It isn’t the first time Lenovo has been rumoured to be interested in BlackBerry.
Earlier this year, reports emerged that claimed the Chinese firm was interested in buying BlackBerry. However, it later denied that it was considering a bid.
It now appears that Lenovo is indeed considering whether or not to table a bid for the smartphone maker.
It would not be the first time that Lenovo has bought a major American technology company and successfully integrated it into its own business.
In 2005, it bought IBM’s personal computer division. Since then, the company has risen through the ranks of computer makers to find itself consistent in the top five brands alongside HP, Dell and Acer.
The claim comes just days after it emerged that the Lenovo is also rumoured to be in talks with Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC.
It would appear that Lenovo is keen to move into the smartphone market and it sees acquiring a mid-tier brand as the best way to go about it.
However, it isn’t alone in expressing interest in BlackBerry. The company has formally accepted a bid $4.7 billion from Fairfax Financial. However, there are reports that that deal may have fallen apart after the company failed to secure enough backing for the bid.