BlackBerry contemplates splitting BBM from the company

By David Tom
Aug 27, 2013
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  1. It wouldn't be exactly earth-shattering to learn that BlackBerry plans shift their core focus from hardware to software and services. After all, BlackBerry announced a few months back that its popular BBM messaging service would be coming to iOS and...

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  2. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,128   +187

    This is a bad news for the company and somewhat good news for current shareholders.

    splitting means giving more value for the company for potential investors/buyers. bb can sell its software bbm service and/or its main cellphone business.
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    I am not sure if this is good or bad news.
  4. Good news though.. what they need it THE PEOPLE back first.. then prospects thereafter.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 5,909   +1,702

    There are more than enough hardware manufacturers around nowadays with 2 dozen new handsets getting released daily. Concentrating on software & apps may keep them relevant in the market because their handsets sure ain't cutting it. Overall it may prove to be a wise choice.

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