It seems like every year or so the question, Should Microsoft Buy RIM, gets tossed around and eventually makes it way around the web. This year All Things Digital stirs the pot.
While Microsoft tirelessly argues that Windows mobile software is on many more phones around the globe than that of competitors, the challenge is clear externally–and internally, if you listen carefully to the griping about the company’s mobile strategy, which one exec there recently admitted to me was an “embarrassment.”
This is why All Things Digital’s Kara Swisher says that Microsoft may be better served by buying one of the big and more established telecom companies like Research in Motion. The fact that many sources around Microsoft are stating that Steve Ballmer has on many occasions expressed interest in buying RIM probably has a little bit to do with it as well.
We’d like to hear what you think…