BlackBerry rumored to be in talks with Google and Samsung about possible sale

Lat month  BlackBerry received a $4.7 billion buyout offer from Canadian Financial holding company Fairfax, but according to rumors it’s still pursuing possible deals with other companies —Samsung and Google may be among them. According to reports from Reuters BlackBerry has asked for “preliminary expressions of interest” from a number of tech companies, including the search giant, Intel, LG, Samsung, and Cisco. On top of that it’s asking to hear from the companies by next week, though it’s not clear which of the them, if any, will actually bid on BlackBerry, and if the bids will be for the company as a whole or for a particular portion of its business.

Despite Blackberry’s failure in the commercial smartphone market— last month BlackBerry announced it will stop making Smartphones — Of course BlackBerry’s patents and network products have been highlighted as areas of interest for potential buyers.