VW Buys Blackberry's Auto R&D Center In GermanyDamon Lavrinc7/06/14 4:20pm313EditInvite manuallyPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkBlackberry's future isn't just tied to comically oversized phones with real keyboards. It's about injecting its software into as many companies as possible. Part of that is the auto industry, which is why selling Blackberry's Bochum, Germany R&D facility to Volkswagen seems like a step backwards. It's not. Here's why.