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BlackBerry: Who Will Buy Them?

by Neil Mawston | 10月 23, 2013

According to our Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) service, BlackBerry’s struggles worsened in calendar Q3 2013 as the iconic smartphone maker was forced to take a nearly US$1 billion charge on unsold inventory in the quarter. BlackBerry smartphone shipments fell to the lowest level in 26 quarters, since Q1 2007. BlackBerry management, recognizing that efforts to restore the company to growth will require more time, are seeking to find a lifeline by taking the company private, but as its market prospects worsen it is becoming ever more likely that BlackBerry faces the possibility that it could be broken up with several companies buying its constituent parts. Which potential buyers are in the frame? This published report, available to clients, lists the possible buyers and their reasons for takeovers.

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