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IBM 'considers buying RIM's BlackBerry server unit' - The Telegraph


Aug 10, 2012 ... IBM has made an informal approach to buy Research In Motion's corporate ... RIM approached by IBM over sale of corporate BlackBerry software ... Microsoft, Samsung and Oracle are also tipped as potential suitors for all or ...

IBM's Rumored RIM Takeover: The End of BlackBerry?


Sep 4, 2012 ... Now comes the rumor of a possible acquisition by the mighty IBM no less, but would ... BlackBerry now seems to be in a tailspin with the rugged ground fast approaching. ... They also blame RIM for keeping too tight a rein on its BlackBerry ... parts including the smartphone development and sales division.

How BlackBerry blew it: The inside story - The Globe and Mail


Sep 27, 2013 ... Inside the fall of BlackBerry: How the smartphone inventor failed to adapt Add to . .... Not long after Mr. Heins took over as RIM's CEO in January, 2012, he killed ... deal with AT&T – Verizon executives approached RIM in June, 2007, and .... But by 2012, sales of BlackBerry 7 phones had lost steam, and Mr.

Research, no motion: How the BlackBerry CEOs lost an empire | The ...


Feb 21, 2012 ... Research In Motion, whose BlackBerry phones pioneered wireless email, no longer ... With the declaration "amateur hour is over," it promised to bring ... In the months that follow, more details leak out, including a pair of possible names, .... RIM, the market was saying, would be worth more sold for scrap ...

Lenovo Approaches BlackBerry - WSJ


Oct 18, 2013 ... Timeline: From RIM to BlackBerry ... A Lenovo purchase of BlackBerry would be one of the biggest and most ... sales, according to research firm Gartner, while BlackBerry's share fell to 2.7%. ... Back then, IBM PCs were widely used by U.S. government officials, just as BlackBerry devices are today. Lenovo ...

The True Story Behind the Rise and Fall of BlackBerry. | 2machines


At the time, Heins claimed he was focusing on potential partnerships and ... Six years ago, BlackBerry, then called Research in Motion, or RIM, peaked at around $230 a share. ... over $10, Heins, last week, formed a “special committee” to explore a sale or joint venture. .... Then, one day, a local dentist approached Lazaridis.

Turmoil at BlackBerry: a new CEO, BB10 delays, and buyout rumors ...


Dec 26, 2011 ... BlackBerry has of course expressed interest in a potential sale, and ... Over the weekend more than 1 million people downloaded a leaked version of BBM .... indicate that IBM has "made an informal approach" to acquire RIM's ...

Mobile Opportunity: What's really wrong with BlackBerry (and what ...


Oct 17, 2010 ... We've taken two fundamentally different approaches in their causalness. ... at all of the bad press and assuming it will once again blow over in a quarter or two. .... Today, RIM is getting .37 more subscribers per BlackBerry sold, and that ...... from IBM business sales channels and inflicted upon office workers.

IBM Wanted to Acquire RIM's Enterprise Service Business Unit ...


Aug 10, 2012 ... IBM Unofficially Approached RIM to Buy Blackberry Services. ... By contrast, taking over RIM's BlackBerry email services used by many ... Sales of Nokia Smartphones Continues to Decline amid Transition to Windows Phone ...

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IBM 'considers buying RIM's BlackBerry server unit' - The Telegraph


Aug 10, 2012 ... IBM has considered buying Research In Motion's enterprise division that operates ... that could include a potential sale and partnerships for its technology. ... RIM approached by IBM over sale of corporate BlackBerry software.

RIM Said to Draw Interest From IBM on Enterprise Services ...


Aug 10, 2012 ... RIM Said to Draw Interest From IBM Over Enterprise-Services Unit ... IBM made an informal approach about possibly acquiring the division, which ... and the Canadian company is inclined to wait for the rollout of BlackBerry 10 phones in early 2013 before making any decisions on a sale, the person said.

From RIM to RIP : 4 Potential Buyers to Put BlackBerry Out of Its Misery


Sep 19, 2013 ... From RIM to RIP : 4 Potential Buyers to Put BlackBerry Out of Its Misery ... this week that vultures were circling over BlackBerry, with patents and its ... Waiving the white flag, BlackBerry officials goes on the auctioning block for sale. ... that BlackBerry had been approached by IBM to discuss a takeover of its ...