Blackberry has been doing poorly for the past three years with no quarters of gains and last quarter of a loss of 1 billion dollars the company is doing very poorly. The market share is about 1.5% and they are going to lay off over 40% of their current staff.
The company has been doing so poorly that it will be the smartest move for Blackberry to sell. The reason I say that, is that they do have some interesting patents that might be wanted by other technology companies who are not in the mobile phone market.
Dell for instance would be a perfect buyer for this and here is the reason why. Dell has been doing quite poorly when it comes to their computers, and that is because they just don’t stack up with the competition anymore, and therefore they need an alternative market where they have a chance to succeed.
If Dell were to buy Blackberry, then they would be able to establish their place in the mobile market, but they will have to do something that many might or might not like. They will need to drop the current devices, and build and Android based device.
Why Android? Android is the most widely used mobile operating system on the planet, and for good reason. It is the most powerful, and it has the largest room for personalization by the company. So Dell could take the patents from Blackberry and put them into use for an Android device. This would be the chance for Dell to establish its place in the mobile market, and thus increasing their revenue, as well as recovering the company as a whole.
Will Blackberry ever sell? Will Dell be a potential buyer? It will all depend but if RIM does not do something, they might as well file for bankruptcy.