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  • beavertailcanada beavertailcanada Aug 7, 2012 9:08 PM Flag

    Too bad, Samsung might want to buy

    TORONTO (Globe and Mail)-- Research In Motion Ltd.'s (RIMM) best hope might be a partnership with Samsung Electronics Co. (SSNHY), because the Canadian company's vaunted new software for its smartphones isn't good enough to unseat the dominance of Apple and Android products.
    That is the conclusion from analyst Peter Misek of Jefferies , who believes that the BlackBerry maker's strategic review will end soon with a decision that RIM needs to license the new BB10 operating system.
    The system is good--"much better" than the current offering on BlackBerry phones based on trials--but not as good as Apple's newest operating system and only as good as the top Android offering. So if BB10 isn't the magic bullet to turn around RIM, RIM will need to look at more radical options.
    The one that involves giving up the least independence is licensing. Samsung is the likely target. The Korean company has signalled it wants to focus more on the user experience on its phones.
    However, Samsung might prefer to just wait and see the reception BB10 gets, and then just buying all of RIM, Mr. Misek said in a note Tuesday.
    "We believe Samsung is considering ramping up its internal OS [operating system] development efforts, licensing BB10, or buying RIM," the analyst wrote. "We think any acquisition is unlikely until after BB10 launches."
    Samsung is doing well at the moment because of its phones, but is in danger because it doesn't own its own software and uses Android at the moment.
    Licensing BB10 is a possibility, and there are talks, Mr. Misek says. However, there are risks to working with an independent RIM, because RIM could be purchased by someone else and then Samsung could be frozen out.
    So buying RIM would "provide insurance."

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    • <The system is good--"much better" than the current offering on BlackBerry phones based on trials--but not as good as Apple's newest operating system and only as good as the top Android offering. >

      Too bad BB10, next year, will not be competing against their competitor's products from this year.


      "lead the target" seems an alien concept to RIM.

      • 1 Reply to klystriig
      • Have you heard the story about the elephant and the mouse?

        Anyway, if you are so daunt sure about RIM, why you even bother to post here day in day out to make sure your negative messages are being heard? If you are 100% sure, RIM will fall on its own. You can just relax and go on holiday without any worry. Use your energy on something else...do some volunteer work and help the poor.

        Like I said, get your friends to push the stock down more tomorrow, teach me a lesson. Go ahead.

        You must be one of those that have shorted since $140, so you have nothing to worry about if the stock goes up by $.20. You got lots of ammo to short it even more...averaging down.
        Oh, I am so afraid. See my pants are shaking. Just keep shorting...shorties.

    • Wow so BB10 is going to suck. Shocker!!!! Well whats the real shocker is that you posted this or is this another fake acct?

 
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