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.