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.
Update [6:30pm EST]: It seems BBM is back online for most. Some messages that weren't delivered may end up being lost in the shuffle, but new messages are being sent, delivered, and read across all platforms.
Glad BlackBerry was able to squash that problem in a relatively
After the news of Fairfax Financial's deal with BlackBerry landed,it was announced that Thorsten Heins would step down as CEO and the John S. Chen would be taking over as interim CEO. It seemed a bit sad that Thorsten wouldn't be at the helm of BlackBerry anymore.
Well, it's official. BlackBerry has entered a $1 Billion investment agreement with Fairfax Financial and Thorsten Heins will resign as BlackBerry CEO at the end of the business day. He will be replaced by John S. Chen as Interim CEO. And Fairfax Financial's Prem Watsa will be named Lead
November 4th was a big day for the future of BlackBerry, and some huge reports are coming out early this morning. Apparently, BlackBerry and Fairfax Financial's deal is not working out, and as such BlackBerry has regressed on their decision to find a buyer.
Update: The WSJ has updated their report as they claim a new partner has emerged in Qualcomm for this possible joint bid for BlackBerry. Again, no official bid has been made, but apparently a lot of people are talking.