So there you have it: Oracle is RIM's ideal partner. All that being said, the company could still wither on the vine, all alone. Selling out to anyone else would require Balsillie and Lazaridis to bend their giant egos quite a bit, and I don't even expect them to abandon that awkward co-CEO arrangement. No matter how perfect the proposed deal, RIM won't find a buyer until shareholders rise up to replace these guys. By then, the patent-value boost will be long gone and everybody will go home angry.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
RIM is in trouble: who will buy the BlackBerry pie?: