Since 2007's release of the iPhone, Apple has been subjected to rumors that the company may consider a takeover of the BlackBerry smartphone line. With each passing year, as BlackBerry loses more of its market share, rumors have escalated that the smartphone line is ripe for an acquisition.
In recent weeks, as excitement builds for the launch of RIM's new BlackBerry 10 product line, talk of acquisition has quieted... until today. But this time around, BlackBerry is behind the renewed speculation about RIM's future plans.
Research in Motion will look into strategic alliances with other technology companies once it has launched its new BlackBerry 10 models, its chief executive told a German newspaper.
While shares of RIM have bounced on Wall Street this month and talk of a serious BlackBerry comeback s underway, few believe that BlackBerry will ever reach its former heights again. As a result, RIM's biggest aim may be to help the brand regain enough lost momentum to drive the bidding war for BlackBerry a little higher than it might otherwise have been.