Is Lazaridis really BlackBerry’s best hope?

Reports indicate former BlackBerry co-CEO Mike Lazaridis has upped his stake in the company and engaged two banks as he considers a possible acquisition. But there's little reason to believe Lazaridis has come to understand that the enterprise market and the consumer market are often the same in the smartphone eral.…

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Why BlackBerry should ‘license’ its OS for free

Fairfax Financial is leading a consortium looking to acquire BlackBerry for roughly $4.7 billion. If the group truly keeps BlackBerry intact, it should try to expand the lineup of BlackBerry 10 devices by letting other manufacturers build supporting devices without paying licensing fees.…

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Microsoft will succeed in mobile despite itself

Microsoft's move to acquire Nokia has drawn criticism from some pundits who claim it's time to abandon Windows Phone. But the mobile platform is slowly emerging as a threat to Android and iOS, and Microsoft has the will and the deep pockets to reclaim its lost relevance in the smartphone market.…

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