1. RGenie's Avatar
    For less than what Google paid for Motorola, they would have access to BBRY patents and eliminate a lawsuit brought forth by MS, APPL & BBRY - known as the rockstar lawsuit. Since all the lawsuit is against all the other android phone makers, including Samsung, it would also be of benefit to them as well.

    Apple, Microsoft-backed 'Rockstar' uses Nortel patents to sue Google, Samsung and others

    Anyone care to express a legal opinion?
    11-01-13 08:11 AM
  2. anon1727506's Avatar
    For less than what Google paid for Motorola, they would have access to BBRY patents and eliminate a lawsuit brought forth by MS, APPL & BBRY - known as the rockstar lawsuit. Since all the lawsuit is against all the other android phone makers, including Samsung, it would also be of benefit to them as well.

    Apple, Microsoft-backed 'Rockstar' uses Nortel patents to sue Google, Samsung and others

    Anyone care to express a legal opinion?
    No legal opinion.

    But why pay Billions if your problems can be solved with Millions? Don't know the value of this lawsuit. Don't know any of the terms of the Rockstar groups buyout agreement - it could prevent someone buying BlackBerry or another partner to avoid a "claim". Don't know that buying all of BlackBerry would be the cheapest way to gain access to these patents.

    It does SEEM like BlackBerry would be a very attractive purchase for several large tech companies that have this much CASH in the petty cash fund.... Google, Apple or Microsoft. But there are cost associated with buying, and then there are the cost associated with either keeping BlackBerry going (Billions more) and see if things can be made profitable. Or closing the doors and selling off everything (still Billions to meet contract obligations).
    Roo Zilla and garnok like this.
    11-01-13 08:38 AM
  3. playbookster's Avatar
    Isn't Sony in the rockstar group? They are an android oem.

    Posted from my Z30
    11-01-13 10:16 AM
  4. altrax's Avatar
    Isn't Sony in the rockstar group? They are an android oem.

    Posted from my Z30
    Which is why they are not named in the lawsuit... as they are not infringing on their own IP.


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    11-01-13 10:47 PM
  5. fin2007's Avatar
    For less than what Google paid for Motorola, they would have access to BBRY patents and eliminate a lawsuit brought forth by MS, APPL & BBRY - known as the rockstar lawsuit. Since all the lawsuit is against all the other android phone makers, including Samsung, it would also be of benefit to them as well.

    Apple, Microsoft-backed 'Rockstar' uses Nortel patents to sue Google, Samsung and others

    Anyone care to express a legal opinion?
    The problem is BBRY hardware dept.

    If you read the financial report, Motorola unit is losing 250M per quarter, 1B per year for Google right now.

    Why would google wants to loss another 1B a year with buying BBRY????? Google could never earn money from their hardware sell anyway, you can see they sell their Nexus 4 at $349 without contract, how the hell you could earn money by selling a 2.3GHZ/1080P/5"screen at $349?

    If BBRY could sell the hardware dept to somebody else, I am sure google will be very happy to buy BBRY.
    11-02-13 12:43 AM
  6. SK122387's Avatar
    I can't wait for this sale stuff to all be over, so people can think about other things other than reasons that X might want to buy BlackBerry, or whether BlackBerry should run Android, or whether BlackBerry will be dead, or whether they will be out of business, or whether their Z10 will shut down on November 4th, or whether things would be different had Steve Jobs bought BlackBerry, or whether or not the government is paying the media to harpoon BlackBerry so the NSA can get onto their devices, or whether or not there will ever be a trackpad again, or whether or not Thorsten Heins purposely delayed BB10 and BBM to sink the stock so he could get a $55mil payout, or whether or not.... well, you get the idea.
    11-02-13 01:32 AM
  7. altrax's Avatar
    Lol this is just phase one of the Rockstar consortiums ultimate plan wait till you see what else is coming...

    Some people think the failure of BlackBerry is a conspiracy, well they are correct but they blame the wrong people. BlackBerry tanked it's self and started all of its own negative media stories to play it's important part in Rockstars ultimate plan to destroy Google or force them from mobile (let's be real that's why the old guard formed Rockstar to block Google from the nortel patents in the first place.)

    Step 1: Utterly destroy the image and reputation of the Rockstar Company that was already going through a transition to allow Mike L to take his baby private at a steal of a price with the Backing of Hardware giant QCOM with no one giving it a second thought or thinking about the future.

    Step 2: Rockstar sues the pants off Google "owner" of the android OS but also sues all the oem's Google allows to run android (besides Sony of course) and makes sure they inflame the proceedings as much as possible to cause hostility between the hardware and software companies (have them fighting eachother over who should be paying the stupidly high licensing fees.) Force Google to make a deal that passes on a lot of the fees to its OEMs.

    Step 3: After whatever overpriced license fee is forced down the throats of Google and the oem's (for continually willfully ignoring patents as the suit complains) Sony would be able to offer quality hardware for less then their android competitors due to not being subject to any settlement fees... this stage is about hammering the already failing android OEMS (everyone but samsung)

    Step 4: Let leak "Next Gen QCOM processors will not support android OS as there are to many compatibility issues, we encourage all of our many supporters to try BB10 for the latest QCOM tech." also list that you will continue to support stable OS such as WP8 and **Tizen** (yes I realize that Tizen will be Intel powered)

    Step 5: Samsung is already in the process of moving to Tizen but they are smart and doing it extremely slowly and carefully. Between increased cost of using android OS (because Google settled to make OEMS shoulder a lot of the fees) and loosing QCOM processors (android is a spec driving market and people recognize QCOM as the best in mobile right now so a change of that magnitude would be hard to forcast) Samsung goes all in with Tizen and abandons android OS (encouraged by Rockstar to have an android runtime much like bb10 to keep their current android fans happy during the transition)

    Step 6: WP8 and BB10 licensing deals offered to all android OEMs

    Outcome:
    Apple: Back on top in terms of market share

    Windows: aggressively pursuing the consumer market with many new OEMS (or Oem's that actually take them seriously with Sony and Nokia both being the flagship oem's

    BlackBerry: aggressively pursing enterprise with exclusive consumer partner Sony making bb10 phones

    Sony: Primary and most supported OEM for both BlackBerry and Windows continue using android as well. "Sony we make all phones" but actually catchy

    Samsung: Back to square one with a new OS trying to convince the world why there needs to be a 5th mobile OS

    Google: effectively blocked from mobile.

    TLR = I was bored and made up a fantastic story about what should happen in mobile.

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    11-02-13 03:59 AM
  8. Roo Zilla's Avatar
    Step 5: Samsung is already in the process of moving to Tizen but they are smart and doing it extremely slowly and carefully. Between increased cost of using android OS (because Google settled to make OEMS shoulder a lot of the fees) and loosing QCOM processors (android is a spec driving market and people recognize QCOM as the best in mobile right now so a change of that magnitude would be hard to forcast) Samsung goes all in with Tizen and abandons android OS (encouraged by Rockstar to have an android runtime much like bb10 to keep their current android fans happy during the transition)
    Samsung doesn't use Qualcomm SoCs. They make their own.
    11-02-13 02:42 PM
  9. altrax's Avatar
    Hey I'm impressed you read the whole thing, totally don't mind that you fact checked me hahaha

    Posted via CB10
    11-02-13 10:37 PM

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