The rumors are really swirling around RIM these past 12 months. This time we have Samsung proposed as a likely suitor according to sources close to the BGR. The rumor has RIM looking at an outright sale of one or multiple devices and even considering selling the whole company. Jim Balsillie is supposedly “going hard after Samsung” for some sort of licensing or acquisition. The main factor seems to be price with RIM looking for $10+ billion for a sale.
I would definitely take this one with a huge grain of salt since these rumors tend to get bandied around all the time. As you can already see some unscrupulous traders take advantage of rumors like these to manipulate stock prices before selling. This has already happened with this rumor according to Bloomberg.
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