10-16-13 11:38 AM
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  1. anon1727506's Avatar
    Who the hell care if BBRY follows the path a lot. I am talking about stock here.

    Will Nokia be the same after the takeover? is Motorola the same today?
    Which is the whole problem... CrackBerry is a fan site, not an investor site. Too many Fans got caught up in "lets get rich quick and buy BBRY" craze that happened last year when BBRY stock bounced. We were already emotionally invested, so many became financially invested.

    Most fans want the BlackBerry platform to survive. Most investors don't care if BlackBerry is cut up and sold for it's parts, with hardware and BB10 being left on the cutting board.... as long as they get $9 or more.
    10-09-13 03:54 PM
  2. aniym's Avatar
    It is widely understood in the financial and tech industry that Google vastly overpaid for Motorola. That said, there actually was a bidding war for Motorola patents in 2011 between Microsoft, Google, Apple and some smaller players. There hasn't been any hint of that with Blackberry.
    10-14-13 10:21 AM
  3. sosumi11's Avatar
    It is widely understood in the financial and tech industry that Google vastly overpaid for Motorola. That said, there actually was a bidding war for Motorola patents in 2011 between Microsoft, Google, Apple and some smaller players. There hasn't been any hint of that with Blackberry.
    People keep talking about BlackBerry's deep patent portfolio. Can anyone name ONE BlackBerry patent that is relevant today?

    At least Motorola had a bunch of FRAND (industry standard) patents, but proved to be useless in the patents war, which Google found out the hard way.
    10-16-13 11:04 AM
  4. fin2007's Avatar
    People keep talking about BlackBerry's deep patent portfolio. Can anyone name ONE BlackBerry patent that is relevant today?

    At least Motorola had a bunch of FRAND (industry standard) patents, but proved to be useless in the patents war, which Google found out the hard way.
    You can not really say that.

    Nortel 5000 patents 4.5B, 900K each
    Google paid Mot ~10B(12.5B in total, but sold something for 2.5B) virtually for its patents only. Right now MOT only sells 3M smartphone units per quarter, even worse than BBRY, I do not think 3M units mean anything to google, pretty much google spent 10B all on mot's patents.
    Kodak 2000 patents 527M, 260K each
    NOK licensed its patents to MS for 2B.

    If the patents really do not mean anything, then how could the patents sell at such high price again and again, it is not like only google bot patents.

    Sure how much the patents really worth is definitely debatable.
    10-16-13 11:38 AM
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