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Microsoft, Nokia, and Amazon Contemplated RIM Takeover 114

CSHARP123 writes "WSJ's anonymous sources indicates that MS and Nokia casually considered bidding on Research in Motion Ltd. The outcome of the talks are not clear. The Journal suggests that this wasn't anything more than a simple idea that came up at one of the regular meetings between senior executives from all three companies — perhaps it could have even been just a casual talk — but one wonders how Microsoft and Nokia executives think there is profit to be made by this take over. Maybe RIM provides a good backdoor entry for MS into the enterprise space for its Windows Phone 7? Recently, Amazon was also considering bidding on RIM. It is interesting to see who will gobble up RIM."
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Microsoft, Nokia, and Amazon Contemplated RIM Takeover

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 21, 2011 @01:36PM (#38450648)

    and that was proven correct when Google-owned Motorola won a preliminary injunction to block sales of iPhones and iPads in Germany.

    Considering Google still to this day does not actually have control over Motorola Mobility, they had absolutely no say in Motorola's request for the injunction, which was filed before the Google's acquisition had even been approved much less completed. And that's pretty much irrelevant as the injunction request was a defensive measure as Apple was aggressor in the Motorola/Apple patent war that's now been going on several years.

The other line moves faster.