It's only been less than two weeks since BlackBerry signed a letter of intent with Fairfax Financial to be sold for $4.7 billion. As part of the agreement, BlackBerry would be free during the due diligence period to discuss terms with other potential buyers if and when they arise.
An article appearing today in Reuters claims that BlackBerry is doing just that as sources say they are in talks with Cisco Systems, Google Inc and SAP to sell off parts of itself including their secure server network and patent portfolio.
While this news comes as a bit of a surprise, it could all be part of the strategic alternatives BlackBerry were exploring as they weigh their options. Furthermore, BlackBerry has also expressed interest in potential deals with Intel Corp, LG and Samsung, and are currently awaiting a response by early next week.
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