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Samsung To RIM: Not Interested
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JameKatt
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JameKatt,
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8/10/2012 | 3:13:24 AM
re: Samsung To RIM: Not Interested
Why would Samsung buy RIM?

It would have nothing successful to copy.
melgross
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melgross,
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8/10/2012 | 1:05:56 AM
re: Samsung To RIM: Not Interested
What worth is there in RIM? We really don't know the value of their patents, but I suspect it's less than some wags assert. Their hardware business is worth approximately nothing. Their accounts are going to begin shrinking shortly, and are also of shrinking value.

So what else is there? The book value is likely much less than is given, so the stock still has a ways to fall. Whatever value there will be left in the company by the time January rolls around will be less than it is now. Any value left will be better when the company is liquidated, no point in buying the whole company.
FritzNelson
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8/9/2012 | 8:09:22 PM
re: Samsung To RIM: Not Interested
While I agree generally with the rest of the folks here about RIM's prospects, if you're Samsung and could offer customers options of Android, Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10, that might be advantageous. Although making BB 10 work might not be worth the effort and cost, I don't know. However, Samsung has demonstrated that it is more serious than other Android handset makers about enterprise issues like security and MDM, so why not also consider buying an asset like BES.
davesg
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8/9/2012 | 5:56:40 PM
re: Samsung To RIM: Not Interested
Yeah I don't see how RIM can recover. Which is too bad because they had a great product, and had plenty of warning they were soon to become irrelevant and did nothing.
Mack Knife
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Mack Knife,
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8/9/2012 | 3:53:38 PM
re: Samsung To RIM: Not Interested
Samsung isn't about to invest in RIM when it has Android by the tail. Lets see, why don't we license BB10 so we can cannibalize the 40%+ marketshare we have with Android.

I'm sure another 2 or 3% of sales will make them do it.

Not.

Sorry RIM, your co-clowns ran the business into irrelevance. Your customers are bailing and no one really cares anymore. If you had half a brain you and not Nokia would have jumped into bed with Microsoft. Too late for that now.

The only thing what would save RIM is open source but given the nature of it's flagship model of security based on proprietary software and system, even that is out of reach.

Well, at least RIM will remain known as a Wikipedia entry.
frankhsu889
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frankhsu889,
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8/9/2012 | 3:47:41 PM
re: Samsung To RIM: Not Interested
Why would anyone license BBM 10 when it is still not yet a shipped product and not proven in the field from both a technical and marketing point of view.
It is also cheaper to hire RIM experienced staff than spend billions to acquire the company.


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