We’ve heard many rumors suggesting the interest of Lenovo to acquire parts or all of BlackBerry. The Wall Street Journal is now reporting the Lenovo has approached BlackBerry and signed an NDA to review over BlackBerry’s financial books.
We do not intend to disclose further developments with respect to the process until we approve a specific transaction or otherwise conclude the review of strategic alternatives,” said a BlackBerry spokesperson.
If Lenovo were to acquire BlackBerry, some believe the Chinese company would be blocked by the US government. Such roadblocks have already been extended to other Chinese companies such as Huawei and ZTE.
While BlackBerry may entertain and consider a bid from Lenovo, assuming it’s actually happening, it’s hard to believe BlackBerry would be allowed to be acquired by Lenovo. Would you like Lenovo to acquire BlackBerry?