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#1 of 7 mattCR

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Posted August 12 2013 - 07:29 AM

http://www.engadget....kberry-private/

 

Remember the rumor that BlackBerry was planning to take itself private? Just a few days later and the company has confirmed that some very fundamental discussions are indeed taking place. In a press release, the Canadian smartphone maker revealed that a committee has been formed to look for "strategic alternatives" to push BlackBerry 10, which could involve a merger, selling the company or taking BlackBerry private. Naturally, there's no indication that anything will actually change at the beleaguered company, but at least we know Thorsten Heins is actively pursuing new options.

 

Blackberry still has a large patent portfolio and will be an attractive target for Google, Microsoft, Apple.


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Posted August 12 2013 - 08:12 AM

They also have a lot of debt if what I remember reading was true.  Will see if I can find links on that.


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Posted January 03 2014 - 11:52 AM

hmmm
http://variety.com/2...tup-1201024255/

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Posted January 03 2014 - 11:56 AM

Wait. Nextel phones had that first. I had one(will link one if I can find one on Ebay. I probably still have it).

 

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http://www.ebay.com/...=item19e6a0b8ae (glad to know it is still worth $6. Where is mine...digging... :rolleyes: )

 

So...how can Blackberry sue for this?



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Posted January 03 2014 - 03:52 PM

It's the design of the keyboard (buttons, layout, look and feel) that is in dispute, not the fact that it's a hardware keyboard. Hey, Apple successfully sued Samsung for making a rectangular slab, so anything is possible.

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Posted January 03 2014 - 04:21 PM

It doesn't look like the Curve or Storm keypad to me.



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Posted January 04 2014 - 08:04 AM

Looks like a BB Bold knock off to me.

This is a really misguided product. If Apple would allow third party keyboards, no one would need this. A great software keyboard with GOOD autocorrect and word prediction are faster than hardware keyboards.




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