertise in mobile device development. 

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