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    RIM Looking To Sell To Samsung?


    It seems as though this year will be packed full of interesting news. Rumors about RIM's acquisition have been circulating for quite some time. We learned late last year that Microsoft, Amazon, and Nokia all mulled over bids on RIM. It is no secret to anyone that RIM had a difficult time last year meeting its financial goals, as well as missed market opportunities.

    New information has surfaced that suggests that mobile giant Samsung is also interested in RIM. This new report states that a full sale price of RIM would be somewhere within the $12 to $15 Billion dollar range. These prices would actually be selling RIM's shares at a higher price than they are currently worth.

    Does any of this even make any sense? It just might. We have heard from every expert analyst about what RIM should do with its future and have even heard that RIM should abandon the BlackBerry all together and focus entirely on enterprise software solutions. The fact is, RIM will make its own decision based on whats best for the company, but pressure from investors and unhappy consumers definitively have an effect on the decision making.

    The problem is that if this does happen, BlackBerry as we know it will change in some way whether its good or bad. In addition to this we also heard that RIM would be releasing devices at a slow pace and even later than expected. This certainly does help. What do you think RIM should do? How do you think a sale would affect BlackBerry users?




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    N4BB sourced BGR, when are those guy's ever for real?
    On topic... I hope not. Not yet atleast. I don't think RIM is in such bad weather that they need to be sold.

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    good for stock

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    bad for us...
    I don't wanna have a RIMsung...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poita316 View Post
    N4BB sourced BGR, when are those guy's ever for real?.
    How could they source BGR?

    To even remotely think that RIM should even consider a sale to any company is very bad for business and consumers alike.
    Services and products will undoubtedly suffer to great lengths.
    I love my Bold9900 and frankly, RIM's entire OS7 device line-up is awesome.
    They have suffered in the past (2011 was a tough year).
    I honestly believe with the OS2.0 PlayBook update, advancements in OS updates for OS6 & 7 devices will turn things around for the positive for RIM in 2012.
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    Actually i think its quite feasible. I hate to say it but OS 7 devices have not sold like RIM expected and carriers are starting to find that out. Maybe releasing BlackBerry 10 to another platform is what RIM needs to do. Will it be pretty? Could we even call it a BlackBerry? Probably not, but unfortunately in this position the idea is not too far fetched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ice2921 View Post
    Actually i think its quite feasible. I hate to say it but OS 7 devices have not sold like RIM expected and carriers are starting to find that out. Maybe releasing BlackBerry 10 to another platform is what RIM needs to do. Will it be pretty? Could we even call it a BlackBerry? Probably not, but unfortunately in this position the idea is not too far fetched.
    If BB10 is released on a Samsung device, we could still call it a BlackBerry because people say they have a "Droid" when they have HTC, Motorola and Samsung devices...
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    Droid is just short for Android so we would have to call it our BB 10 device.

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