The other day it was reported that due to the state of things, it seemed as though BlackBerry was considering taking themselves private and explore “strategic alternatives” in a bid to sort themselves out without the pressure of external investors. While it does sound like one of the ways BlackBerry could go about, we did mention that it might not be as easy as it seems, especially since there aren’t many investors who are interested in the ailing company, and former Palm executive, Jean-Louise Gasse, seems to think that purchasing BlackBerry would be a bad move by an investor.
Speaking to The New York Times, Gasse was quoted as saying, “Acquiring BlackBerry is necrophilia […] The BB brand is tarnished….this former BB fan is sad.” BlackBerry has in the past stated that they are open to the idea of licensing out its operating system to manufacturers who might be able to churn out devices on a larger scale compared to them. In any case we’re not sure what BlackBerry plans to do with itself in the future, although here’s hoping things will start to pick up for the company, especially with the company’s upcoming BlackBerry Z30 with its phablet size that might be able to garner them more sales.
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