Lenovo looking at possible RIM acquisition!

Lenovo have been taking great leaps over the last few months to strengthen its mobile phone division, and now reports are suggesting the Beijing based company are eyeing RIM as a possible acquisition.

Both RIM and Lenovo have been having a hard time of late. RIM have been struggling to fend of Android and iOS devices, while also failing to meet launch dates for it’s new flagship BB10, while Lenovo have seen the market dry up in front of their very eyes as phone and tablet sales increase.

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But could the two companies struggles be the perfect basis for a possible acquisition or partnership? Lenovo’s CEO Wong Wei seems to think so, and has openly spoken about his interest in either buying RIM outright or working with the Canadian company to licence the upcoming BB10 OS.

While it seems like a possibly great solution for both brands, neither will find a partnership especially easy. Blackberry would have to ensure that there secure data networks will be safe in the hands of a Chinese company, and Lenovo have had limited success with previous acquisitions such as IBM’s laptop line.

We won’t know what is happening for sometime but the next weeks launch of the new Blackberry 10 could be a pivotal moment for both companies!

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  1. XrainX
    January 25, 2013

    I think RIM want to be bought by somebody, not Lenovo to buy RIM. 😀

  2. joni_mbp
    January 25, 2013

    RIM will ging to be RIP… so thats a bad decision for Lenovo… cause no body wantto use that kind of BB OS anymore.. its out dated just like symbian…

    • Jonas
      January 25, 2013

      From what I’ve seen from blackberry 10 it’s far from outdated.
      It stretches beyond IOS and Android.
      Hopefully for the market they can live up to expectations.
      BB10 looks great but ofcourse the big question is if the consumer will still buy a blackberry, even if it has great OS, it’s still no guarantee for succes.

      I hope they don’t go bankrupt and keep fighting on the cellphone market.
      Look at Nokia, it’s with up’s and down’s ! They can still make it, I’m looking forward to BB10. Looks great !