Another day, another million-dollar or billion-dollar deal. At least that's how this week seemed, and it's not even over yet.
BlackBerry hopes to conclude a sale of the company by November, according to a Wall Street Journal report, an indication that an auction of the company is the most likely "strategic alternative" that the company's board has been exploring.
One of the BlackBerry directors charged with looking at strategic alternatives for the company, including a possible sale, said BlackBerry can survive as a "niche company" in smartphones. However, he said there are "subsets" that the company should sell.
BlackBerry, as it considers various strategic options, including a possible sale, has been banking on strong sales of its BlackBerry 10 smartphones to help revive the company's fortunes. However, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, sales of one of the company's flagship products, the Q10 with the firm's iconic physical keyboard, are in the gutter.
Bell Canada has marshaled its wireless and wireline telecommunications capabilities to create a new application that expands TV viewing for subscribers with access to Android, iOS and BlackBerry devices via Wi-Fi or mobile connections.
BlackBerry, based in Waterloo, Ontario, is one of Canada's most prized companies, but the Canadian government is not taking a position, publicly at least, on the firm's fate as BlackBerry considers various strategic options, including a possible sale. However, a key government minister indicated the government is watching what happens closely.
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BlackBerry is facing uncertain times, with the company conducting a strategic review that could result in the company's sale, among many other options. However, if there is one place in the world that remains decidedly pro-BlackBerry, it's in the Canadian company's home town of Waterloo, Ontario.
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins could make as much as $55.6 million if the company is sold and he is ousted as the chief in any ownership change.