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IMB is rumoured to be interested in acquiring RIM’s enterprise business. This would allow IBM to gain control of the Bold 9900 and PlayBook maker’s business such as BIS (Blackberry Internet Services), BES (Blackberry Enterprise Services), network infrastructure, and device-to-device encryption technology.
According to BGR’s source, “IBM made an informal approach about possibly acquiring the division, which operates a network of secure servers used to support its BlackBerry devices.”
However, it seems IBM is only interested in these features not RIM’s handset business.
The source adds, “No party has shown interest in buying all of RIM or the division that makes its phones, and the Canadian company is inclined to wait for the rollout of BlackBerry 10 phones next year before making any decisions on a sale.”
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In an interview with Canada’s Globe and Mail, Peter Misek, an analyst at Jefferies & Company, said that Blackberry 10 will fail to compete against Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. This will give Samsung an opportunity to acquire the ailing Canadian phone manufacturer.
Misek also discusses two possible scenarios for Research In Motion. The first would be to license BB10 to other manufacturers. The other is a total buyout by the Galaxy S3 maker.
Misek says that Samsung’s interest in RIM has to do with the Korean firm’s “ramping up its internal OS development efforts”.
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According to RIM’s CEO, Thorsten Heins, its Blackberry 10 OS will not be limited to just smartphones and tablets.
In an interview with The Verge, Heins said, “I want BlackBerry 10 to be the mobile computing platform of choice, for various segments, not just smartphones or tablets.”
He adds, “A smartphone is an expression of it, so is a tablet… but so is something else we’re working on. We’re open to many ideas.”
So what exactly does this mean? Does the maker of the Bold 9900 and PlayBook plan to make BB10 work on computers and laptops? Does Research In Motion plan to license its next generation operating system? Unfortunately, there’s still no word on what RIM is planning.
Want to know what else RIM is planning with its Blackberry 10 OS? We’ll keep you posted once we know more.