Things are heating up in the BlackBerry sales rumor world. Reports suggest BlackBerry wants to see a sale finalized by November of this year. Some suggested bidders have been private-equity firms or Asian mobile tech companies.
However, you can apparently rule out China’s Huawei. Senior vice president and board member Chen Lifang said on Wednesday the company will not buy another mobile phone maker, such as Blackberry, to grow its market share in smartphones.
“We haven’t considered (an acquisition),” she told reporters in London. “We want to rely on ourselves.” The company announced it had signed an architecture licensing deal with British processor design company ARM that will enable it to design its own microprocessor cores.
Huawei’s new ARMv8 license allows Huawei to incorporate ARM’s technology in more products in areas like networking and cloud computing.
via Globe & Mail