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Dubdub 03-16-2012 01:11 PM

Samsung to invest in RIM?
 
Not that I put a lot of faith in BGR, but this is floating around Wall Street:

Rumors tossed around Wall Street Friday morning suggest that Samsung is preparing to make a $1.5 billion investment in RIM, which will then license its upcoming next-generation operating system to Samsung for upcoming smartphones.

Samsung may have been driven to the deal due to concerns surrounding the future of Android following Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility, Barron's reports. BGC Partners analyst Collin Gillis, who recently held meetings with Samsung executives, says BlackBerry 10 phones from Samsung are a possibility, but he believes Samsung may be more likely to turn to Microsoft's next-generation Windows Phone 8 software instead.

Rattled by Google's Motorola buy, Samsung rumored to license BlackBerry 10

jsconyers 03-16-2012 01:59 PM

Re: Samsung to invest in RIM?
 
If this is true, I see this as potentially being a good thing as it would get the new BB OS into more hands and it would help compete with Android and iOS on a larger scale.


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