Microsoft considering acquistion of RIM?
The Mobile World Congress kicks off in just a few days from now in Barcelona. Ahead of it there has been plenty of rumors and previews as to what to expect this year. But this newest rumor is a little upsetting to any BlackBerry addict. Could we be seeing this logo one day?
According to multiple sources, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer is repeatedly expressing interesting in purchasing RIM. Looking at the numbers, it certainly is not impossible. While RIM has market value of about $38 billion, Microsoft has them beat with a market value of $246 billion. Makes RIM look pretty small in comparison.
This all comes on the heels of the announcement that CEO Steve Ballmer will be hosting Microsoft's press conference next week at the Mobile World Congress. He's expected to detail their latest OS for Windows Mobile smartphones.
But honestly, can you see Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis agreeing to be bought by Microsoft? Truthfully, I would be shocked if something like this were to happen. With BlackBerry still kicking ass in the smartphone world and the Curve being the top selling smartphone, it would be hard for anyone to believe RIM would surrender to Microsoft. Though on the other hand, maybe it would help BlackBerry appeal more to consumers, an area in which they are lacking in as everybody knows.