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Old 06-24-2012, 02:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 06-24-2012, 03:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: RIM May Split Business Apart

Gartner recommended that several years ago.
Unfortunately, it is the same path Palm took into oblivion.
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Speculation.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Speculation.
Maybe not. RIM may sell handset business to Facebook or Amazon
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: RIM May Split Business Apart

BGR = Speculation.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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BGR = Speculation.
BGR is like the tabloid of the tech industry.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: RIM May Split Business Apart

Or a "Silly Fantasy"

RIM: Splitting The Company In Two Parts A 'Silly Fantasy' - Forbes
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: RIM May Split Business Apart

I remember last time this rumor surfaced.
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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.
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I suppose the RIM BBM system will be worth something. This is so distressing.
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Will be hard for RIM to recover from the mess they are in
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RIM will
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Default 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.
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They need to deliver a product.
No more delays, no more speeches, no more demos.
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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...
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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.
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I saw that. Pretty funny.
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I saw the City of San Francisco also will no longer be buying Apple products.
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Did you dive into the number on how many Macs, etc. they have actually purchased.
Not too many.
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