Could Microsoft be interested in purchasing RIM?
posted by PhoneArena Team / Oct 10, 2008, 8:27 AM
"RIM is a massive strategic fit" for Microsoft, said Canaccord Adams analyst Peter Misek. "I'm fairly certain they have a standing offer to buy them at $50 (a share)." Microsoft, looking to diversify amid competition by Google and Apple, will have to wait until the stock price drops to approximately $40 per share before RIM considers the deal as a "premium bid."
Microsoft, of course, had no comment.
Source: Reuters via BGR
No way dude. I like bb's. Don't want to buy a Blackberry and see it come with Win Mo OS.
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:42 AM 0
I've never had the priviledge of owning a BB phone but i wouldn't want to see WM OS on them either. Variety is the fruit of life!
posted on Oct 10, 2008, 11:28 AM 0
hey don't forget Microsoft owns danger and has made little changes to the sidekick maybe this could be like that
posted on Oct 10, 2008, 12:36 PM 0
does noone see the good that can come from this? the bb os will stay the same, but winmo 7 can finally offer push email service for nearly all email providers, since microsoft would own the bb servers which are great... i dont see the bb os going away, but winmo should definitely be an improvement
posted on Oct 10, 2008, 2:21 PM 0
It wouldn't be strategic for Microsoft to "buy-out" RIM and load WM on RIM Devices. If Anything Research In Motion would stay exactly the same while Microsoft would wait for their shares to rise and use the patents and copyrights that RIM has on their own devices.
posted on Oct 10, 2008, 10:41 PM 0
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