Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry
Until (if) someone makes a bid for the entire company.
Nobody in their right mind is going to pick up the whole company. I'm sure there has already been M&A due diligence done by various possible suitors and none of them found any value in a full acquisition. You don't acquire a company that is heading straight downhill.
* The handset business is not for the feint of heart. BB sales are now being held up with low margin 2G phones in 2nd/3rd world countries. The Chinese handset makers will own that in the not to distant future. The high end market has already been lost
* The BES side is becoming redundant. Msoft EAS is good enough and improving rapidly.
* Both IOS and Android are quietly adding new MDM APIs with every new release. There are now choices in robust MDM enterprise level software vendors
At this point you might as well let them go bankrupt and pick up any interesting IP when it's auctioned off. Makes no sense to aquire the whole thing.
Some Chinese company can pick up the Blackberry brand name (like Polaroid) and slap it on some el cheapo line of products.