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RIM board considering two options - embrace Windows Phone, or open up its secure network to others

0. phoneArena posted on 29 Jun 2012, 03:24

The first possibility is, naturally, opening up RIM's biggest asset - its secure email and BBM network - to others, and allowing them to use it with third party apps, or just pawning it off to the highest bidder. The other, much more interesting option, comes straight from Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer, who has apparently been circling the board in the last few months to form an alliance with Redmond, and embrace Windows Phone, just like he succeeded to do with Nokia...

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posted on 29 Jun 2012, 15:37

30. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

Opening up the BBM and Email - Good Idea.

Windows Phone - Well, RIM must not have been keeping up with Nokia's woes if they are seriously considering it. Only way this should even be done is if they get bought out by Microsoft or Microsoft wrests control through stock purchasing.

Android would also be a good idea.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 18:14

31. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1583; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Rim and Microsoft will cut a new deal rim will make the blackberry 10 and a more traditional looking black berry with it's famous keyboard running windows 8 with
blackberry services

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 20:50

32. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

That strategy is too good of an idea for RIM to pursue.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 00:54

34. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

I think Blackberry should go to WP. Microsoft, Nokia, and Rim have all been losing ground, but joining together against Godzilla (Apple) and Mothra (Google) might be the best shot they all have. If RIM got off their high horse and realize they aren't the same company they used to be, made WP devices, and make the phones high-end... they should be in better shape.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 04:01

35. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

Windows phone 8 with a blackberry qwerty keyboard? I can't see anything from this

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