Responding to earlier reports on the possibility of Lenovo acquiring RIM, Lenovo has now issued an official statement on the ongoing speculations. TNW reports that Lenovo has cleared the air on it showing interest in acquiring RIM, by stating that the statement by Lenovo’s Chief Financial Officer Wong Wai Ming had been misinterpreted and was taken out of context by Bloomberg, which originally reported the story. Also Read - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 foldable PC launches in India finally with a steep price tag
According to Lenovo, Wong was misleadingly reported to have spoken specifically about RIM for acquisitions while he was speaking broadly about their strategy which involves growing its business, both organically as well as through M&A. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022
RIM, on the other hand, maintains that it is currently looking at all possibilities including licensing its BlackBerry 10 operating system to other smartphone vendors as well as the sale of the company or parts of it, if it makes strategic sense. The BlackBerry maker had hired JP Morgan and RBC to advise it on licensing, partnerships and other business model alternatives.