BlackBerry (BBRY) is in talks with Cisco Systems (CSCO), Google (GOOG) and SAP (SAP) about selling them all or parts of itself, says Reuters, citing several sources close to the matter. A prospective deal with these companies would be an alternative to the preliminary deal reached weeks ago with a group, led by BlackBerry's shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings, added Reuters. Other companies interested in BlackBerry include Intel (INTC), LG and Samsung (SSNLF).
".... Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO), Google Inc. (GOOG) and SAP AG (SAP) are in talks with BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY) about buying parts or all of the Canadian company, Reuters reported, citing unidentified sources close to the matter.
Potential acquirers also include Intel Corp., LG Electronics Inc. (066570) and Samsung Electronics Co. (005930), the news service said. ..."
this is a surprise.. let's see how anal_ists are going to spin this on the negative..