Research In Motion (RIM), maker of the once-loved Blackberry phone, might sell its handset business, and Amazon is thought to be one of the interested parties.
RIM would still keep the messaging arm of its business but sell off the hardware side. The Sunday Times paper, not citing sources, said that “the tech company could spin off its handset division to a company like Amazon or Facebook, or turn it into a separately listed company.”
This isn’t the first time a Amazon and Blackberry have been in the same sentence. Last year it was reported that RIM turned down offers from Amazon. Why would Amazon want Blackberry? Because Amazon is reportedly working on a smartphone of its own.