Social networking site Facebook has been suggested as one of the
potential bidders for Research in Motion's (RIM's) handset
business, should the company look to sell off the division.
It has been recently suggested that this is a serious option for
the struggling smartphone maker, after it posted losses of $2.8
billion (£1.8 billion) for the first quarter of 2012.
David Akka, UK managing director for MagicSoftware.com,
suggested Facebook is likely to be highly interested in acquiring
the business if RIM chooses to do this, while Amazon and Microsoft
were suggested as other potential bidders.
He noted Facebook has been struggling to monetise the mobile
market, so he said it makes "a lot of sense" for the firm to look
towards handsets and base its next Facebook Phone in RIM's
"The notifications and [the fact that] you're always online with
RIM has a lot to do with the whole Facebook concept. It will be a
very good, very strong synergy between the two companies," Mr Akka
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