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    discussed ad nauseum before, i know, but this is a new tidbit i came across this weekend. I think its just speculation personally, but wondered what other`s opinions might be on a possible palm merger with rimm...


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    pure speculation - in the other thread as well http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...d.php?t=118491

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    Not going to happen, for many reasons.
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    Mikec, humor us. Why won't it happen? Ben over at tech evangelist seems to think it makes sense.

    http://www.technologyevangelist.com/...m_to_merg.html
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    With crackberry sales declining...RIMM neads Palm, and Palm knows it. Palm is going to play hardball. Everyone has a selling price...it would have to be big and a merger of equils with Palm's name leading on the stock. Palm has it going on right now, and doesn't need the red tape coming down from a corporate merger.
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    RIMM's demise is a long way off. While Palm might be surging, folks like first-responders will never use a Treo unless it can be locked down (no added software) like a BB, and sell as cheaply. If you lock it down like a BB and cheapen the device, you might as well have a BB.

    Stemming slumping sales is not a valid reason for a merger. With this logic, I could see M$ buying RIMM before Palm - but I guess time will tell.
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    Slumping sales plus a $450 million patent settlement hurts any company's bottom line. They have a long way to go to make that up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo305
    Slumping sales plus a $450 million patent settlement hurts any company's bottom line. They have a long way to go to make that up.
    With $635 Million in cash on their balance sheet (Yahoo Finance) I think their covered. Does it hurt? Sure. But I don't think they have a long way to go to make it up. Looks like the stock bounced off the $62 level, technical support being the $60 level. Looks like a vote of confidence in RIMM's position by Wall Street as well.

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