Samsung says it is not interested in RIM; latter's stock falls after-hours
posted by Alan F. / Jan 17, 2012, 7:38 PM
included HTC as a company that might be interested in licensing BlackBerry 10 from RIM. The latter has high hopes for a new line of smartphones to be powered by the OS and a recently discovered roadmap calls for a September launch of the first smartphone to run on BlackBerry 10.
The initial reports of a deal for RIM came from a source for BGR that said that RIM co-chief executive Jim Balsillie had been meeting with other companies interested in licensing the OS or buying the company. But even with a 90% premium, the price of a deal would be less than half of the 52 week high for RIM's stock.
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Who ever buys RIM it's making a wise choice
posted on Jan 17, 2012, 9:15 PM 2
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How do you figure? I dare anyone to revive that from the dead.
posted on Jan 17, 2012, 9:58 PM 1
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Hey- BGR- you were wrong again. Time to find some other secret, nameless source. Why does anyone even read that site????
posted on Jan 17, 2012, 9:41 PM 0
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this could be like when it was reported that the SGS1 was not going to get the ICS update... then samsung said it was looking into it.. then it said it was getting some ICS'ish stuff.. then it went back to saying no... except in reverse maybe? :)
posted on Jan 17, 2012, 10:01 PM 2
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Google needs to get RIM software, and add the rest of RIM to Motorola's house and just use the OS to help to free up android from all this litigation happy people and also get MS out of vendors pockets. This would make Googles partners very happy to not have to pay MS a piece for every damn phone they make using android. Also would squarely put a foot in the sack of Apple and it's iOS. Giving google the option of changing RIM software and using the inroad they found in android and applying it to tech that they fully own and don't have to defend constantly from everyone wanting a piece of the action.
posted on Jan 17, 2012, 11:43 PM 1
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Why Sammy would have wanted to buy RIM is beyond me. The co-Bozos were holding out for a premium above market that was delusional. Of course they are living in pure delusion, so why am I surprised? (Dunno) Things are back on track for a continuing downward spiral where RIM gets sold at auction for pennys on the dollar.
posted on Jan 18, 2012, 12:54 AM 0
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