Blackberry rival Good Technology acquires in exchange for $ 425 million




BlackBerry company said Friday it will acquire rival in the development of mobile devices software, “there is a technological” Good Technology versus $ 425 million in cash, to strengthen its ability to help customers of companies in the smart phone operating systems, different operating management.

This deal may help BlackBerry, which was once a leader in the production of smart phones, to gain new customers for its services-oriented companies, which are a priority with her shifting their focus to the hardware management software for business clients. So more than half of devices that use the company “presence” systems are products of Apple, such as the iPhone phones.

BlackBerry said it expects that the acquisition brings her “presence” about $ 160 million in revenue during the first year after completion of the transaction, expected by the end of November next month.

In connection with analysts and investors, John Chen said, the company’s CEO BlackBerry, the BlackBerry would keep both companies products with its development of a unified platform, customers can upgrade to it, and pointed out that the development of a uniform product may take a year or two.

The BlackBerry has recently announced a number of acquisitions to expand its portfolio of business services, in July last Qin likely that the company was in more acquisitions.

The company said in July 22 last it will acquire “at Hawk” AtHoc, a provider of safe and retina, which is known as “contacts crisis”, in an effort to expand its offerings of programs and increase revenue from the application of Instant Messaging of its BBM.


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