RIM (Research in Motion) did seem to be dragging its feet through the doldrums in recent years, especially when their market share was steadily chipped away by the modern day interpretation of the smartphone – full touchscreen and all, but things do seem to be looking up with the impending release of the BlackBerry 10 operating system that is set to happen at the end of this month, along with its fair share of hardware to go along with the software, of course. Well, CEO Thorsten Heins might have given away more than he wanted by dropping hints that RIM could consider selling off its hardware division, or perhaps to license its BlackBerry OS to third parties.
According to Bloomberg, Lenovo’s Chief Financial Officer Wong Wai mentioned in an interview, “We are looking at all opportunities — RIM and many others…We’ll have no hesitation if the right opportunity comes along that could benefit us and shareholders.”
Do you think that RIM’s synergy with Lenovo would be able to produce some revolutionary devices down the road? The possibilities are always endless, as it really depends on the creative team behind it.