Analyst says RIM and Samsung are talking BB10 licensing deal again

By Shawn Knight
Aug 8, 2012
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  1. Rumors are surfacing once again that suggest Research In Motion could be in talks with Samsung to license the long-awaited BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system to the Korean electronics giant. Jeffries and Company analyst Peter Misek told investors in a…

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  2. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 474   +84

    Because at a realistic price point it makes sense, as RIM needs Samsung's help.
  3. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,875   +1,295

    If RIM has spent more time hiring engineers instead of useless middle managers they'd have all the talent they needed, but that's water under the bridge at this point. There's no question that Samsung could make a properly tough and long-running Blackberry..heck, they could probably make improvements if RIM would let them. With BB 10 phones theoretically capable of running Android apps, this could a coup for Samsung - an OS that they would have a lot more influence over while still having access to a massive app catalog. And at day's end the user does not care which OS is under the hood so long as its highly usable and runs his apps. Frankly, RIM needs Samsung or a similar partner to have any hope of survival.
  4. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    I just don't see any motivation for Samsung to partner with them, especially since they've been hesitant to embrace Windows Phone. The future of Windows Phone is a whole heck of a lot brighter than that of BlackBerry.

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