Blackberry not a strategic fit for us -SAP CFO in magazine

Reuters

FRANKFURT, Oct 26 (Reuters) - German business software groupSAP is not interested in bidding for troubled smartphone maker Blackberry, its chief financial officer tolda German magazine.

"Blackberry doesn't fit with our strategy," Werner Brandttold Euro am Sonntag in an interview, adding that SAP alreadyoffers mobile solutions and did not need to fill any gaps there.

BlackBerry, based in Canada, once dominated the smartphonemarket but has put itself up for sale after being overtaken byApple's iPhone and devices using Google Inc's Android operating system.

There seems to be no shortage of interest in Blackberry.SAP, along with Cisco Systems Inc and Google, was intalks about a full or partial acquisition, sources close to thematter had previously told Reuters.

Its co-founders are also considering a bid, and a group ledby property and casualty insurer Fairfax last monthunveiled a tentative offer of $9 a share.

Former Apple Inc boss John Sculley and Chinese computermaker Lenovo have also been reported as interested ina deal for Blackberry.

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