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Lenovo flirts with snapping up BlackBerry: DJ

Computer behemoth Lenovo, the world's largest PC maker, is 'actively looking' into bidding on BlackBerry, Dow Jones reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

The BlackBerry logo sits on the screen of a BlackBerry smartphone.
Simon Dawson | Bloomberg | Getty Images
The BlackBerry logo sits on the screen of a BlackBerry smartphone.

According to the publication, Lenovo has already signed a non-disclosure agreement to look at BlackBerry's books. Last month, battered BlackBerry accepted a tentative $4.7 billion offer from a consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings, but can shop around for six weeks for alternative bids.

Since then, a host of potential suitors have come out of the woodwork to court the troubled smartphone maker, which has reportedly drawn the interest of private equity big Cerberus, Cisco, SAP and Google. Additionally, the company's co-founder is also said to be mulling a purchase of BlackBerry.

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