Lenovo considering buying BlackBerry

Jordan O'Brien
October 18, 2013

After one Chinese company turned down the possibility of buying BlackBerry, another could have just come to the rescue. According to the Wall Street Journal, Lenovo has signed a non-disclosure agreement with BlackBerry to give Lenovo the chance of looking at BlackBerry’s finances a little closer.

The WSJ hasn’t disclosed sources and it’s not the first time we’ve heard companies looking at a possible bid for BlackBerry. Google, Intel, Samsung, LG and BlackBerry’s co-founder Mike Lazaridis have all been linked to a potential purchase.

Lenovo hasn’t got much of a phone presence outside of Asia, so a purchase of BlackBerry may be wise in order to push its smartphones in Western markets — but it may have trouble resurrecting the BlackBerry brand, which is currently struggling after the inability to innovate. A safer choice would be for Lenovo to go with the other brand it is currently rumoured to be eyeing — HTC.

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