1. mutigbeere's Avatar
    There have been posts before about how Google's Eric Schmidt loves his Blackberry. Here's a CNET link:

    Google's Eric Schmidt: Why I love my BlackBerry | Technically Incorrect - CNET News

    The question then becomes, would Google be interested in purchasing Blackberry? Let's think about this:

    1. He gets control over his favourite phone. (Actually it migh be his favorite phone) Not necessarily good business, but rich people like to buy stuff they like.

    2. After you take out the almost $3 Billion in cash, the total cost is just about $2 Billion, or the commoditized price for the patents. That would give Google, essentially for free, BBM, BES, BB10, QNX, and handsets. That is good business.

    3. They get control of more platforms and control a new ecosystem better. Samsung has kinda hijacked Android, and they might roll out a BB10 more tightly. Android apps work on top of BB10 so they don't have to start a new ecosystem from scratch. They could make Google Play run on BB10 / QNX.

    4. The get to control BES10 and corporate networking, and a secure platform for communication.

    5. They get a solid foundation of engaged people in social networking in BBM.

    6. They get a standard operating system already used in cars (QNX) to use in their Google Car.

    7. They have the cash to do it, and it would only be a small dent in their coffers.

    I'm sorry if this has been discussed before (please provide links if so), but it seems very relevant now that Fairfax has set the bar so low.

    What do you think?
    09-25-13 09:49 AM
  2. imz's Avatar
    09-25-13 09:52 AM
  3. Sexy Sadie's Avatar
    I do not want Eriks hands on BB. He can keep himself to google.
    09-25-13 09:52 AM
  4. imz's Avatar
    I do not want Eriks hands on BB. He can keep himself to google.
    Bit harsh, was it something he said? lol
    09-25-13 09:53 AM
  5. mutigbeere's Avatar
    Thanks, missed that. That would make good business sense that he switch to a phone from his own company. However, he may still have a secret desire to use a Q10....
    09-25-13 09:56 AM
  6. imz's Avatar
    I doubt he would use a Q10, it's not as "productive" as a Blackberry 9900.

    Q10 can do more in terms of browser, more games, but when it comes down to strictly business, the 9900 wins.

    I've demonstrated how the HUB is no different to the messaging box on a BBos7 device.
    Swipe up, swipe right for hub VS side convenience key (1 tap) on a OS7 device
    etc etc

    Also, untilmately it would be even more embarassing if he were use a Blackberry especially after articles stating he has finally left.
    09-25-13 10:04 AM
  7. BergerKing's Avatar
    The bulk of people I've seen here over the years would say 'Hail NO!'
    09-25-13 10:08 AM
  8. Kirill Mishurovsky's Avatar
    I do not want Eriks hands on BB. He can keep himself to google.

    google buy nice e-mail client for mac os sparrow and kill it....
    09-25-13 10:09 AM
  9. imz's Avatar
    The bulk of people I've seen here over the years would say 'Hail NO!'
    But the bulk of people all say "Hail YEAH" to Android runtime 4.2 in BB10.2
    09-25-13 10:11 AM
  10. fin2007's Avatar
    you can put the same thing on other companies like Samsung, levona too except the Eric Smi one(he is not the CEO of Google anyway).
    09-25-13 10:18 AM

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