RIM looking for new partners to make BlackBerry smartphones
Recent reports from Taiwan indicate that Research In Motion is looking for additional partners to manufacture its BlackBerry smartphones.
Currently, RIM is collaborating with Elcoteq (which also works with Nokia and Sony Ericsson) and Celestica. And since the demand for BlackBerry smartphones is higher than ever, the Canadian company apparently needs a third partner.
A potential new partner is Foxconn, the Taiwan-based ODM that already makes a wide variety of devices, including Apple’s iPhone and smartphones based on Windows Mobile, Android or Symbian.
As we’ve already reported, RIM sold 26 million BlackBerry handsets in the fiscal year 2009 (March 2008 – February 2009), and it looks like it will sell much more from now on.