Most of the world is pretty well caught up in BlackBerry 10 launch hype and millions of us cannot stop talking about the already legendary Z10 and Q10 Smartphones. However, it seems it isn’t only us lowly consumers for whom BlackBerry is the hottest topic of the day – Lenovo executives also seem to have been hit by a about of BlackBerry fever.
Earlier this year, Bloomberg reported that Wong Wai Ming of Lenovo confirmed that he and the company as a whole were “looking at all opportunities” when speaking on the subject of a possible future acquisition of BlackBerry – at the time known as Research in Motion (RIM). This week however, BlackBerry has enjoyed a quite superb rally in share prices as Lenovo’s Yang Yuanqing has once again passed comment suggesting that a buyout could very well be on the cards.
This time, the Lenovo CEO told the French media that such a move “could possibly make sense, but first I need to analyze the market and understand what exactly the importance of this company is.”
Theoretically speaking, such a buyout could be of enormous benefit for both parties. On one side there is Lenovo – a Chinese brand that has already made a name for itself all over the world and has exploded ahead of its domestic rivals by every account. However, with PC and laptop sales in a steady state of decline all over the world, now’s the time for brands like Lenovo to accept that mobile technology is the way of the future.
And then there’s BlackBerry – the once industry-defining Canadian company that over the past 12-months came closer to folding entirely than any manufacturer of its kind in recent history. BlackBerry still has the potential to hit the big time once again, though is operating on a knife-edge and needs the backing of a financial giant.
A giant like Lenovo.