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RIM’s share price had an odd reaction to their horrible recent quarterly earnings report. Instead of crashing the share price was up sharply, and this was not due to increased confidence in the company, but increased certainty the company will realise it can no longer go it alone and seek a buyer.

http://wmpoweruser.com/joint-bid-by-nokia-and-microsoft-for-rim-being-rumoured/
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About time.
I reckon they'll kill them off and take some business stuff from RIM's portfolio.
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About time.
I reckon they'll kill them off and take some business stuff from RIM's portfolio.

I have no idea what are the benefits of this though, RIM has very few good patents unlike old school companies
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I don't think it's patents. I think it's just RIM's expertise in the business area. Both Android and iOS are severely lacking in that scope and maybe MS/Nokia want to appeal to it with WP7.
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I don't think it's patents. I think it's just RIM's expertise in the business area. Both Android and iOS are severely lacking in that scope and maybe MS/Nokia want to appeal to it with WP7.

While that's true, Microsoft has a lot of experience under its belt and as roadmap suggests, WP8 will be business consumer focused OS.
post #6 of 27
It would be smart to go into the business area.
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BlackBerry Messenger on Windows Phone?


Anyone ?


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I'm torn. I do want to see this, because RIM has floundered for the last few years.

But I don't because I happen to live in Waterloo, where RIM employs 9000 people, and owns about 21 buildings. It would be a devastating hit to the local economy.
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The Blackberry Enterprise Server and related technologies are what the potential buyers want. If you can easily port business customers to your OS/phone while giving them all the security and OS control features that they are used to, it'd be fantastic. If you add the fact that businesses can quickly and easily develop WP8 apps in the new Visual Studio, it's a hard thing to pass up.
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post #10 of 27
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I'm torn. I do want to see this, because RIM has floundered for the last few years.
But I don't because I happen to live in Waterloo, where RIM employs 9000 people, and owns about 21 buildings. It would be a devastating hit to the local economy.

How about "RIM doesn't collapse in a massive pile of rubble, instantly destroying tens of thousands of jobs across Canada?"
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