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BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) News Updates: Key Mistakes, Potential Buyers, Porsche Design Z10 & More

Editor’s Note: BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)

Five Key Mistakes That Led to BlackBerry’s Collapse (THISDAY Live)
Watching BlackBerry stumble and fall during the last few years has not been pleasant. The company once stood at the top of the smartphone market. Its smartphones were carried by mobile professionals in the tens of millions. These devices were the envy of the office and the company helped push mobility in new and exciting directions. And then everything went wrong. The company made a number of mistakes along the way that led to its current position at the bottom of the smartphone market. It’s still losing share. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) last week announced that it is exploring strategic options, including an outright sale of the company to investors or other third parties. BlackBerry is close to the end of the road and desperately seeking an escape route.

BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY)Who Will Get The Crown Jewel? 6 Potential Buyers For Blackberry (Siliconindia.com)
BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), formerly known as Research in Motion, has been subjected to a lot of speculations as sales of its Smartphones repeatedly faltered. But chief executive Thorsten Heins is still confident of changing things around and reviving its lost fortunes. However, several sources have revealed that the Smartphone developers are considering going private, as the move would give them the much necessary room to fix things up. This year, BlackBerry’s shares have fallen more than 19 percent. And when it comes to market value, it’s a pure disaster. BlackBerry’s value has crashed to a mere $4.8 billion from $84 billon at its peak in 2008.

Alleged Porsche Design BlackBerry Z10 Components Leaked (Ubergizmo)
We have been hearing rumors that BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) was set to announce a Porsche Design BlackBerry Z10 handset, which could also be known as the P’9982 if the rumors are to be believed. We’ve seen the leaked photos and now thanks to newly leaked photos from eTradeSupply who have managed to obtain some components of the alleged device, the photo above is apparently that of the innards of the upcoming phone. Based on what we can see, it appears that the phone will look somewhat similar internally to the BlackBerry Z10, but then again it supposedly will be based on the Z10 with some external design changes.

iPhone owners are vain while BlackBerry users earn more! (Daily News & Analysis)
Do you consider a mobile phone to be a device useful just for making calls and texts? Well, if you think so, you are mistaken, as a new research has revealed that the phone we use can be a window into the lives we lead. The study, which asked iPhone and BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) users to rate their attractiveness on a scale of one to ten, found that while owners of Apple devices gave themselves a six, BlackBerry users thought they were only worthy of a five, Metro.co.uk reported. It was found that people who possess a BlackBerry earn nearly 2,500 pounds more per year and work less for it.

Home town roots for BlackBerry despite turn in fortunes (Financial Times)
A man-sized iPhone greets visitors to the VeloCity Garage at Communitech, a tech incubator in Kitchener, Ontario where thirty teams of University of Waterloo students and recent graduates are building start-ups. It is an awkward product placement given that this region of Canada is home to BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), the struggling smartphone maker, and the company helped to launch Communitech. But it is also emblematic of the vibrant local tech industry of about 1,000 companies which has sprouted up here in part because of BlackBerry’s success, and which locals are confident will absorb many departing employees.

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