I doubt this will happen but it could.
IBM is one large company that has no position in mobile and they do most other things in the business sector.
That kind of deal would allow them to benefit more than anyone else from such a stake in BB or simply a licensing deal for BBM.
Worthwhile read, if 6 weeks old;
" Cormark analyst Richard Tse said the long weekend provided him a little extra time to review BlackBerry’s Q4 and fiscal 2013 results, which were released last Thursday.
Tse says he came away from the extended review with more confidence in the Canadian smartphone maker, and this morning upgraded the stock to “Top Pick” rating. The Cormark analyst has a $20 one-year target price on BlackBerry.
Tse says BlackBerry’s Q4, in which it reported operating EPS of $0.22 on revenue of $2.7-billion, provided continued evidence that the company’s new management team is more than up to the task of successfully transitioning BlackBerry to its new platform.
“In our view, given the hyper competitive market and major internal product transition, we believe the results of the past two quarters have been nothing short of remarkable,” said Tse. “Operating improvements thus far under such extreme challenges give us reason to believe in BlackBerry’s ability to execute on BB10 as having better odds than we originally would have anticipated.”
Tse says BlackBerry has been able to achieve higher margins than most anyone expected from its BlackBerry 10 rollout, and its average-revenue-per-user numbers on its services revenue is also better than anticipated, with the company now predicting just a single-digit decline next quarter.
While Tse notes that BlackBerry saw a dip in the number of subscribers, he also says the company’s revenue model is changing, and it may not be for the worse, as many assume.
He says an increasing proportion of BlackBerry’s gross margin is coming from smartphones, instead of services. Tse thinks BlackBerry can make money this way, pointing to Apple’s high 40s/low 50s gross margins and Samsung’s mid-30s. What’s more, says the Cormark analyst, BlackBerry has an embedded subscription base it can use to leverage beyond its historical services model. He says the market is attributing no value to this advantage, which he thinks
I believe he is neither a director nor executive of any kind and is not considered an insider.
Watsa owns a huge amount of the float through two companies he controls..
Racebill thinks that anyone dares to disagree with Americans "hates us".
Get over your victim complex buddy; it's old, it's tired and it's boring.
Rationing?? We had that during and after WW2.
That was dispensed with by 1950 and BB will be able to supply a marketplace hungry for Z10 and Q10, by mid-year.
According to some serious financial prognosticators, he may be right..
The US is in for a major realignment in terms of wealth and living standards and we can be sure the 1% will never pay the price for their irresponsibility in 2005-2008..
US labour laws are significantly weaker than they are in Canada.
Blackberry can do many things but it cannot get a woman pregnant.
According to a recent report, the Verizon network has made its 10,000 employees switch from Android to Blackberry. The dominating carriers Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) are positive on Q10 and BES 10.1. It is estimated that the employees of the sales department at Verizon and AT&T will select BES 10.1 for their MDM choice to customers.