The analysis comes days after Google's surprise purchase of Motorola Mobility and all its patents for $12.5 billion.
Morgan Keegan notes RIM could sell for $47 per share, due to its large hoard of smartphone patents.
A different research firm, Stewart Capital, believes Samsung or Microsoft could be potential buyers.
Microsoft would certainly make an interesting candidate as they would instantly acquire a large customer base to help spread their Windows Phone 7 platform to.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 20 Aug 2011 21:15