Arriving shortly after the news of Microsoft buying Nokia's phone and services business, Bloomberg is now reporting that Microsoft may be after a bit more in the mobile world by way of BlackBerry. No doubt many folks have pondered this option before but according to the report and the usual people familiar with the matter, Microsoft is 'keeping an eye on BlackBerry Ltd."

Words we've also heard from the Canadian Government concerning BlackBerry but this comes in a different form as Microsoft would likely be looking to acquire the company or at the very least some of its assets. Back in August, BlackBerry put together their special committee to look for and explore strategic alternatives, including possible sale of the company.

Microsoft has always been one of those companies in the background so it kind of makes sense that they'd be keeping an eye on BlackBerry, though we prefer to say keeping their 'thumbs' on. A bit silly to think they'd be ignoring the situation really as there is quite a bit of BlackBerry that Microsoft could use, especially in the Enterprise space but for now we'll have to wait and see if anything comes out of it.