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  • taexpert928 taexpert928 Aug 16, 2013 1:43 PM Flag

    WSJ aricle today says Lenovo is considering to buy BBRY (see interview with Lenovo CEO)

    WSJ article today

    "The market is changing in the tablet and smartphone industry. The emphasis is shifting from premium to mainstream, and from mature markets to emerging markets. Customers’ smartphone replacement cycles are getting faster. More consumers are buying new phones every year or sometimes every six months.

    I believe these changes favor Lenovo’s business model. Our product portfolio covers all price points. Our in-house production makes speedy product development and updates possible.

    I believe that we can still grow fast organically. But if we see an opportunity for an acquisition that is consistent with our strategy, we would like to consider it.

    WSJ: BlackBerry recently said it’s up for sale. Do you see BlackBerry as a potential acquisition target?

    Mr. Yang: I cannot comment on any specific target or deal. We believe that the PC industry and the mobile phone industry will continue to consolidate. So Lenovo is definitely in a good position to become an important player. If a target or deal is consistent with Lenovo’s strategy, we would take the opportunity.

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    • WSJ article today

      "The market is changing in the tablet and smartphone industry. The emphasis is shifting from premium to mainstream, and from mature markets to emerging markets. Customers’ smartphone replacement cycles are getting faster. More consumers are buying new phones every year or sometimes every six months.

      I believe these changes favor Lenovo’s business model. Our product portfolio covers all price points. Our in-house production makes speedy product development and updates possible.

      I believe that we can still grow fast organically. But if we see an opportunity for an acquisition that is consistent with our strategy, we would like to consider it.

      WSJ: BlackBerry recently said it’s up for sale. Do you see BlackBerry as a potential acquisition target?

      Mr. Yang: I cannot comment on any specific target or deal. We believe that the PC industry and the mobile phone industry will continue to consolidate. So Lenovo is definitely in a good position to become an important player. If a target or deal is consistent with Lenovo’s strategy, we would take the opportunity

    • I'm not bashing BB, but forget the WSJ same CR OO... own the NY Post. You know Murdoch! Trashed FB before earnings, calling it the next MYSPACE. Wake the F... up already. Hacking scandal 911...

    • alexkebfb@gmail.com alexkebfb Aug 16, 2013 2:20 PM Flag

      They don't need to buy Blackberry for the damn phones.

      They can liquidate the hardware and focus on enterprise services and use the library of new patents to implement features on their own phones as well as create a patent troll revenue.

    • allsteel@rogers.com allsteel Aug 16, 2013 2:15 PM Flag

      Love to chat in person about this. But here are my quick thoughts. Lenovo has a smart phone and a dam good one....the K900. They sold 11M the first six months, witch is 125% growth for their mobile division from last year. There are going to introduce it to N America in 2014. The OS is a version of Android but is completely modified to their liking and still can use the 700,000 droid apps. This is what BB should have done and change the Android enough to different from others whilst still being secure(they can still do it and may with new owners). There would stiil be a BB app store to access the modified androids, already to be downloaded(no side loading. We would had seen 10M+ phones sold and no media bashing....they stock would be $50 now. Believe me.

    • Lenovo is about a $10 billion company. It would have to offer at least $8 billion to buy BBRY. It may be interested but I don't see how it could pull it off... and that's IF the Canadian government would allow it. I still think Watsa is the only serious contender. Since he represents Fairfax's interest now I doubt he will offer anything above $14-15. Still hoping for book value of $18 though.

      Sentiment: Buy

    • any rational response?

 
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