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Mar 31 2012   11:12PM GMT

Who’s going to acquire RIM?

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So based on the latest information from RIM’s last quarter and news of Jim Balsillie resigning – people are talking about what’s next for RIM.

One of the biggest rumours floating around is the acquisition of RIM or some of it’s patents. That by far is what keeps RIM in the game today still. Things like BES, BlackBerry instant messenger, BlackBerry’s upcoming Mobile Fusion to manage all platforms, and the famous BlackBerry Push and BlackBerry keyboard.

Who could benefit this in my mind? I’m thinking either Microsoft or Samsung, or maybe even a combination of both. If those companies joined forces and bought up RIM or at the very least licensed RIM’s patents, they could make some killer phones. Phones that could really stand a chance against the iPhone and Android onslaught.

Time will tell if this happens, let’s see how this plays out. You can read more here.

-RP

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