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|BlackBerry patent to be sold for $2 to $3 billion, analyst estimates by abiolag(m): 8:07pm On Aug 15, 2013|
As talk is escalating about the possibility of BlackBerry going on saleor possibly entering a joint-venture, some analysts are looking to the Canadians' patent portfolio aspotential savior.
According toMDB Capital GroupCEO, Chris Marlett, who spoke toAllThingsDBlackBerry's patent portfolio alone could muster about$2 to $3 billion in a cross-licensing deal. And that is the estimated price if a lone bid for the portfolio arrives. If say Apple, Google or Microsoft all wanted to buy it and start a bidding war, BB's patents could amass sumsbetween $4 and $5 billion. BlackBerry still carries a lot of weight in the industry despite having financial troubles - its devicesand services are well known, BlackBerry Messenger is used by some 50 million users. So if a major industry player like Google, Microsoft or Apple wanted to purchase BlackBerry entirely, the deal could be worth $8 to $10 billion. BlackBerry currently has 5,236 active U.S. patent and about 3,730 active applications in wireless communication.
|Re: BlackBerry patent to be sold for $2 to $3 billion, analyst estimates by jreyez(m): 8:41pm On Aug 15, 2013|
|Re: BlackBerry patent to be sold for $2 to $3 billion, analyst estimates by abiolag(m): 9:03pm On Aug 15, 2013|
BB time is almost up. What do u think will happen if any of d listed companies (google,microsoft or apple) could take over BB,will they change d OS or not
|Re: BlackBerry patent to be sold for $2 to $3 billion, analyst estimates by luluosas(m): 10:47pm On Aug 15, 2013|
Apple will not go for it if eventually is up for sale because, those guys are too proud but, for Google and Microsoft, it will be a real fight. This is my ungeekly permutations.
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