BlackBerry reportedly felt breakup was not in company's interests

11/10/2013 | Reuters

BlackBerry's board of directors reportedly rejected bids to sell off pieces of the phone-maker, according to Reuters, which reports that several technology firms expressed interest in buying various parts of the company. Microsoft and Apple inquired about BlackBerry's intellectual property and patents, and Cisco Systems, Google and Lenovo held talks with the company about buying all or parts of it, according to the report. Directors reportedly weighed the heavy costs of a breakup, not just on investors but on suppliers, customers and employees. BlackBerry declined to comment in the report.

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