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A BlackBerry Q10 appears on display at the company's Annual and Special Meeting, in Waterloo, Ont., on July 9, 2013. BlackBerry shares were up in pre-market trading after Canada's flagship technology company said its board has launched a formal review of its "strategic alternatives" - including the possibility of selling the smartphone company.
A BlackBerry Q10 appears on display at the company's Annual and Special Meeting, in Waterloo, Ont., on July 9, 2013. BlackBerry shares were up in pre-market trading after Canada's flagship technology company said its board has launched a formal review of its "strategic alternatives" - including the possibility of selling the smartphone company.
(Geoff Robins/CP)

SCOTT BARLOW

BlackBerry’s bottom line: At least $10.16 per share

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The once-iconic BlackBerry handsets may be headed for the dustbin of history, but the company retains substantial economic value. Viewed solely as a standalone network company, the potential bidders for the company become both interesting and scarce.