Amazon, Nokia and Microsoft are reportedly evaluating
their options to mak a bid for Research in Motion, as
market value of the Canadian company is falling after a
series of problems.
Amazon looked at the viability of buying BlackBerry
maker Research In Motion last summer, Reuters reported
on Tuesday citing "people with knowledge of the
The two companies have not made any official comment.
Nokia and Microsoft are also seen as candidate buyers
of RIM, possibly in a joint bid. The Wall Street
Journal used the phrase "flirted with the idea" to
describe the move, indicating that the companies have
not get much into discussions.
RIM?s current stock price is lowest in nearly eight
years. Weak quarterly reports, poor sales of its
PlayBook tablet, a lengthy service outage affecting
millions of BlackBerry users in October, and delays to
the launch of the BlackBerry 10 operating system have
all taken their toll on RIM?s image.
Adding another twist to the tale is news that RIM has
approached Samsung and HTC, offering them a license for
the BlackBerry operating system.
None of the related companies have on the rumors.