Vodafone interested in buying RIM?


It seems that every week, the BlackBerry PlayBook and its manufacturer, RIM, are in the news for the crazy business shenanigans they each pull. For example, one week they may be pulling everyone's leg about viably running Android apps, and the next, they're crazily dropping PlayBook prices.

Now, it seems that good old Mike Lazaridis and the rest of the RIM board is tired of those playful little games. A new report came out today that Vodafone may be interested in buying the smartphone maker outright, and using it for possible exclusivity of RIM's QNX operating system.

It certainly makes sense that RIM would be interested in selling itself; it has lost quite a bit of money in the past year. What doesn't make sense, however, is why someone would want to buy RIM. If given the chance, I'd spring for webOS for my proprietary OS way before I would even think about buying RIM.

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Calob Horton

Calob Horton is an associate editor at Pocketables. He loves all technology, no matter which company it comes from. This unbiased view of the tech world allows him to choose the products that best fit his personal needs and tastes: a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a third-gen iPad.Google+ | Twitter | More posts by Calob | Subscribe to Calob's posts

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