analysts and investors doubt that anyone is ready to buy the whole company at this time, despite a price that looks tantalizingly cheap on paper. Interest in RIM looks slim to nil, two sources close to the matter said.
RIM has previously said it aims to save $1 billion in operating costs this fiscal year by cutting its number of manufacturing sites. It also is “reviewing its organizational efficiency” across the company. That may lead to job cuts of 2,000 to 3,000, assuming the company will try to save 30 percent of that operating cost through labor reductions. The move would add to the 2,000 announced about a year ago.