Lenovo to Buy RIM (and the BlackBerry line)?

Lenovo & RIMA Lenovo purchase of RIM could be a tough deal to make with Canada’s track record of scoffing at foreign companies buying up their organizations. But could this partnership work?

Catherine reports:

Reports of a potential deal helped RIM shares jump to their highest price in a year, though other factors include the upcoming launch of BlackBerry 10 smartphones, as well as the company’s disclosure that it is considering licensing its software or selling RIM’s hardware unit.

Lenovo, which purchased IBM’s personal computer business in 2005, is focusing on acquisitions to continue growing its mobile business as it faces down competition from other tablet and cellphone makers.

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