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Major Wall Street firm holds off on BlackBerry 10 upgrade amid sale rumors

Published Aug 30th, 2013 5:00PM EDT
Morgan Stanley BlackBerry 10 Upgrade

BlackBerry had better decide on whether it’s going to pursue any “strategic alternatives” pretty soon. Bloomberg reports that rumors of a potential sale of BlackBerry have spooked Morgan Stanley from upgrading its employees’ phones from BlackBerry 7 to BlackBerry 10. An unnamed source tells Bloomberg that the company normally would have had an upgrade plan for BlackBerry 10 in place by now but that the firm did not want to commit to a platform that faces an uncertain future now that BlackBerry is pondering a change in direction. BlackBerry said earlier this month that it’s exploring “strategic alternatives” that “could include, among others, possible joint ventures, strategic partnerships or alliances, a sale of the company or other possible transactions.”

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.