Originally Posted by SUFan
The e61 is a good looking device. With all of the competition in wireless e-mail I wonder if RIM and Nokia would ever merge. Microsoft would then have a big challenge in the mobile space.
That would be really bad for everyone as it would have to be Nokia buying RIM and Nokia is just awful at dealing with the enterprise. They worse than really suck. They really have no idea. Over the past 5 years they have had countless efforts to get into the enterprise space with no success.
Teaming up with RIM (or anyone else for that matter) is the only way Nokia is going to make any progress, so this is probably the best move they have ever made. There attempt at making a server is flat out awful and it will probably never have a follow up.
They really make pretty devices though (for what that is worth in the wireless data world).
Also RIM will continue to make devices. Getting out of making devices would be really a bad move since it is 70% of their revenue and in terms of wireless data capabilities RIM makes the still makes the best devices by quite a distance.