Rumor: RIM Eying Samsung For Buyout?
It seems a little bit true, as the RIM is eying on Samsung for a buyout. The mobile operating system company RIM facing some problems with the delay of its BlackBerry 10 operating system and hardware which are postponed to the middle of 2012.
According to the market news, now RIM is not only concentrating on selling the licences to the other companies for its operating system but also it is trying to be soldout itself! As it seems, the RIM is planning to be buyout by other companies either in selling some divisions of the company or the entire company outright. May be the Samsung is first in line to buyout the RIM.
Though RIM is hoping for a buyout by the Samsung, there a abstacle that might delay the deal! That is the price factor! RIM is expecting more than $ 10 billion for a full scale sale. Because of this reason, eventhough the RIM’s Co-CEO Jim Balsillie is strongly trying for Samsung no deal has been reached yet. The Samsung is apparently not willing to pay the companie’s asking prise which is somewhere in between $12 billion and $15 billion. It is too high for Samsung even for the advantages it gets by this buyout.
But the market analysts opnions are different. They think that, though the price is high, the sale is worth considering and Samsung must put its hands on RIM for its likes. If this deal is made, Samsung will push aside the companies like Motorola and HTC by using a service like BlackBerry Messenger. Sure it will be ahead of other companies.
As the RIM has several other enticing Enterprise features that could be used on mobile devices, if Samsung add these Enterprise functions for its devices, undoubtedly it will give the company-made devices a speciality and put them on top than other companies bunch of devices. The glory is unavoidable!
At this time the RIMs buyout by the Samsung is purely a rumor. The both companies, RIM and Samsung has announced nothing about this happening. We will know in future if any steps taken by these two companies towards the possibility of the buyout. If it will happen, it will not a long distence issue.
What do you think about Samsung is interested in buying troubled RIM?