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  1. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    I was in the same boat until after spending a few weeks here, until I realised it won't survive, at least how it currently is. Best case scenario they turn into a niche company, and if that happens the whole BB10 will probably be discontinued. So you'll be left with an unsupported BB when the next line will be back to something like OS7.
    I really don't think so...can you imagine how fast the OS updates and software upgrades would come if they get someone else to worry about hardware engineering and manufacturing...or how fast we would see new devices with less expensive price points? This is far from over...years, so don't worry about buying a device.

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    09-10-13 07:57 PM
  2. LopeZ10's Avatar
    I was in the same boat until after spending a few weeks here, until I realised it won't survive, at least how it currently is. Best case scenario they turn into a niche company, and if that happens the whole BB10 will probably be discontinued. So you'll be left with an unsupported BB when the next line will be back to something like OS7.
    So because palm is discontinued you are telling me that I can't use it? If this guy buys a Q10 now or any phone chances are he is going to buy another one in a year from here. So my point here is don't worry about buying a BB10 now. You are still going to use it for a year worry about what phone you are getting next time you are going to upgrade. I'm really enjoying my Z10 and it's been a nightmare for me to be thinking on which phone to buy next that's why I keep my hope that BlackBerry is going to survive
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    09-11-13 07:23 AM
  3. kevinnugent's Avatar
    BlackBerry Board Committee Working With Perella Weinberg on Options for Co. - MoneyBeat - WSJSome more news. No more detail, but it must be getting closer.


    BlackBerry Ltd.BB.T -5.21%, the embattled smartphone maker, has hired boutique investment bank Perella Weinberg Partners to help advise on a possible sale the company, according to people familiar with the matter.

    Perella Weinberg has recently been retained to advise a special board committee the company said it had formed when it announced roughly a month ago that its exploring strategic alternatives that could include a sale of the company or partnerships, according to the people. The committee comprises five directors including BlackBerry Chief Executive Thorsten Heins. The BlackBerry board has eight directors.

    BlackBerry said then that it had hired J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. to advise on the process. Royal Bank of Canada is also expected to help facilitate any deal, people familiar with the matter said.

    BlackBerry has held preliminary talks with parties interested in buying part or all of the company, a person familiar with the matter said last week. While its not clear which potential buyers are in the mix, Prem Watsa, chief executive of BlackBerrys largest shareholder, resigned from the companys board when the strategic-alternatives announcement was made, citing potential conflicts that may arise during the process. That was viewed as a signal that he was potentially interested in participating in a bid for the company.

    Its not clear why exactly Perella Weinberg was brought on, but its not unusual for another adviser to be hired by the board of a company contemplating a big transaction to ensure that any potential conflicts of interest or other issues that arise in the process are handled properly. Thats especially the case when someone close to the company could get involved in a purchase.

    Faced with an unrelenting loss of business to competitors including Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., BlackBerry is seeking to run a quick sales process in the hopes of finding a buyer for the company by November, people familiar with the matter said last week. The Waterloo, Ontario, company once controlled more than half of the U.S. market for phones that handle email and Web-browsing, but now has 2.2%, according to research firm IDC.

    Possible buyers of BlackBerry include Asian tech companies and U.S. and Canadian private-equity investors, the people said last week.

    Its far from guaranteed any serious bids for BlackBerry will materialize or that the company will pull off a sale in its desired time frame, if at all.

    Will Connors contributed to this article.
    09-11-13 10:45 PM
  4. Bfalcon1's Avatar
    Microsoft will be the buyer...

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    09-12-13 05:27 PM
  5. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    Microsoft would OWN the corporate / government sector should they acquire BlackBerry.



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    09-12-13 06:06 PM
  6. kevinnugent's Avatar
    I'm betting Microsoft is the one. THey're getting Blackberry to clear the way with the Government first. Microsoft don't want to do a deal, to have it canned by bureaucrats.
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    09-12-13 06:21 PM
  7. hf199's Avatar
    Watsa!

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    09-12-13 06:43 PM
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