BlackBerry is desperately trying to stay alive. The former smartphone super power is courting countless tech companies, hoping someone will foot the bill. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that just last week BlackBerry reps were sitting down with Facebook to discuss possible buyout options.
Beginning last month, BlackBerry put itself on the market and is considering just about everything. Lenovo was said to have been looking at the phone company's books earlier this month, and may yet put in its bids. All of this comes as BlackBerry begins the process of buying itself back from shareholders for a grand total of $4.7 billion.
Regardless, Facebook's recent updates to its messenger app has shown an effort to improve their over-the-top messenger delivery service, meaning that Facebook, if anything would be looking to nab BBM, but with an app that stumbled to Andoid and iOS devices last week, it's hard to see the utility of even that at this point. Either way, with losses topping almost $1 billion each quarter, BlackBerry desperately needs to do something.