After the rumors of Microsoft buying RIM just settled down, now there is a new report that RIM may tie-up with Microsoft for upcoming smartphone devices. According to sources of Reuters, RIM may abandon its own BB10 OS and adopt Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 8 for its Blackberry devices. They also reported that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had approached RIM in recent months, discussing a partnership similar to the one the Microsoft has with Nokia. If it happens,Â Microsoft will be able to fund marketing expenses and ensure financial position for RIM.
Will RIM board allow this to happen by sacrificing their technology independence? I think their current strategy to rely on Blackberry 10 OS in 2013 will fail and its definitely not enough to sustain in this highly competitive technology industry. What do you think?