You don’t have to have special skills or to be a certified analyst to see that things aren’t going that well for RIM. After a difficult year many consider RIM’s only chance of survival would be to ditch smartphones and license out the OS.
According to recent reports, Microsoft and Nokia have considered bidding on RIM. There were several meetings between RIM, Nokia and Microsoft executives in order to discuss “closer partnerships and the mobile industry”. The status of these discussions is yet unknown but according to the Wall Street Journal, informal talks existed between officials.
Microsoft already has a very close partnership with RIM as Redmond is delivering Bing as a default search solution for all BlackBerry devices. There are also business tools included so the two companies are rather acquainted. Do you think a Nokia-Microsoft-RIM deal could be in place and achievable?