I didn’t expect to see this cross my feed this morning, but Lenovo’s chief financial officer Wong Wai Ming recently told Bloomberg that the firm is interested in acquiring new properties, including BlackBerry maker Research In Motion.
“We are looking at all opportunities — RIM and many others,” Ming said during a financial summit in Switzerland. “We’ll have no hesitation if the right opportunity comes along that could benefit us and shareholders.”
Lenovo is already in the smartphone market and offers Android-powered devices, but it’s mostly known for building computers. A RIM acquisition could help make the company a household name in the mobile market.
Our best guess is Lenovo is waiting to see how well BlackBerry 10 does before it puts an offer on the table, but maybe it should have swooped in when shares of RIM were trading at half the price that they are now.