It looks like Silicon Valley Investor Robert Chan tried garnering enough support back in the summer of 2012 to take BlackBerry in a different direction. Chan posted a slide deck today from his secret attempt to buy the company from under its management in what they called Project BBX. His goal was to focus on business as a middleware company on iOS and Android with a focus on Enterprise BYOD sort of like BES 10’s workplaces. They would have scrapped the BlackBerry 10 project and focus on their other strengths.
Chan pitched the project between June and August of last year right after Heins took the reigns. They tried reaching out directly to the board but in the end only managed to raise $1 billion when they would need a minimum of $6 billion to pursue their plans. They also had plans for a keyboard device and an all touch device with slide out keyboard along with a 7 inch tablet. Here is the slide deck:
Check out the interesting details over at The Verge and the slide deck above and let us know what you think!