An executive team from BlackBerry met with Facebook last week to check the social network's interest in a potential bid, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the matter.
It remains unclear if Facebook is considering bidding for the smartphone maker. Both companies declined to comment, according to the newspaper.
A sharp revenue decline and mounting losses pushed BlackBerry to accept a tentative $4.7 billion offer on Sept. 28 from a consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings.
BlackBerry has entered a six-week shopping period to solicit other offers. The period ends next week.