If BlackBerry’s going down, it looks like it will go down in one piece. Unnamed sources tell Reuters that BlackBerry’s board of directors flatly rejected proposals to break up the company even though Apple, Microsoft and Lenovo all expressed interest in buying off some of its parts. Reuters‘ sources say that BlackBerry’s board saw that any breakup would “not serve the interest of all stakeholders, which include employees, customers and suppliers in addition to shareholders.” Microsoft and Apple were reportedly interested in buying some of BlackBerry’s patents while Cisco and Lenovo were apparently more willing to buy up much larger chunks of the business.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.