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RumorTT: Lenovo thinking about acquiring BlackBerry maker, RIM

RumorTT: Research in Motion could be acquired by Lenovo to help their mobile business

By Anthony Garreffa on Jan 24, 2013 07:35 pm CST - 0 mins, 59 secs reading time

Research in Motion (RIM) aren't doing well these days, so the rumors of Lenovo acquiring them make sense right now. We have Lenovo's Chief Financial Officer, Wong Mai Ming, mentioning during an interview that Lenovo were looking at multiple companies for acquisition and strategic alliances in order to help their mobile business.

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According to Ming, one of these targets is the company behind the BlackBerry, RIM. Ming didn't talk about timeframes, or even whether they would eventually acquire RIM, but he did state that Lenovo would have no hesitation if the right opportunity was to drop at their feet that would benefit both the company itself, and its shareholders.

Lenovo doesn't have much of a presence in the US smartphone market, but they do have a decent amount of power in the Chinese market. Their upcoming K900 smartphone will be one of the first smartphones to launch featuring Intel's new dual-core Atom processor. The K900 is a 5.5-inch, 1080p IPS display-powered device that is just 6.9mm thick and weighs just 5.7 ounces. This should definitely have tongues wagging and the sheer mention of a RIM deal would have all ears listening if it were to happen.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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