IBM interested in buying RIMs enterprise business

IBM is interested in buying the enterprise business of Research In Motion (RIM), the struggling maker of the BlackBerry, according to a number of sources.

IBM is interested in buying the enterprise business of Research In Motion (RIM), the struggling maker of the BlackBerry, according to a number of sources.

 
Bloomberg cited two people with knowledge that IBM made an “informal approach” about the possibility of acquiring RIM's enterprise wing, one of its more successful operations.
 
Neither IBM or RIM have confirmed the reports, but RIM has launched a strategic review of the company, which will likely include looking at the option of putting the firm up for sale. 
 
 IBM interested in buying RIMs enterprise business
 
RIM has a lot of options. It can sell the entire company, a specific division, or some of its assets, including its mobile operating system or its patents, the latter of which may be appealing to many of the companies currently at war in courts around the world, such as Apple and Samsung.
 
The BlackBerry was once the dominant smartphone on the market, utilised primarily by businesspeople, but Apple's iPhone and the myriad of Android devices that followed quickly stole most of the market share, even in the enterprise market.
 
Samsung was another company rumoured to be considering a bid, but it stated on Thursday that it had no intention of buying the company's BlackBerry OS, nor were there any plans to license it, which could have given RIM some of the much-needed funds to stay alive.
 
Source: Reuters