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Samsung will not buy BlackBerry

Samsung and BlackBerry are partners but Samsung does not buy BlackBerry
Samsung and BlackBerry
While recent rumors revealed that Samsung wants to take over BlackBerry for no less than $7.5 billion, the later has just issued an official statement that denies such claims.

Back in mid-November 2014, Samsung and BlackBerry signed an agreement to sell each other's mobile security solutions. Earlier today, Reuters published news about a report allegedly coming from an insider familiar with the matter who claimed Samsung wants to buy BlackBerry for $7.5 billion. Soon after the rumor made it online, BlackBerry stepped up and denied it.

"BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) (“BlackBerry”) is aware of certain press reports published today with respect to a possible offer by Samsung to purchase BlackBerry. BlackBerry has not engaged in discussions with Samsung with respect to any possible offer to purchase BlackBerry. BlackBerry’s policy is not to comment on rumors or speculation, and accordingly it does not intend to comment further," reads BlackBerry's official statement.

BlackBerry has an impressive patent portfolio and despite its tough last few years still has a few attractive smartphones on the market, especially the square screen Passport. Even if Samsung is not negotiating this purchase now, it does not mean it cannot happen at a later time. Remains to see what the future holds for BlackBerry and be sure we will keep you posted.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-01-15 (Update: 2015-01-15)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.