RIM-Samsung Tie-Up Rumors Won't Die

Zombie rumor alert! Financial types are still betting on whether Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Korea: SEC) will spend some cash on troubled BlackBerry maker BlackBerry .

Barron's notes that Collin Gillis at BGC Partners is suggesting a recent rise in RIM's stock price is due to the possibility that Samsung could still make a minority investment in the company and license its BB10 software.

Samsung said back in January that it had no interest in acquiring RIM, possibly because the price was too high. Speculation had Samsung forking over more than $10 billion to acquire RIM, primarily for its BlackBerry Messenger service.

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joset01 12/5/2012 | 5:39:04 PM
re: RIM-Samsung Tie-Up Rumors Won't Die

Possible that Samsung could want an alternative to Android. But how much does RIM charge to license software? Could be a crucial element in all this.

rzerockzeron 12/5/2012 | 5:39:03 PM
re: RIM-Samsung Tie-Up Rumors Won't Die

RIM either licenses its OS or dies in its current form IMHO.

Flook 12/5/2012 | 5:38:57 PM
re: RIM-Samsung Tie-Up Rumors Won't Die

RIM needs Samsung (or a partner of similar scale) more than vice versa. RIM is sort of like a  T-Mobile going up against an ATT and VZ. The little guy eventually loses or just manages to hang around.

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