IBM acquiring BlackBerry Enterprise, RIM and IBM, Research in Motion buyout

The wait for BlackBerry 10 continues. In the meantime, rumors of a major restructuring or even a possible sell of all or part of Research in Motion also continue. Only now it isn’t Samsung.

The latest rumor comes from Bloomberg, whose sources indicate that IBM has “made an informal approach” to acquire RIM’s Enterprise Services unit, an offer the BlackBerry maker reportedly turned down because it still wants to wait and see what will happen with BB10.

That’s the same attitude the board reportedly took with regard to selling off other RIM divisions, so it seems like the company is intent on getting BB10 out the door, albeit later than originally planned. Should things not go well there, we imagine that IBM could come knocking on RIM’s door again. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens come Q1 2013.


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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at