RIM May Split Into Two, Facebook, Amazon Potential Buyers


Research in Motion held its own for some time against the smartphone biggies, but with the steady rise of Apple and Android, the compnay now appears to have become a mere shadow of its former self and according to a report by CNET, who have gathered information from a British newspaper, The Sunday Times, the brand is doing all that it can to keep itself afloat and in the process may be splitting the company into two.

The report by CNET states, “Research In Motion is considering a plan to split its company in two, separating its handset division from its messaging network and selling off the struggling BlackBerry hardware business, according to The Sunday Times.”

The British newspaper did not cite any sources, but they did mention Facebook and Amazon as two of the potential buyers who are interested in acquiring Research in Motion. Sticking to the topic of potential buyers, the report went on to add that Research in Motion could remain intact, if a large tech company, such as Microsoft acquired “a large stack of the brand”.