BlackBerry rejected offers made by Microsoft and Apple to buy parts of the company

Microsoft, Apple, Lenovo, and several other tech companies all expressed interest in buying parts of BlackBerry, all of which were rejected by BlackBerry’s board of directors. 

BlackBerry’s board of directors rejected Apple, Microsoft, Lenovo, and other tech players’ expressed interest in acquiring parts of the struggling Canadian phone maker’s operations, according to a new report from Reuters. The news comes days after BlackBerry abandoned its plans to put itself up for sale and dismissed Thorsten Heins from his role as chief executive. The report is the first indicating that Apple was interested in securing portions of BlackBerry, as the iPhone maker was not regularly mentioned among potential suitors for the company.

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