According to different reports in press Research In Motion could sell its BlackBerry handset business or maybe the company stake to a larger corporation like Microsoft, with the purpose of staying on mobile market. Earlier company was pinning its hopes on forthcoming new line of BlackBerry 10 phones, but now it is not enough to turn things around especially after rescheduling release. Even the number of companies that can buy the stake of RIM is limited. For a long time Microsoft competed with BlackBerry because of Exchange service so if to think about what Microsoft can win it’s the chance to finally squeeze up BlackBerry! As Motorola is already Google’s property, Microsoft has made an alliance with Nokia, so if it would like to acquire a phone company no need to go so far. However, taking into consideration the cheap cost of Nokia and the surprising fact that Microsoft doesn’t want to buy it, one can put a question “does Microsoft really need it?” So it has to be admitted that RIM is really in a difficult situation.
Wayne Lam, senior analyst of wireless communications for iHS iSuppli, thinks that the market is congested with iOS devices and Windows operating system, so the question is whether old BlackBerry 7 or BlackBerry 10 will ever be bought. For many years BlackBerry used to have a business-centric nature that made the idea of selling a stake to shareholders. Surely, nowadays iPhone and Android smartphones are dominating but none of these companies can provide a high level of email delivery and security like RIM does.
Anyway, BlackBerry could be still considered a bit of goods and surely there are some companies like Google, Facebook or Amazon that could buy the BlackBerry handset-manufacturing or maybe a stake of business to enter the handset market with additional advantages.