Can you believe it? Word on the street has it that International Business Machines (IBM) did mull over the decision of purchasing Researcn In Motion’s (RIM) enterprise division. Bloomberg reported this based on a couple of unnamed sources, where IBM did slide in an informal inquiry for the enterprise division of RIM in the past, although at this point in time, there does not seem to be any talks that are happening between the two companies. There is a new CEO in town for RIM after all, and Mr. Thorsten Heins has steered RIM to put some bankers on their payroll to figure out a strategic review which might include a potential sale and partnerships for its technology.
So far, Bloomberg claims that there has not been any reports of offers for its phone business, and neither has anyone put in an enquiry for purchasing the entire company outright. Not even Samsung seems to want to touch them with a 10 foot pole – is RIM doomed to die a slow death then, never mind that they have BlackBerry 10 OS in the pipeline?