Things were mostly pretty quiet at RIM HQ for the first few months of 2012, as Heins settled into his new role as CEO and the world left the Canadians to steadily continue on their path of self-destruction.
But largely thanks to a dismal quarterly earnings report, RIM is back to grab all the headlines, and it just keeps getting worse. Now we’re hearing that Microsoft and Nokia might be eyeing up a cheeky takeover bid. Again.
Yep, things are so bad at RIM, that the easy way out seems to be bailing entirely and letting someone else clear up the mess.
It’s suggested that if Microsoft and Nokia did manage to acquire RIM (which would require the Canadian government’s approval), BlackBerry OS would be abandoned entirely in favour of Windows Phone.
There are even whispers that existing BlackBerry handsets might be updated to Windows Phone, which would surely be a logistical nightmare on a scale beyond Ice Cream Sandwich. Windows Phone Mango on a BlackBerry Bold Touch? Eh, no thanks!