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#1 #Michael

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 23:50

 

As if 2013 could not have been a more pivotal year for Microsoft and Windows Phone, news tonight coming from Bloomberg claims that Redmond is still considering buying out BlackBerry.

BlackBerry has publicly revealed that they are seeking “strategic alternatives” for the company, including a merger or selling off the entire company (or pieces of it). In and of itself, that is big news although BlackBerry did do the same in 2012 and nothing came of itCould this round be any different? Perhaps, as their new operating system, BB10, is not exactly setting the mobile world afire.

Microsoft has always been rumored to be interested in BlackBerry, but they are perhaps waiting for the right time. That may include waiting for Waterloo to shed some of its 17,000 employees and become a leaner purchase, or for BlackBerry to become cheaper and more desperate.  

 

Full article: http://www.wpcentral...kberry-purchase

 

Very interesting if this is even remotely true.




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Posted 03 September 2013 - 23:52

Can't see it happening tbh.



#3 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 00:00

Unless Microsoft has this amazing plan to fix Blackberry,  they should avoid Blackberry at all costs. 



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 00:03

Not likely.  Today it was announced Microsoft purchased Nokia.



#5 BobSlob

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 00:05

Would definitely be a huge move in the mobile industry.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 00:07

On second thought, a Windows phone 8 on a Blackberry would be nice!

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#7 Ian William

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 00:09

On second thought, a Windows phone 8 on a Blackberry would be nice!

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With a possible total of twelve applications on the screen?



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 00:26

With a possible total of twelve applications on the screen?

Here's one with a bigger screen

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#9 Cute James

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 00:39

Then they could potentially own two mobile phone companies that consumers are no longer interested in.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 00:40

the main point for them to buy blackberry would be for the patents and possibly any enterprise hold blackberry still has if any...they wouldn't still sell the blackberry hardware to consumers.



#11 Grinch

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:22

Then they could potentially own two mobile phone companies that consumers are no longer interested in.

I'm interested in Nokia even with Microsoft acquiring it. You don't speak for the whole, sir. ;)



#12 webeagle12

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:43

Here's one with a bigger screen

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#13 Growled

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 16:28

I know Blackberry wants to get purchased but it seems like no one wants them.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 16:29

Here's one with a bigger screen

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At least use the Z10 with no hardware kb if you're going to mock it up. That being said, I like BB10 OS way better than WP.



#15 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:20

Why would Microsoft want to buy a dead duck like Blackberry?  Everyone can see they're collapsing...





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