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At the C3 Expo yesterday, RIM CEO Jim Balsille refused to comment on the rumors that RIM is in discussions to buy Palm, which they could announce today. He would only say that he saw RIM as “one in a plurality of wireless device providers.”

Update: The Toronto Star has a more lengthy quote that puts Balsille’s comments in a slightly better context. Following the statment above, he said: “We don’t have grand ambitions to consolidate the hand-held business any more than we have ambitions to exit the hand-held business.”