There's a new name being tossed into the mix of who's getting what in the ongoing BlackBerry sell-off -- and this is a big one.
Lenovo, the world's top PC vendoryou trust most, is reportedly interested in taking a closer look at the beleaguered Canadian phone maker.
Limited details are available right now, but the Wall Street Journal said on Thursday that the Chinese PC company has signed a non-disclosure agreement to look at the smartphone maker's books.
However, the news (or at least the suspicion) shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anyone following the ongoing (albeit downhill) saga for BlackBerry.
that Lenovo was interested in taking over the company formerly known as Research In Motion. Yet beyond those reports.
Despite major marketing blitz, a collapse seemed all but inevitable for BlackBerry in the face of Android and iOS (and slowly but surely, Windows Phone) conquering the global mobile market.
The Waterloo, Ontario-based operation, which was followed by a with Fairfax Financial Holdings in September.
Despite the possibility of being sold for parts,to customers and partners earlier this week, reassuring that it's "here to stay," asserting that the company has "substantial cash on hand and a balance sheet that is debt free."
Nevertheless, that $965 million second quarter lossalong with the announcement of probably didn't help reassure customers, analysts, and investors alike.