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Oct 14 2008   5:29PM GMT

RIM takeover rumour by Microsoft

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

So I don’t know if you guys heard yet but the rumour mill is starting to crank out some interesting tidbits about RIM! The rumour is that Microsoft wants to takeover RIM. RIM is the company that makes the famous BlackBerry devices.

Now this would be a great move for Microsoft in the mobile market and could help launch Microsoft to the top of the mobile device heap to make them King of the Hill. Don’t get me wrong, Windows Mobile is popular, but my personal opinion is that it doesn’t hold a candle to BlackBerries or the iPhone. This could be Microsoft also positioning to be prepared for Google Android.

If Microsoft were to buy them, it makes you wonder what would happen to our beloved BlackBerries. Would Microsoft merge the technologies of BlackBerry OS and Windows Mobile, or dump one in favour of the other, or keep everything status quo? Some interesting questions for sure. Whatever happens it’s gonna be a fun ride!


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