Microsoft, Nokia, Amazon considered buying RIM

By on December 21, 2011
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But the Blackberry maker turned them down.

It’s been a truly disastrous year for Research in Motion with their latest Blackberry phones disappointing and their new much-touted QNX phones not arriving until late next year. With stocks tumbling down to all time low and investor frustration at an all time high, we now find out that multiple companies have weighed in on buying the company altogether.

Both Wall Street Journal and Reuters report that some of the bigwigs in the business have considered buying out RIM which not only incudes names like Nokia and Microsoft but Amazon as well. Both Microsoft and Nokia have declined to comment on how far the talks went and RIM has decided not to comment on speculation, but the reports seem pretty solid and only time will tell what that was about. The more interesting one of them is the interest by Amazon in the company which is now said to have cooled down. They were considering a potential merger with RIM but never made an actual offer. However, RIM refused offers for a take-over since they apparently decided to fix their problems themselves without selling out. To which I say – good move.

Only time will tell how their new phones turn out but suffice to say that things are going to be even bleaker if they end up failing as well.


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