It is time for a new rumor about a giant technological interested in the fate of RIM, which currently looks anything but rosy. The lucky star of the last entry is Microsoft, who would be interested in investing up to $ 3.5 billion in Canadian society very difficult.
The site Benzinga, which deals with finance and the surrounding area, claims that Microsoft would invest a sum equal to more than half of the value of RIM as a whole, which currently boasts a market capitalization of 6.85 billion dollars. If the deal does go through, it is likely that Microsoft also acquires a stake in RIM’s board, thereby controlling the company.
No shortage of opinions skeptical: why Microsoft should spend this money, since it is committed – in mobile – to invest in Windows Phone and RIM is in free fall? The Canadian company is losing a sea of money, the executives are abandoning ship and, overall, RIM does not have much to offer in terms of advanced technologies to exploit.
Microsoft does not seem to need a hardware unit that loses money or software which seems to lag behind all the competition of advanced mobile platforms, with the exception of the BlackBerry Messenger seems to throat. The only plausible explanation is that Microsoft wants to put his hands on RIM’s patent portfolio.