Chen: No BlackBerry buyout offers on table

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

John Chen, during a Bloomberg interview: "I don't have any offers on my desk ... If people would like to talk, I mean, talk is not an offer." (video)

BlackBerry (BBRY -2.8%) performed a strategic review last year, during which the rumor mill produced a long list of potential/would-be suitors. But the company abandoned its efforts to find a buyer in November in favor of a turnaround effort spearheaded by Chen.

Chen reiterates today he has no problem with staying independent. "I am comfortable with where the company is today, how we managed our technology, our businesses, the margins, the distribution channel or the new products that's coming out ... Whether it's going to be good enough to be iconic again, OK, that's something I need to chew on."

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