Rumor: Lenovo plans to buy BlackBerry

Rumor: Lenovo plans to buy BlackBerry
October 18 03:04 2013 Print This Article

Lenovo reportedly plans to bid for BlackBerry

A report from Wall Street Journal claims that Chinese PC maker Lenovo has allegedly signed a non-disclosure agreement with BlackBerry to take a look into the struggling smartphone company’s books.

Word on the street is that Lenovo, the largest PC manufacturer in the world, is considering to make a bid to buy the Canadian company, which has been experiencing a series of unfortunate financial losses. There have been rumors about how big tech companies are considering to acquire a piece of BlackBerry, including the likes of Google, Intel, Samsung, LG, and even BlackBerry’s co-founder Mike Lazaridis.

This so-called Lenovo agreement comes after BlackBerry released an open letter to its customers, telling “they can continue to count on BlackBerry”. It may sound ironic at first, but if you think about it, BlackBerry may seem to be refering to keeping itself relevant despite changes in its organization.

A potential Lenovo-BlackBerry agreement could be a win-win for both companies, as the Chinese electronics company wants to break into the North American market, while the other would benefit from fresh hardware and a vast Chinese market. Lenovo may also be able to reach out to former BlackBerry consumers to reconsider their gadget choices.

Details about the BlackBerry bid remains sparse as of this moment, as spokespersons from both BB and Lenovo are tight-lipped.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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