RIM is putting all their eggs in the upcoming QNX phone basket. If those bomb majorly, and I mean it is a complete disaster, then maybe RIM would be desperate enough to do it. But you are dealing with a very proud canadian company with two completely oblivious CEOs (If you look at some of the things they have said...they lack all grip on reality).
Google would benefit greatly from their acquisition, but it's not going to come that easy, if at all.
no. waste of money at this valuation. let it die and then pick up a few scraps from the dead carcass for pennies on the dollar. i'm thinking pick up a few patents - but not any of the employees and/or canadians that drove the company into oblivion.
But Blackberry is a big name in business. My company will not switch to Android because of the security. So you would need to buy the name and security and BB messenger. Everything else you could scrap.
Also remember blackberry is supposedly popular in uk and middle eastern countries. They may not be as willing to sell out with the good overseas market. I mean blackberry is so popular it sparked a riot in the uk..... Ok it really didn't but it helped. But if android doesn't gobble up rim if they go bust then apple will and there will be more idiotic lawsuits that do nothing but block innovation and try to crush apples competition.
But if rim's stock holders kick mike and jim to the curb, then put a person with imagination at the helm im sure rim could probably gain back its fame. Maybe even crush apple and android but thats going far, atleast if anything put windows mobile and hp in the dumpster were they belong. Rim really just needs that omgwtf!!! This is a bb? Phone.