BlackBerry to go private?

BlackBerry to go private?

BlackBerry may be thinking to go private and get some “breathing room to fix its problems out of the public eye.” Citing “several sources familiar with the situation,” the Reuters report says that the Canadian company is in talks with private equity firm Silver Lake Partners, which is the same company that leads Dell’s current private dealings. However, it is added that “no deal is imminent” and “BlackBerry has not launched any kind of a sale process.”

When Thorsten Heins took over the reins at BlackBerry he said that they “don’t have the economy of scale to compete against the guys who crank out 60 handsets a year,” adding the BlackBerry should differentiate and have a focused platform. “To deliver BB10 we may need to look at licensing it to someone who can do this at a way better cost proposition than I can do it. There’s different options we could do that we’re currently investigating,” Thorsten added.

The way I see it, BlackBerry should launch some sort of tablet dock as soon as possible to differentiate its offering from the rest of the pack… and whether it goes private or not, that doesn’t matter as much. What do you think?

  • Saeed

    Blackberry should drop the hardware and focus on the software. open the software license to developers and other hardware manufacturers so that they can implement the BB OS the same way they are currently implementing Android OS on their hardware. this is a sustainable and profitable business model, and one that BlackBerry is very well capable of doing. General public has moved on from the dull, black color business centric phones(not that there is anything wrong with black color phones, I happen to love and carry one my self). Even business people are now carrying more modern/consumer looking handsets now, not to mention that these phones can do everything that BlackBerry phones can do. the same public that kept BlackBerry in business for so many years is the same crowd that is putting them out of business by moving on to more exiting hardware.

    Message to BlackBerry: wake up and realize that you have an OS that can “out-do” Android multiple folds and at an instant. dump the hardware and start pushing the OS for other hardware manufacturers to use. learn from companies line Google, FireFox and Ubuntu.

  • ARIKUDI

    bb should do what is right to save blackberry.i have a Q10 and it is amazing like superman!so i dont care what they say i love blackberry Q10!!!!!!!!!!!!

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