NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- For as much as I have covered technology stocks and found a so-called "turnaround story" seemingly at every turn -- including Sirius XM ( SIRI) or Nokia ( NOK) -- one thing I have realized is that there are few of these stories on Wall Street that have happy endings. In the world of business there is no such thing as "retirement parties" or "sunset send-offs."Instead, what happen is, as soon as a market leader emerges, rivals come out like a pack of wolves to circle around any sign of weakness with the sole purpose of taking what you have and sending you out of business. It's merciless and shrewd, yet it's the best system ever developed.
Whenever RIM is said to be a target of an acquisition, there is the obligatory mention of Microsoft ( MSFT), which makes perfect sense; it would relish the opportunity to beat Apple and Google at their own games while strengthening its existing partnership with Nokia. For that matter, there are plenty of reasons why Nokia might enter the mix and make a play of its own for RIM. I think the two best candidates for RIM are social media giant Facebook ( FB) and Sony ( SNE), though, with the latter needing something to restore its brand and save it from obscurity.