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Lenovo Downplays RIM Acquisition Reports, Says It’s Looking At M&A Opportunities In General

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http://techcrunch.com – Lenovo has downplayed reports that the company plans to buy Research In Motion, saying that it is instead looking at acquisition opportunities in general, reports Sina Tech (link via Google Translate). If Lenovo does indeed decide it wants to court RIM, it may face significant regulatory hurdles. Canadian Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty said last week that a Lenovo-RIM deal is something the government “would look at carefully.” Flaherty also responded “absolutely” when asked whether some local technologies are off-limits to potential overseas buyers. Canada has stopped (IT news)