Samsung has confirmed recently that they have no interest of acquiring BlackBerry, despite the earlier report which stated that this Korean giant is looking to do just that, acquire this Canada-based company. Just as we thought this story has come to an end, it seems like it did not. One would think that the confirmation from Samsung would put things to bed, but a new report came in from Financial Post stating otherwise. Financial Post is a very credible source, that’s why we’re paying attention to this report, anyhow, let’s see what’s what.
The Financial Post reports that an unnamed source told them that Samsung is still very much interested in purchasing BlackBerry. He said that Samsung is currently evaluation their options, so the deal is still possible. Financial Post managed to get their hands on a document prepared for Samsung, which basically proves that the company is still very much evaluating whether to acquire BlackBerry or not. This document was prepared by Evercore Partners, which is a New York-based investment bank. This document was drafted in Q4 2014, quite recently in fact.
Samsung wasn’t the only one who denied the news earlier, BlackBerry did that as well, but it seems like that’s not the case. As I said, Financial Post is a reliable source and this sure is interesting, Samsung might still be in. What do you think, should Samsung acquire BlackBerry or not? We all know that BlackBerry isn’t what they used to be, they just didn’t adapt in time and were way too late releasing the BB10 OS and new handsets. Unfortunately for this company, nobody waited for them to catch up and the company got into a really nasty position, a lot of companies were mentioned as possible buyers and it look like Samsung is the only one left on the table.
I’m sure we’ll hear more news regarding this in the coming days / weeks. I personally do believe this is rather credible and that Samsung and BlackBerry are just trying to calm things down before the negotiations commence, but that’s just my opinion of course, make sure to share yours.