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Dubdub 06-24-2012 01:06 PM

RIM May Split Business Apart
 
Research In Motion, which last month hired banking firms to help it explore strategic options, might break the company up. Reuters, citing the U.K.'s Sunday Times, says that RIM might fracture the company by splitting its handset business apart from its messaging network.

RIM may make its handset business a separate company, or sell it altogether, according to The Sunday Times. Potential acquirers of said handset business include Amazon and Facebook, and RIM's messaging network could also be sold off and/or opened up to competing platforms to help generate income.

Last, RIM might sell a large stake of the existing company to a larger market player, such as Microsoft. Neither The Sunday Times nor Reuters cited sources for their information.

RIM May Split Business Apart (Phone Scoop)

http://www.technobuffalo.com/compani...ential-buyers/

NJBlackBerry 06-24-2012 02:17 PM

Re: RIM May Split Business Apart
 
Gartner recommended that several years ago.
Unfortunately, it is the same path Palm took into oblivion.

daphne 06-24-2012 11:47 PM

Re: RIM May Split Business Apart
 
Speculation.

bully 06-25-2012 07:42 AM

Re: RIM May Split Business Apart
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by daphne (Post 1780951)
Speculation.

Maybe not. RIM may sell handset business to Facebook or Amazon

NJBlackBerry 06-25-2012 07:50 AM

Re: RIM May Split Business Apart
 
BGR = Speculation.

dc/dc 06-25-2012 07:52 AM

Re: RIM May Split Business Apart
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry (Post 1780973)
BGR = Speculation.

BGR is like the tabloid of the tech industry.

NJBlackBerry 06-25-2012 08:19 AM

Re: RIM May Split Business Apart
 
Or a "Silly Fantasy"

RIM: Splitting The Company In Two Parts A 'Silly Fantasy' - Forbes

fourstringfuror 06-25-2012 10:08 PM

Re: RIM May Split Business Apart
 
I remember last time this rumor surfaced.

jpfchicago 06-30-2012 12:19 AM

Re: RIM May Split Business Apart
 
The RIM collapse did not have to happen. It is the result of arrogance. There are many lessons to be learned here.

In a few months, I'm sure I will be off to Apple. :-(

jpfchicago 06-30-2012 12:23 AM

Re: RIM May Split Business Apart
 
I suppose the RIM BBM system will be worth something. This is so distressing. :cry:

Andy_k98 07-03-2012 11:28 AM

Re: RIM May Split Business Apart
 
Will be hard for RIM to recover from the mess they are in

daphne 07-03-2012 07:41 PM

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RIM will

Dubdub 07-03-2012 09:14 PM

Re: RIM May Split Business Apart
 
They need to do a lot more than empower people. They need to change their entire marketing effort to focus on Value. They are a commodity now, just like Android. Apple sells on value. RIM needs to do the same thing.

NJBlackBerry 07-03-2012 09:33 PM

Re: RIM May Split Business Apart
 
They need to deliver a product.
No more delays, no more speeches, no more demos.

stevebb 07-08-2012 06:10 PM

Re: RIM May Split Business Apart
 
Anyone here an "Enterprise" customer? I really liked the email from RIM last week. We need to see more info like that being publicized. It's about time they started fighting back.
If you want a secure device, get a BlackBerry... that's what I tell my users when they ask. If anything else, from a security perspective, you are better off with a Win7Phone than iOS or Android... but you never see that in the news either...

NJBlackBerry 07-08-2012 06:36 PM

Re: RIM May Split Business Apart
 
Unfortunately they are losing the "security" battle; once the Playbook started to use ActiveSync, that ship has sailed.

I concur with using a Windows Phone before the other two.

knottyrope 07-10-2012 02:28 PM

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federal agencies are no longer able to purchase apple products
Apple Ditches Green Standard, Cuts Off Federal Agencies from Apple Products | iFixit

NJBlackBerry 07-10-2012 04:19 PM

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I saw that. Pretty funny.

daphne 07-10-2012 10:18 PM

Re: RIM May Split Business Apart
 
I saw the City of San Francisco also will no longer be buying Apple products.

NJBlackBerry 07-11-2012 04:42 AM

Re: RIM May Split Business Apart
 
Did you dive into the number on how many Macs, etc. they have actually purchased.
Not too many.


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