Even more ironic, the Microsoft-Nokia "partnership" whimpers along. So because Microsoft and, to a lesser extent, Nokia have plenty of cash we just expect one of them to make another shot-in-the-dark move to salvage their individual and collective ineptitude?
If something of the sort happens, I will pat Wahlman on the back, but I will not feel all that great about the health of the mobile hardware/OS sector outside of Apple, Google and Samsung's dominance.
Put another way -- an independent BlackBerry is good for Canada, good for consumers, good for the space and good for BlackBerry. The world doesn't need Microsoft or Nokia running something else into the ground.