BlackBerry and Blu enter into patent licensing agreement

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  • Rev0lver

    Dear MobileSyrup:

    Could you please add trigger warnings to all future Blackberry articles. Some of the posters here have histories with the company that cause them to react in an aggressive and irrational manner.

    • It’s Me

      Well sh!t, then they’d need to put a warning on all Apple stories too. Nothing triggers the haters like an Apple story.

    • Captain Pokemon

      Apple stories could cause erection. It could triggers everyone’s hormones to go up!

    • It’s Me

      I think it does cause erections. Nothing starts a circIejerk faster than an Apple story. The shortbus crowd all start fapping together.

    • Captain Pokemon

      Speaking of Apple story, I recently got a Macbook Pro 13 with Touch Bar, and it is amazing. I compared it with my Surface Pro 4 and now I have to decide what I want to do with my SP4. Solid device but I got hook with the MBP13.

  • Marshall Davidson

    “However, BlackBerry said the deal includes on-going payments from, in an October 12th, 2017 media release….”

    haha…This is precisely why Chen has no credibility on this ‘turnaround’ of his. Without any numbers or estimates on what this deal is worth it’s just another hollow announcement in order to string investors along for another two-three quarters, or basically another year, before you see anything if much from this arrangement.

    IF BBRY had some track record of monetizing IP deals successfully, which is to say it was reflected in their revenue which its not, then perhaps there would be little need to worry about the finer details but at this rate its simply a joke to talk of ‘ongoing payments’ when in all probability they’ll be negligible to Chen’s bottom line. BLU is a third-rate player in this business to begin with. Just like Crapberry.

  • gommer strike

    BLU? All they do is rebrand Chinese phones, in many cases Gionee phones and sell them on North American markets via Amazon for example. They don’t actually make anything.

    And BB went after BLU of all things?

    • It’s Me

      Maybe they thought it was easier to go after the small pickings first.

    • Marshall Davidson

      Actually what it really shows is how desperate the company is to try and force licensing agreements with whomever they deem to have violated their patents, even if the amounts in question are negligible to the bottom line. Its hard to imagine this particular arrangement as anything other than frivolous.

    • Rev0lver

      Actually it just shows how triggered you are.

    • It’s Me

      Enforcement might be required to maintain protection of IP. And it’s within their purview to decide whom to tackle and in what order.