Your Q is absurd.
Foxcomm doesn't have the right to license or sell BB's technnology.
Because they will lose money.
BB10 is too far behind on the consumer market and they will never catch up. Have you seen the next Android update, Lollipop. It looks beautyfull. iOS also looks beautyful.
Lenovo doesn't want BB10, they want the engine not the user interphase.
Is like if you want an used Camaro and you get a fix me up, you don't want a nice painted one you want one that you can design fix your self. Levono wants to play with its toy, they don't want to borrow BB's toy, they want to create their own vision of the next generation consumer phone.
BB can license BB10 from Lenovo and ad its own security features.
No but this pump phase is not over, let your runners run.
Because Blackberry's name as a consumer phone sucks #$%$. BB10 will sell a lot better under Lenovo's name. Also Lenovo can tweak BB10 to its own taste and style. It will not be a Blackberry anymore, or look and feel like a Blackberry. It will be a Lenovo.
Lets face it, anyone can have Android, Lenovo wants its own O/S to play with.
BB would still be BB and could license BB10 from Lenovo while keeping its BES, NOC and BBM.
Yes, BB is turning around as a software business, its hardware department is still in trouble.
The P#$%$port is selling well because there are limited quantities available. Yes it is selling above expectation but BB took a very conservative look and didn't order many. Long term Apple will catch up with BB on security and its little market share will be gone. Competing against Google and Apple is crazy. GOOG and AAPL have billions of dollars to pour in in their OS. BB doesn't have the money to keep up and has wasted billions on BB10. That's why they abandoned the consumer market and are concentrating in enterprise market.
Believe me, the best thing for BB is to get rid of hardware. BB can license BB10 from Lenovo to built its enterprise phones.
In a statement on Oct. 8, Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing said the acquisition of Motorola Mobility will give the company "three growth engines — PC, mobile and enterprise."
"To keep our momentum, we need to keep finding new growth engines, and new ways to evolve our business," he said. "PC was the first growth engine that launched Lenovo as a global leader, and it remains our core business. Now adding mobile, enterprise and ecosystem, we are prepared to ignite our second stage rocket, and drive Lenovo even higher, even faster."
Blackberry fits the picture.
LOL, you two should be in the comedy channel.
This is funny
Like the three stooges but two.
QNX and BB10 gone
BB keeps BES and BBM
It will be difficult to divide the security from the rest but doable.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
As long as BB keeps BES and keeps the right to license BB10 for its own enterprise phones.
BB will have to keep is security IP and BES off the deal.
BB can make its own headsets based on BB10 modified with its own security technology.
Lenovo will not get everything.
I will hate to lose BBM.
Chen didn't said that they shipped 200k units, he said that they got orders for 200k units.
We don't know if these 200k units have been delivered, my guess is that they haven't.
Chen recently said that he didn't order many.
My guess is that BB manufactured a small initial batch to see how sells went and then order more as required. Certainly the Passport has been a hit for a Blackberry but it will not sell millions. At least no in this Q with limited quantities available.
I agree with you.
BB produced limited quantities, still the Passport is selling ok for a phablet.
I see the Passport being purchased for hospitals and corporation that want to get stuff done.
It is not a toy. It won't sell millions but it will be profitable and help BB get back in the green.
BB's IP is worth billions, it is truly a untapped treasure chest.
Even if this is a pump and dump like some say there is plenty of room for a pump.
The key is to know when to sell....
Blackberry doesn't have a market name in China. I highly doubt that the Chinese will go for Blackberry unless it has a Lenovo logo on it.
I suspect a licensing deal with Levono for BB10 and QNX.
But they will not sell under the BB brand and Levono will make their own version of BB10 for the Chinese market/government. Just speculating.