Sculley told The Globe and Mail he couldn't comment, but said, "I've been a longtime BlackBerry fan and user."
BlackBerry had no immediate comment on the report.
"The only thing I would say is, I think there's a lot of future value in Blackberry," Sculley told the newspaper Wednesday.
"But without experienced people who have run this type of business, and without a strategic plan, it would be really challenging," he said.
"Whoever buys it would have to have a strategic plan that was credible and could succeed, and they would want to have an experienced team that would be able to implement that plan," said the executive who ran
During Sculley's leadership of the company known at the time as
But his tenure, after a successful presidency of
Jobs, who had lured Sculley to
Jobs returned to
Sculley's reported interest in BlackBerry would be the latest in a series of potential bidders for the
Chinese PC and smartphone giant
Other companies considering acquiring BlackBerry include
In addition, technology giants, including Google Inc.,
All the other potential buyers and BlackBerry have declined to comment.
BlackBerry already has a preliminary
BlackBerry, ceding market share to rivals including
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