But the Fairfax bid is said to be struggling to secure backing due to BlackBerry's recent financial woes. In its most recent figures, the Canadian company tallied a quarterly loss of nearly $1bn after new BlackBerry 10 failed to fight back against the iPhone and Android rivals. BlackBerry is keeping schtum for now, telling me a "Special Committee, with the assistance of the Company’s independent financial and legal advisors, is conducting a robust and thorough review of strategic alternatives. We do not intend to disclose further developments with respect to the process until we approve a specific transaction or otherwise conclude the review of strategic alternatives."Industry expert www.radiofreemobile.com Dr Richard Windsor reckons BlackBerry will struggle to secure a buyer, for two simple reasons: "First, the valuation at which Fairfax agreed to buy BlackBerry looks way too high to anyone except a BlackBerry shareholder. Second, since what must have been the worst profit warning in its history, there has been a systemic loss of confidence in BlackBerry as a going concern.
Other manufacturers are unlikely to step in, either, "There has been interest around BlackBerry Messenger and the patent portfolio but no one seems to want the handset business," says Dr Windsor, "Asian vendors like Lenovo looking to make a splash in the handset market will remember only too well the cataclysm that was BenQ’s take-over of Siemens’ handset business, and will be extremely cautious, "In Nokia and its own enterprise business Microsoft already has all the assets it needs to steal protective hardshell case for apple iphone xr - cream/stripe/glitter all of BlackBerry’s existing customers, and so I see no reason why it would encumber itself with an asset that can add no value..
"For anyone unlucky enough to be still holding stock, there is only one rational action before the close of trading today."Is BlackBerry doomed? What went wrong? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page. The future of BlackBerry could be decided today as the troubled company hurtles towards today's deadline to find a buyer. The future of BlackBerry could be decided today as the troubled company hurtles towards today's deadline to find a buyer. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.
The Nexus 5 went on sale less than a week ago, The white version leaves Google's lock-up by Friday so should drop through your door by this time next week, but the Google Play online store says the black model -- both 16GB and 32GB versions -- won't be dispatched from protective hardshell case for apple iphone xr - cream/stripe/glitter the warehouse for 2-3 weeks, If you already ordered, chances are you'll have phone by now, or by later in the week, The slipping delivery times for the black Nexus 5 remind us of the Nexus 4 debacle, The previous Nexus smart phone sold out instantly and stayed out of stock for months in a disastrous supply snafu that saw Google and LG, the phone's manufacturer, falling over themselves to blame each other for the problems..
Fortunately, Google Play isn't the only place you can get yourself a new Nexus: if you want to buy the Nexus 5 with a phone contract, it's available from mobile networks including Three and O2 on deals from £32. If you already have a contract, the 16GB Nexus 5 costs £299 on its own, and the 32GB model will set you back £339. If you're tempted, click here for the Nexus 5 UK price and release date. The Nexus 5 is the first phone to show off Android 4.4 KitKat, the latest version of Google's software for mobile phones and tablets.