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A smartphone is a mobile personal computer with an advanced mobile operating system with ... Global smartphone sales surpassed the sales figures for regular cell phones in early 2013. ..... In 1999, RIM released its first BlackBerry devices, providing secure real-time ..... "The Day Google Had to 'Start Over' on Android".


Aug 10, 2012 ... IBM 'considers buying RIM's BlackBerry server unit' ... bankers for a strategic review that could include a potential sale and partnerships for its technology. ... RIM approached by IBM over sale of corporate BlackBerry software.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


Jan 24, 2013 ... Another Potential Suitor For RIM As Lenovo Ponders An Acquisition ... the BlackBerry maker as a potential acquisition target or strategic ... And last August, Bloomberg reported that IBM “made an informal approach” to acquire RIM's ... Other rumored suitors for RIM over the past two years have included ...


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.


Mar 11, 2011 ... Motion's (RIM) flagship smartphone, the BlackBerry, almost exclusively. ... first smartphone emerged on the market in 1993 when IBM released Simon, ... Since then, Research in Motion has released over 50 different ... within a year Apple had sold 6 million, making it the fastest selling device of all time. The.


Apr 2, 2012 ... RIM's struggles illustrate how not to run a brand, a product line, or a ... Sales went through the roof, topping $1 billion in 2005 and $10 billion just four years later. ... There simply is no excuse for a "wait and see" approach when you're ... hiring Lou Gerstner as CEO, there probably wouldn't be an IBM today.


Sep 28, 2014 ... Even if it took three years for BlackBerry sales to start their plunge, ... RIM (as the company was once called) shipped 2M Blackberries in ... In a March 2011 Monday Note uncharitably titled The Inmates Have Taken Over The Asylum, ... We've taken two fundamentally different approaches in their causalness ...