RIM Considering Splitting Its Business; May Sell Handsets to Facebook or Amazon

This is a discussion on RIM Considering Splitting Its Business; May Sell Handsets to Facebook or Amazon within the Android News forums, part of the Android.net category; This isn't directly Android related, but might be significant or interesting to some of you anyway. According to a new report over at Reuters, RIM ...

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: RIM Considering Splitting Its Business; May Sell Handsets to Facebook or Amazon

  1. #1
    Editor in Chief dgstorm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    4,720
    Thanked
    711 times

    RIM Considering Splitting Its Business; May Sell Handsets to Facebook or Amazon



    This isn't directly Android related, but might be significant or interesting to some of you anyway. According to a new report over at Reuters, RIM may be finally circling the bottom of the drain and looking to split in-two. According to Reuters' report, and without naming sources, supposedly, RIM is considering separating its struggling handset manufacturing division from its messaging network. Initially, they may be looking to sell off their handset division to Facebook or Amazon. Additionally, they may also consider selling or renting their messaging service to Google or Apple to generate income. Finally, this same report even suggests (again without naming sources), that they may simply leave the company intact and sell off a large portion of it to someone like Microsoft. Of course, this could all speculation, but it would be interesting nonetheless.

    It's sad how far Rim has fallen. Wouldn't it simply have been smarter for RIM to jump on the Android bandwagon and found a way to integrate their messaging service with it? That might have hurt their pride, but it would have likely saved the company. What do you guys think?

    Source: Reuters

  2. Android.net is the premier Android Forum. Registered users do not see these ads. .

  3. #2
    Super Moderator/RS furbearingmammal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Two hours north of Syracuse, NY. Yes, there IS civilization that far north.
    Posts
    3,983
    Thanked
    196 times
    Twitter
    FurryVarmint
    I think they, like another large corporation with a fruity name/product totally underestimated what happens when disruptive technology hits entrenched, conservative, successful technology, and refuse to adapt.
    DO NOT WRITE IN THIS SPACE
    THIS SPACE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK

  4. #3
    Super Moderator RobKort's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Pennsylvania, US
    Posts
    630
    Thanked
    75 times
    I agree, they had something great but refused to evolve which is a shame.

    -end of line-



Remove Ads

http://www.scramblerducati.org/

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-23-2011, 02:42 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-09-2011, 07:48 AM
  3. AT&T's Inspire 4G Now Priced To Sell At Amazon
    By WenWM in forum Android News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-17-2011, 03:03 AM
  4. Froyo Now on 28.7% of Handsets
    By droidhead in forum Sprint Android News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-14-2010, 02:29 PM
Android Forum