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RIM might acquire shares in Dropbox and see what that cloud thing is all about

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RIM might acquire shares in Dropbox and see what that cloud thing is all about
Is RIM getting ready to hop on board the cloud-based storage bandwagon? If the rumors are to be believed, that sure might be on the company's agenda. There is a speculation going around claiming that Research in Motion is about to acquire an undisclosed amount of shares in Dropbox, the popular online cloud service, and would supposedly integrate the functionality into its lineup of mobile devices. It is said that a former RIM employee was the one who let the cat out of the bag. Further details surrounding the alleged deal, however, remain a mystery for now.

With companies like HTC and Microsoft showing willingness to have cloud-based services of their own and with the launch of Apple's iCloud right around the corner, it sure makes sense for RIM to be interested in finding out what all that cloud thing is all about. Furthermore, expanding its portfolio of services might very well be a part of RIM's rumored Operation Disruptive Transformation. On the other hand, Dropbox has not been known to be the most secure cloud out there (as those who suffered from the “no-password” glitch can confirm), and RIM's BlackBerrys have a well-established reputation for being pretty tough to crack.

How would you feel if Dropbox became seamlessly integrated with BlackBerry OS 7 one day? Or perhaps, the existing Dropbox client is enough to satisfy all your cloud-based storage needs? Feel free to drop a comment below and tell us what you think.

source: ShalomLife via CrackBerry Forums

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posted on 12 Aug 2011, 08:56

1. M0nkeyBr (Posts: 77; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)


Thats cool i can put my photos video music etc in there cloud and expect it to be safe

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 09:28

2. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


The cloud can't cover all of us.

posted on 13 Aug 2011, 07:17

3. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Of course RIM want to see the demand of cloud-based storage amongst its customer base. Should it be high, I am sure they will expand DropBox. And there is no need to worry about the cloud not covering us all. I mean, RIM are supplying its customers with data intensive products such as BBM, BIS and BES. And currently, there are no other OEMs supplying such. So this cloud thing will work very well for RIM.

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