Published on 09-23-2013 01:44 PM
Blackberry has just agreed to be acquired by Fairfax Financial for $9 a share. Does Fairfax plan to split Blackberry up? Or are they planning to continue to see if they can turn things around?
My guess is that Blackberry in its current form probably won't stay intact. Hopefully they'll figure out a spot for themselves in the market be it as a pure software player - anyone curious what a BB10 device from a thirdparty would look like? I'm sure OEM's would love to have an alternative besides Android and Windows.
What about the rest of Blackberry? Does that continue as a mobile device management platform? As BYOD continues to become more popular my guess is this is an area of growth for them.
If they do stop making phones, it would be a shame anyone have a favorite Blackberry? Was it the 9000 with its leather back? How about a 8800 with it's little trackball or maybe you have a Q10 which you're using now?