Former Apple CEO rumoured to be eyeing BlackBerry bid

Jamie Feltham
October 24, 2013

It’s been a little while since we heard anything on the state of the ongoing BlackBerry sale. Rumours previously suggested that the company’s old CEO was interested in buying it up. Now reports are coming in that a former Apple CEO is thinking of doing the very same.

None other than John Sculley is said to be exploring a joint bid. If true, he’d partner with an unnamed Canadian company.

Sculley himself declined to comment on the matter when speaking to Canadian paper the Globe and Mail. He did however note that he was a fan of both the company and its devices.

“The only thing I would say is, I think there’s a lot of future value in Blackberry,” Sculley said. “But without experienced people who have run this type of business, and without a strategic plan, it would be really challenging.”

Sculley was the CEO of Apple for a decade, running from 1983 to 1993.

Right now we’re still waiting on the proposed bid from Fairfax Financial, that put up some $47 million for the struggling company last month. The deadline for such offers is drawing to a close – we should know more about BlackBerry’s future at the start of next month.

Source: NDTV

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