Chinese Lenovo interested in Canadian BlackBerry
Lenovo is emerging as the party interested in acquiring the troubled BlackBerry. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Chinese company has signed a non-disclosure agreement to have a look at BlackBerry’s books.
Almost a decade ago Lenovo acquired IBM’s PC unit and brand like ThinkPad.
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Lenovo already has a smartphone business unit and sells Android powered devices. Though it’s unclear how BlackBerry will bring value to Lenovo and whether the Chinese company is interested in BB hardware or software.
Lenovo doesn’t have any presence in the US mobile space where BlackBerry is a known brand. The Canadian company may help Lenovo enter the market. Lenovo may also do what RIM was reluctant to do – put Android on BlackBerry hardware.