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RIM and Linksys
Cisco Said to Hire Barclays to Sell Linksys Division - Bloomberg
It would be interesting if RIM was to purchase Linksys. This would give them an assets and experience in consumer networking products. This matchup could be beneficial for expanding their ecosystem. They could help with building home routers leading to a presence in smart homes. I would like to see RIM move into this space. Also, due to the low margins and growth potential within the space they should be able to get the company for a good price and leverage it to make a presence in our homes.
- 12-19-2012, 07:48 PM #4More thoughts at Bill's Spiritual Musings. http://billkraski.blogspot.com
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12-20-2012, 02:09 AM #8
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Re: RIM and Linksys
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- CrackBerry Master
12-20-2012, 11:47 AM #10
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What benefit would owning a BB router have exactly? Patents? Cisco just recently bought them so I don't think its a worth while company to buy tbh.
edit -> lol time flies. I couldn't remember when Cico bought them so I looked it up 2003 but my point is branding aside, what product would emerge from this?
- 12-20-2012, 12:50 PM #12
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12-20-2012, 01:05 PM #13
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The proposition looks to be solid imho. RIM's network solidified with Linksys or vice versa could very well power quite a few things in Thor's vision. Add to the mix RIM's legendary security. Look at it this way, Thor has spoke about the time when we use our mobile devices instead of PCs, Linksys' acquisition will provide the M2M capability. Just like SaaS, you also have PaaS, platform as a service in the next few years.Children of tomorrow live in the tears that fall today
Will the sunrise of tomorrow bring in peace in any way?
Must the world live in the shadow of atomic fear?
Can they win the fight for peace or will they disappear?
- 12-20-2012, 03:21 PM #16
Even though I would like to see them make a BB10 based Family BES Router, Linksys in my experience are garbage, both pre and post Cisco. i'd never buy another one of their products. My guess is that QNX has learned enough routing expertise via working with Cisco on the big routers that they could make a small router appliance without needing Linksys' "expertise".
- 12-20-2012, 07:26 PM #18
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