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If RIM Is Up For Sale There Is Someone Who Might Be Interested

UVMF are the first firm to step forward and make a public offer to buy RIM after the RIM CEO, Thorsten Heins, indicated that no option had been taken off the table including the sale of the firm. It is extremely unlikely that such an offer from such a small firm would ever be accepted but I believe that this opens the flood gates. RIM is now very much on the market and I have to believe that a sale of the company is now much more likely than an Apple style turn around. But who to?

There are a number of names being bandied about at the moment including Microsoft and Samsung. Samsung are one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world with handsets at multiple price points running both Android and Windows Phone. Other than the patent portfolio, which will be much cheaper if RIM goes under, RIM has no assets that Samsung would want.

Microsoft would appear to be more likely. After the partnership with Nokia a deal with RIM would certainly be beneficial and would give Microsoft a…