BlackBerry’s openness to consider a deal marks a radical shift in thinking at the once high-flying smartphone maker. Until recently, BlackBerry, formerly known as Research in Motion and a pioneer in providing secured emails on handheld devices, had been bent on staying independent, betting its turnaround on its latest smartphones.
As a former co-op student at BlackBerry, it makes me sad that it has come to this. I don’t know if this story is 100% true as I haven’t spoken to anyone at the company recently, but it seems possible. Let’s see how things unfold. I just hope the company survives and sustains itself one way or another going forward.