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Rumour: Samsung and Blackberry Discussing Takeover

Rumour: Samsung and Blackberry Discussing Takeover

Samsung Is Aiming At Taking Over Blackberry

Rumour: Samsung and BlackBerry Discussing Possible Takeover

The last few years have been anything but good for Blackberry, the Canadian phone manufacturer well-known for its physical keyboards. With the rise of touchscreen-based phones, the demand for phones with a physical keyboard is at an all-time low. However, according to a report from Reuters, Samsung has approached the company with a huge takeover offer, which is interesting to say the least.

 

Samsung Is Aiming At Taking Over Blackberry

 

Samsung has apparently offered $7.5 billion on Blackberry, even though the company is struggling to fight its tough competition in the smartphone market. After the news came out, Blackberry's shares rose through the ceiling with an increase of nearly 30 percent. It is said that Samsung is after Blackberry's thick portfolio of patents, which would be a good addition to the South Korean multinational's patent war against Apple.

 

 Samsung Is Aiming At Taking Over Blackberry

 

Shortly after the report was released, Blackberry made an official statement on its website, denying it has engaged in conversations with Samsung. After the statement was released, the shares dropped back down with 15 percent. Samsung has denied talking to BlackBerry too, stating that Reuters report is 'groundless'. Reuter, however, is holding onto its statement, saying that executives from both of the companies met to talk about a deal last week.

What do you think? Is this not going to happen, or do you think Samsung might actually be interested in buying BlackBerry? Let us know.

 


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15-01-2015, 14:35:13

ShaunB-91
Why would Samsung need or want BlackBerry though?

I'm surprised BlackBerry are still around though, didn't they recently release a new phone as a last effort to try and get the die hard fans back? Its probably the one pictured above.Quote

15-01-2015, 14:45:44

MrKambo
Only thing i can think of is the security side of blackberry, most companies wont use android as business phones due to vulnerabilities, my company personally use Nokia, i have a ty phone with actual hard ware buttons, but does email and stuff.

The Senior management team use Blackberry's, purely because there hasn't been a security breech with BES service as far as im aware.

Something like this could be incorporated into Android, then Samsung are onto a winner, so maybe there is some kind of Patent they want?Quote

15-01-2015, 14:48:55

AverageNinja
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Originally Posted by ShaunB-91 View Post
Why would Samsung need or want BlackBerry though?

I'm surprised BlackBerry are still around though, didn't they recently release a new phone as a last effort to try and get the die hard fans back? Its probably the one pictured above.
I read that BlackBerry has over 4400 patents, which would be really nice for their war against Apple. I guess that could mean a huge advantage!Quote

15-01-2015, 14:58:07

barnsley
I very much doubt samsung would buy them. They aren't lenovo and don't buy existing brands to get a share in the western market (see Motorola).Quote

15-01-2015, 14:58:16

ShaunB-91
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Originally Posted by AverageNinja View Post
I read that BlackBerry has over 4400 patents, which would be really nice for their war against Apple. I guess that could mean a huge advantage!
Who knows. Apple have apparently patented a camera like a GoPro plus they look like they're ditching Intel for Samsung chips so could be a big year ahead for them.Quote
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