07-08-13 12:46 PM
41 12
tools
  1. compaqdeskpr's Avatar
    BlackBerry takeover by Huawei may be imminent.
    Check out this article...

    Why Chinese telecom giant Huawei could buy BlackBerry – Quartz


    Posted via CB10
    Last edited by compaqdeskpr; 07-04-13 at 09:01 AM. Reason: spelling
    06-29-13 07:40 AM
  2. kevinnugent's Avatar
    And imminent,
    06-29-13 07:45 AM
  3. westiewanderer's Avatar
    BlackBerry takeover by Huawei may be eminent.
    Check out this article...

    Why Chinese telecom giant Huawei could buy BlackBerry – Quartz


    HAHA, thats a LOT of conjecture along with a picture of pretty girls....LOL Anybody can write something like that and slap their wild guesses in. Thanks for sharing it tho! *Grins*


    Posted via CB10
    06-29-13 07:48 AM
  4. kevinnugent's Avatar
    Except the CEO did say they were looking at that very proposal a few weeks ago.
    westiewanderer likes this.
    06-29-13 07:51 AM
  5. pr627's Avatar
    you will see and read a lot of these type articles over the next few weeks. believe it or not, no use of concern until it actually happens
    06-29-13 07:52 AM
  6. westiewanderer's Avatar
    It would be interesting to see where huawei took the hardware...they DO make some good looking phones!
    06-29-13 07:55 AM
  7. ukmight's Avatar
    The two companies are poles apart in their perception of security across the globe.
    While one is often accused of being the Chinese trojan(not my opinion, just what others tell me), the other is lauded for its security and privacy of data. I wonder if the two can ever come under the same roof.
    A Huawei takeover will definitely force BB to shelf BB10, as they wont be able to sell their security brand name to the consumer and maybe forced to follow the Android Path, which Huawei is already doing. So I dont understand why would Huawei be interested in BlackBerry.

    BlackBerry takeover by Huawei may be imminent.
    Check out this article...

    Why Chinese telecom giant Huawei could buy BlackBerry Quartz


    Posted via CB10
    Last edited by ukmight; 06-29-13 at 12:41 PM.
    westiewanderer likes this.
    06-29-13 08:02 AM
  8. slowrvr's Avatar
    The US government in particular would exert whatever pressure they could to block the suggested merger above and if it did go through, BlackBerry would immediately be dropped by most western governments and corporations still using them.

    Posted via CB10
    06-29-13 08:48 AM
  9. compaqdeskpr's Avatar
    Who do you guys think would be a good choice for a merger with BlackBerry that would strengthen the company without putting the things we love about BlackBerry in jeopardy?

    Posted via CB10
    westiewanderer likes this.
    06-29-13 09:43 AM
  10. anon(5364777)'s Avatar
    You guys...you don't know the Canadian government do you...............


    ............worst case scenario they will dump money into it or buy it out and use tax dollars to prop it up to maintain Tri-city area. Fortunately and unfortunately the gov is too socialist for anything drastic to happen.
    06-29-13 10:24 AM
  11. danprown's Avatar
    These types of articles will start popping up now in earnest in order to fool people to buy the stock in anticipation of a "takeover." The same thing happened with the proverbial "short squeeze."
    One week it will be this company byuing it, next week will be another, and in the last stage it will be a particular company and the question will be not "if" but "when" so more fools buy the stock in anticipation of a quick buck only to get slaughtered while the people who play with other people's money laugh.
    aniym likes this.
    06-29-13 10:29 AM
  12. robsteve's Avatar
    The only companies that would get approval of the Canadian Government, would be a company based in a country with which we have close military cooperation. This would be USA, Britain, Australia and New Zealand. Even then if deemed not in Canada's best interest, the deal would not be approved.



    Posted via CB10
    Jahcure likes this.
    06-29-13 10:36 AM
  13. alternator77's Avatar
    Any interest in blackberry wouldn't be for the hardware or software but rather the huge patent portfolio they hold.

    Posted via CB10
    aniym likes this.
    06-29-13 10:38 AM
  14. alternator77's Avatar
    This just in the company behind the doodlebops is in negotiations to purchase a controlling stake in BlackBerry.

    Posted via CB10
    06-29-13 10:40 AM
  15. spork141's Avatar
    They should merge with HP....puuuuuuuke!!!

    Posted using my Q10 via CB10
    06-29-13 10:55 AM
  16. compaqdeskpr's Avatar
    They should merge with a company that already has tablets, computers and maybe even TV's. This will push the brand's name further and create more integration with other devices. People love Apple and Samsung because they can integrate their laptop tablet and phone or in Samsung's case even their TV.

    Posted via CB10
    06-29-13 11:42 AM
  17. southlander's Avatar
    Who do you guys think would be a good choice for a merger with BlackBerry that would strengthen the company without putting the things we love about BlackBerry in jeopardy?

    Posted via CB10
    I had hoped Microsoft would buy BlackBerry and replace windows phone with BlackBerry 10. But windows phone appears to be growing a bit and now with the earnings call results it does not appear they'd want BlackBerry or feel threatened by it competing for third.

    Posted via BlackBerry 10
    Tim-ANC likes this.
    06-29-13 11:58 AM
  18. sentimentGX4's Avatar
    BBRY as it is is possibly too big and unattractive for an acquisition. Furthermore, I do not see any candidates interested in its handset business.

    To maximize shareholder value, there will probably be multiple spinoffs. This must be coordinated by BBRY when and if it decides it no longer makes sense to continue business operations.
    06-29-13 12:11 PM
  19. phuoc's Avatar
    The only companies that would get approval of the Canadian Government, would be a company based in a country with which we have close military cooperation. This would be USA, Britain, Australia and New Zealand. Even then if deemed not in Canada's best interest, the deal would not be approved.
    So true. The Canadian government stopped the sale of Potash for that very reason.


    Posted via CB10
    06-29-13 12:11 PM
  20. ACarter100's Avatar
    BlackBerry in my opinion will not be bought, but as they have been quoted saying, they will license out their BB10 product and make partnerships. Their BB10 product is maturing and just started in February. What company would buy another company until they knew exactly what they could do for them. Not a good M&A prospect. You could argue the cash, security and patents they hold, but in that argument I would say as soon as BlackBerry stops being nice, they could go after every company that owes them money for using their patents. That will be huge... BlackBerry NOT for sale, but looking for strategic partners.

    Typed via BB Z10. Find me on Twitter @ahsonn_carter
    06-29-13 12:33 PM
  21. NYC10065's Avatar
    It will never be allowed to happen by the Canadian or the U.S. governments both of which view Huawei with deep suspicion. I recall reading an article recently where the Canadian government already said that they would be concerned about a foreign takeover of BBRY.
    06-29-13 12:42 PM
  22. m1a1mg's Avatar
    Just more "longs" trying to push the price up.

    Has no one noticed how the Motorola buy-out went for Google?
    06-29-13 12:47 PM
  23. compaqdeskpr's Avatar
    So who do you think they should merge with or what they should do?

    Posted via CB10
    06-30-13 07:16 PM
  24. savingblackberry's Avatar
    They should merge with a company that already has tablets, computers and maybe even TV's. This will push the brand's name further and create more integration with other devices. People love Apple and Samsung because they can integrate their laptop tablet and phone or in Samsung's case even their TV.

    Posted via CB10
    Excellent, my thoughts exactly. But I think Board members of Blackberry dont want to sell... they dont want to give up a board seat... Watsa should use his full force and force a sale or a strategic partnership asap.
    06-30-13 07:55 PM
  25. savingblackberry's Avatar
    Just more "longs" trying to push the price up.

    Has no one noticed how the Motorola buy-out went for Google?
    many buyoust have been good. Imagine Amazon getting into the mobile space with Balckberry... apple and google and samsung will counterbid.
    06-30-13 07:56 PM
41 12

Similar Threads

  1. No BB10 on Playbook..is that it??
    By Spurs Star 123 in forum BlackBerry PlayBook
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-30-13, 09:58 PM
  2. Make BlackBerry World better by rating apps
    By bbschorsch in forum BlackBerry 10 OS
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-30-13, 07:32 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD