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IBM wants RIM's crown jewel -- its enterprise business, report says

Matt Hamblen | Aug. 13, 2012
IBM has shown interest in acquiring the vital enterprise services business of struggling smartphone maker Research in Motion, according to a Bloomberg report on Friday.

Still, Gold said IBM would like RIM's software technology, to add into its own WebSphere software and perhaps even into Notes. "IBM is behind on mobile and this software would give them a boost," he said.

Both Dulaney and Gold had cast doubt on a Jefferies financial analyst's report this week that said Samsung has considered buying RIM or licensing its BB10 OS.

Heins is expected to update investors on the RIM strategic review at the next earnings call on Sept. 27.



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