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BlackBerry said to be entertaining offers from Google, Samsung, and LG

Reports out of Waterloo, Canada suggest that BlackBerry is continuing to field offers for their various services and patents. BlackBerry has asked for “preliminary expressions of interest” from companies like Cisco, Intel, and Google. Even Samsung and LG are said to be interested, with BlackBerry asking that all “expressions” be submitted by the end of the week.

Android falls, iOS gains, according to latest comScore poll

In the wake of their double-device launch, Apple has achieved a market share of 40% among all OEMs. Their iOS is also gaining ground while Android falters slightly in regard to overall adoption, according to comScore. The research also noted that 145 million Americans owned smartphones, which they attribute as 60.8% of the eligible population. That’s a jump of 3% since May of this year.

BlackBerry admits Android, iOS helped cause their demise

With BlackBerry’s recent withdrawal from the consumer market, and subsequent revelation that they lost $1 billion last quarter, we were all left to reminisce on just what led to their downfall. Some pointed to the iPhone, which led the charge into a new frontier of smart devices. Some said the proliferation of Android was too much, and Google’s free-to-use services were just too much for RIM Blackberry.

Samsung Solutions Exchange program for businesses launched

As if the struggling company doesn't have enough to worry about, Blackberry, if it survives long enough, might have a new fierce rival as Samsung opens up its Samsung Solutions Exchange. Rather than simply being yet another store filled with business-friendly apps, Solutions Exchange is also a program to bring in developers to port or create apps that directly answer the needs of Samsung's enterprise customers.

BlackBerry acquired by Fairfax Financial for $4.7 billion

Say goodbye to Blackberry. Well we can say goodbye officially considering we all have known this was coming for quite some time. Not to mention the earnings report last week showing nearly $1 billion in loss, things weren't looking too good. Just hitting the wires is news that BlackBerry has been acquired by a Canadian Financial company for the tune of $4.7 billion.
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