"The former Sony-Ericsson CEO is on the BlackBerry board. This ex-CEO is also a big backer of another company working closely on the "Internet of Things." A few months ago, BlackBerry decided to pull out of Japan entirely, perhaps setting the stage to return with Sony as a partner. Finally, Sony has already indicated that it would support three mobile OSs: Android, Microsoft and another. BlackBerry is the next most popular. Therefore, BlackBerry could likely benefit from this kind of licensing relationship."
Very good point. If BB beats, I would enjoy seeing an announcement during CC to the effect that there is some type of partnership between SONY and BB. If that were to happen, it would be the ultimate crush of the shorts. As I written BB longs' dreams are shorts' nightmares and the aforesaid scenario would be a short's worst nightmare, a perfect Twilight Zone episode.