10 Reasons why Google will buy RIM

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  1. AAPLaday Guest

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    Hey guys just got tweeted this link by a mate. Read through it but im not convinced by the authors reasoning. Although from the patent angle it does kinda make sense, kinda. Thoughts? Are there now too many ecosystems? Are RIM too far gone to get their ever decreasing market share back? Would Android benefit from QNX?

    http://crackberry.com/10-reasons-why-google-will-buy-research-motion
     
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    Interesting read. I don't think I put much faith in it, but interesting take, nonetheless.
     
  3. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    I do not see it happening but if of the companies that could buy up RIM Google is by far the best one for it.
     
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    Why not. RIM's been buyout-bait for a while anyway.
     
  5. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

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    I totally see it happening, what can save RIM anyway? They simply make devices that the majority don't want. More and more people are trading in their blackberries for smart phones that do more then just txt, bbm and email.
     
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    One thing is for sure, i do think Google needs to work harder on making Android more user friendly for those less accustomed with technology. My mates mrs just bought one and i spent the last 30 mins on the phone to her trying to teach her how to use it.
     
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    Why? Why not Microsoft or Apple? Well I think I already know why no Apple in your book.


    This is very interesting article and read.
     
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    One should ask what RIM has to offer that the other players actually want and are willing to pay a hefty price tag for
     
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    Apple has not use and just would want the patents at best followed by killing off everything else. Ms would try to keep it in but they would screw it all up and force there stuff on it and kill most of the hardware.
    Google would more than likely keep the hardware and of the os out there they could just plug it in so to speak.
     
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    I think there's a better chance of Microsoft buying RIM than Google.

    *shrug*
     
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    Nah, Microsoft is in bed with Nokia. THey'll own them by 2015, mark my words.

    As for RIM, I don't see Google wanting them. Google isn't fully committed to Android, let alone a dying platform.
     
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    Other than QNX, I can't think of anything

    And only a player without an OS would need QNX. I'm thinking if someone bought out RIM, it would either be a hardware mfg (IE HTC, Motorola, etc) that wants its own platform, or some big company trying to branch out into the smartphone/tablet business.
     
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    What would they get out of it. They already have an OS that they're pushing. They already have some serious hardware makers now, add in Nokia and you have a potent software/hardware combination. I don't see adding RIM to the mix would bring anything beneficial to the table.
     
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    Buying RIM would allow them to make their own hardware. It would also provide them with a slew of patents, and the BBM infrastructure (as well as all of the customers who use that).
     
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    see in that area I do not see MS gaining anything.
    MS already has their own enterprise software and services.
    Apple has shown little interested in that department and what little they have there they have been killing off.

    Google provides fair amount and in the phone area they do not provide much so they could really gain in that tie in and link it back to the rest of their service and the biggest thing they gain would be the patents.
    That being said I do not see Google or MS really even buying them up. I would hope and would think Google has more interested in RIM that MS.
     
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    As soon as they undertake the process of making their own hardware, all the other makers will drop them. Google and MS are relying on other vendors to produce the handsets. Once they go down that path they will jeopardize the relationship with other handset makers. At this point MS needs them more then they need MS.
     
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    I don't see this happening at all. In the first place, RIM is too big atm, so the cost/return ratio isn't good.

    Also, Google has tried making their own handsets before and hasn't had much success at all. Their livelihood is getting other companies to hawk their operating system, not selling it in a complete package themselves. For Android to remain successful, it has to have distribution. It took off so fast because of that: Other companies with existing distribution started selling it. As they are now they have no physical presence whatsoever... what would they do, force an ad on every service they run like when they promoted Chrome? That still wouldn't work because people use a Document or check analytics because they want to use a Document or check analytics, not buy a new phone.
     
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    MSFT buying RIM is just the kind of typical bonehead move Ballmer would make. Redundancy, redundancy, redundancy, redundancy, redundancy is the Ballmer mantra!

    Just like the bonehead move of buying Skype for $8 billion. Steve Jobs just has to laugh at how Ballmer keeps squandering the MSFT legacy away on b/s like that.
     
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    IMO, Nexus One was a good product. The problem was poor execution. For example, the device could only be bought on Google's website. Customers could not buy it at T-mobile stores or any other brick-and-mortar retail shops.
     
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    QNX

    I think that's a pretty strong reason, they get off them royalties.
     
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    Yup had a couple of friends with Nexus Ones, they were nice and no carrier crapware added.
     
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    Agreed, I had one and loved it. I got spoiled by the quick bug-free updates, no crapware, ease of rooting. I went to the Moto Droidx and the faced slow buggy updates, crapware and an encrypted bootloader :(
     
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    Thats why i have a Nexus S. As good as the hardware is in the SGS2, HTC Sensation etc i value Android software updates much more than having a better camera/dual core processor.
     
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    You value the User Experience.

    It just so happens to be much better when the company who makes the OS also takes more responsibility for how the hardware and software are supposed to work together.

    In a post-PC world, the experience of the product is central and significant above all else. It's not the RAM or CPU speed, screen resolution or number of ports which dictate whether a product is valuable; it becomes purely about the experience of using the device. What that means is that while Motorola and Verizon will spend millions of dollars advertising the Xoom's 4G upgrade options, CPU speed, and high-resolution cameras, Apple (Google?) need only delight consumers and tell them that specs and and speed are the domain of a dinosaur called the PC. --- Joshua Topolsky
     

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