Qualcomm's name gets thrown into BlackBerry M&A report

|About: BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY)|By:, SA News Editor

A couple hours after reporting Cerberus is exploring a joint bid for BlackBerry (BBRY) with co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin, the WSJ reports Qualcomm (QCOM) is in talks to join the effort

It's unlikely Qualcomm would have much interest in BlackBerry's hardware ops, which compete against the mobile chip/IP giant's largest customers. But it could find some value in BlackBerry's sizable patent portfolio.