BlackBerry smartphone manufacturer, Research In Motion (RIM), is reportedly thinking of adopting the operating system Windows Phone from Microsoft. This was done to explore other options for survival, so do not always rely on the BlackBerry operating system 10, which continues to be postponed its launch date in early 2013.
Reuters news agency reported, an option that can be taken RIM is adopting the operating system Windows Phone 8 recently announced by Microsoft in June 2012.
A source familiar with the RIM and the condition of anonymity, said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has tried to approach the rim for a few months to establish partnerships.
The source continued, forged a partnership that wants Microsoft to RIM, just as a partnership between Microsoft and Nokia that could be called exclusive. However, RIM’s board of directors would prefer to continue to develop the BlackBerry operating system 10.
Another option that is being faced by RIM is selling exclusively over the wireless network is only intended to BlackBerry devices only. RIM network is then opened to other device outside the BlackBerry.
According to sources, the hardware business (hardware) RIM is still considered to have a future. This is where the future of the hardware (hardware) and the RIM network business is being tested.
RIM’s options open wireless network to a third party, has also been leveled former CEO of RIM Jim Balsillie. RIM wireless network can be a distinct asset to sustain the future of RIM, the hardware business because they are worse off because they have to compete with Apple’s iPhone and Android from Google.