A new report published today by Reuters has shined more light on the strategic review process BlackBerry underwent, and officially ended this past week. According to the report, multiple companies were ready to take parts of BlackBerry if the company was willing to put itself up for dismantling. Included in these companies with interest were Lenovo, Google, Microsoft, and even Apple. Most of these had been rumored in connection to a possible bid for BlackBerry; bids that never happened, but rumored nonetheless.
The reports states BlackBerry's board was unwilling to split itself into pieces to be sold, and decided, as we now know to stay intact, and proceed forward with the $1 billion investment from Fairfax Financial instead.