Now the Globe and Mail has reported that any potential deal between BlackBerry and Lenovo would have been shot down by the Canadian government citing national security concerns, which isn't that surprising given the role of BlackBerry in the government and enterprise space. An anonymous Canadian government official stated "We have been pretty consistent that the message is Canada is open to foreign investment and investment from China in particular but not at the cost of compromising national security."
According to the report Lenovo was extremely interested in BlackBerry, which yesterday called an end to their strategic review and received a $1 billion investment from Fairfax Financial and other institutional investors.
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