Lenovo to buy Blackberry/RIM? I doubt it
February 3, 2013 Leave a comment
There was a story that came out whether Lenovo would buy Blackberry/RIM. If any Chinese controlled company ever bought Blackberry/RIM you would see many governments – not just the US – would drop their Blackberries in favor of something else.
[Of course what to choose from: iPhones have limited enterprise support, Androids attract malware, Windows Phones aren’t popular (but at least has enterprise support) – but I digress.]
Blackberries still have the most secure network and the last thing any government wants is the Chinese from having the option to snoop around once they have the “keys” to get in.
That said, I don’t think the Canadian government would allow the sale anyways. They [obviously] also use Blackberries for government purposes.
If Lenovo actually did buy Blackberry, the sales and usage would drop like flies.
Remember how a few governments in the world with questionable human and civil rights were complaining to RIM [then] that if they didn’t get access to their citizen’s Blackberries they would drop Blackberries? Well, theoretically the Chinese not only could spy on their own citizens but anyone in the world who uses a Blackberry without any legal “check”.