RIM has admitted that the company could not survive on their own, and needed to license out their OS to more nimble companies.
â€œWe donâ€™t have the economy of scale to compete against the guys who crank out 60 handsets a year,â€ CEO Heins said. â€œWe have to differentiate and have a focused platform. To deliver BB10 we may need to look at licensing it to someone who can do this at a way better cost proposition than I can do it. Thereâ€™s different options we could do that weâ€™re currently investigating.â€
Unfortunately for RIM there appear to be precious few who are interested in the fading smartphone veteran.
Speculation that Samsung was interested in purchasing RIM recently ran up their share price as much as 14%, leading Samsung to once again issue a statement confirming that they had no interest in either purchasing or even licensing Blackberry 10 OS.
"RIM has already lost its initiative in the smartphone market and what is left doesn’t look really attractive to the likes of Samsung," said Lee Sei-cheol, an analyst at Meritz Securities.
The conclusion is therefore pretty logical â€“ with the company admittedly flailing and no rescuers in sight, Windows Phone will soon say goodbye to another competitor.