Aug. 10 (Bloomberg) — Research InMotion Ltd.'s enterprise-services unit has attracted the interestof International Business Machines Corp., according to two peoplefamiliar with the situation.

IBM made an informal approach aboutpossibly acquiring the division, which operates a network of secureservers used to support RIM's BlackBerry devices, said one of thepeople, who asked not to be named because the matter is private.The business may be valued at $1.5 billion to $2.5 billiondepending on the mix of assets included, according to BerenbergBank.

No party has shown interest in buyingall of RIM or the division that makes its phones, and the Canadiancompany is inclined to wait for the rollout of BlackBerry 10 phonesin early 2013 before making any decisions on a sale, the personsaid. No talks are currently under way, according to theperson.

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