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BlackBerry's Death Benefits Will Be Paid Out To Apple, Samsung

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October 02, 2013 AT 7:18 AM
The BlackBerry story is far from over and regardless of whether or not the Fairfax buyout happens, the company will live on in one form or another. BlackBerry as we know it today will almost certainly soon be dead, however, and the company's handset business may indeed be among the casualties. Barclays analyst Ben Reitzes issued a note to investors on Tuesday night discussing the U.S. smartphone market along with the early smartphone upgrade plans and trade-in programs that are now proliferating. Also buried in his research, however, was a note about BlackBerry. "We believe that Apple and Samsung are seeing some support from the demise of Blackberry and transitions at Nokia, which could be fuelling [sic] some new unit