back to article Psst, hey... Facebook, wanna buy BlackBerry? Aw well, it was worth a try

Bosses from ailing smartphone-maker BlackBerry have been in talks with FACEBOOK about a possible buyout, industry insiders claim. The Canadian firm's top brass flew to California to discuss a potential bid from the social network, according to Wall Street Journal, although neither tech biz was willing to confirm the talks …

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Facebook + Blackberry = biggest waste of money imaginable

Whatever part of the business Facebook gets, that part will have an instant stampede of the customers who matter (i.e. customers with money) to alternatives, which aren't much privacy-wise but are light years ahead of Facebook leaving Facebook with the rest who, in all probability, already have Facebook accounts.

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that would kill the idea that BB is secure in about the time it takes zuck to say bitch

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Enterprise Focus??

So about a month ago BlackBerry's brilliant CEO announces a seemingly panic retreat from the consumer market and his plans to fire about half the company by the end of the year. Now they claim "secret talks" with Facebook that well known player in the Enterprise. IF these "talks" ever happened, and note the lack of Non Disclosure, Facebook are just having a laugh. Maybe there are some bits and bobs to be scavenged from the corpse when Fairfax is forced to put up or shut up on Monday.

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If Facebook did buy BlackBerry, that would be the end of BBM. If people wanted to use FaceBook, they would rather than BBM. There is no synergy with a FaceBook-BlackBerry combination. Well, it would cost FaceBook money and maybe help speed their ultimate demise up.

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Currently mulling over buying a Z30, despite BB's ever-looming demise.

The thought of future FB ownership sours the idea entirely.

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In braking news the Waterloo Gazette reports these "secret talks" were uncovered following desperate calls to new outlets across the globe from an anonymous caller described as dull and uninspiring with a thick German accent......

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