The news of all the potential bids for BlackBerry came after the company announced a $4.7 billion buyout deal with Fairfax Financial, and now according to a recent report, Facebook is interested in BlackBerry.
According to the WSJ, Facebook and BlackBerry had a meeting last week to discuss a potential deal, companies have until the 4th of November until the due diligence is done in the Fairfax and BlackBerry deal.
Facebook has tried with smartphones previously with Facebook Home and Facebook branded devices with the like of HTC, although these did really not take off.
BlackBerry has around $2.6 billion in cash and has no debts, the company also has a patent portfolio which is estimated to be worth between $1 and $3 billion, the patents could be of interest to Facebook.
Facebook have been concentrating heavily on mobile, and their mobile traffic has increased significantly over the last 12 months, maybe owning their own smartphone maker would be a good move for the company.
Source GizmodoFiled Under: Mobile Phone News, Technology News