BlackBerry Is Dead, Long Live BlackBerry
In 2010, the writing was on the wall for the troubled smartphone firm, as its stock prices started to stumble. This week, the company declared intentions to go private. Pundits blame corporate dysfunction as well as BlackBerry’s inability to innovate under the twin blows of Apple and Google. A Canadian hedge fund magnate offers a small glimmer of hope – but if Prem Watsa succeeds, will BlackBerry as the world knows it disappear?