Nokia and Microsoft to snap up RIM?

Nokia and Microsoft to snap up RIM?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.

Just before Christmas we heard that Microsoft and Nokia might be considering making a move on RIM, and those rumours are back once again thanks to the Wall Street Journal.

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!

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Pondlife  Apr. 2, 2012 at 14:06

Sounds like a case of just because you can buy something doesn't mean you should

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 14:14

Sounds like a case of just because you can buy something doesn't mean you should
I couldn't have put it better myself...

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 15:08

So, Nokia can't make it with or without M$, M$ can't make it with Nokia (or Skype...)...and they join up to buy a company that needs a riot to have a good day!? :p

I thought casting Tom Cruise to play 6'5" Jack Reacher was nutty ;)

lumpaywk  Apr. 2, 2012 at 17:21

This would be the perfect match up as 90% of what bb is is an email phone that links securely with exchange an ms product. to join the 2 would giva amazing business benefits including active directory control not to mention the extra office and sharepoint intergration.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 17:33

Lewis,
where's the photo of a dubious couple of girls when we need one?
Ballmer looks like he's trying to psycho-kinetically bend his middlefinger backwards, and I don't like that

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 17:45

Olivia Wilde speaking at something to do with BlackBerry?

http://rdujour.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/P12945oliviawilde23498adsfxx1.jpg

lcurdie / MOD  Apr. 2, 2012 at 18:37

Olivia Wilde speaking at something to do with BlackBerry?

Good call, sir. Good call.

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 3, 2012 at 00:42

Why did she have to leave House?! Olivia Wilde in a doctors uniform every week...lets just say it added significantly to the show ;).

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