A new report from Reuters states that BlackBerry had apparently turned down any and all offers to break up the company during their strategic review period. Lenovo, Microsoft and Apple had reportedly all expressed interest in various parts of BlackBerry, however the board rejected the proposals stating that breaking up parts "did not serve the interest of all stakeholders."
Both Microsoft and Apple were interested in various patents from BlackBerry's large portfolio, while other companies like Lenovo and Cisco were looking for bigger pieces of the pie.
BlackBerry will be staying intact for the time being, though the board hasn't ruled out breaking off parts in the future. The company received a $1 billion investment earlier this week and called an end to their strategic review period.
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