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Article: Microsoft May Find It Impossible Not To Buy RIM
That will never happen that Rim will let some other company buy them out.
I agree with this article that it would make more sense for IBM to buy RIM.
Never say never, jhutton. Could be just the ticket to get RIM back on its feet.
I tend to agree with Laura that an IBM acquisition makes more sense than Microsoft.
At this juncture, any of the two would do RIM quite well. Within Microsoft or IBM, which of the two would benefit, directly, with such an acquisition ?
Microsoft has Nokia (a giant, still) in manufacture and market. This satisfies their short and medium term goals. Unless by getting RIM and then squashing it, they will place Mango as the third major OS with a propensity to conquer the world. Not just the US.This is feasible as well...
IBM on the other hand will do it for different reasons. A hardware, smartphone and tablet enterprise to start from scratch. And in so doing, RIM or Blackberry may have a future, if IBM keeps the brand name that is. Also feasible.
Which is the major acquisition capital they are searching ? OS ? Smartphones or Tablets ?
Nope ! Not any of those.
It's the wealth of worldwide registered patents that RIM owns.
And that folks is the golden treasure at the end of the rainbow.
Who needs this most?