WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.
Samsung NOT licensing BB10 or buying RIM.
"Samsung Electronics has not considered the acquisition of Research In Motion or licensing BB10," the company said in a statement to several media outlets. This is not the first time speculation has swirled around Samsung as a potential suitor for RIM. However, the latest round of rumors seems to have been sparked by a research note earlier this week from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek.
"Given recent management comments in the press, it now appears that RIM is realizing what Wall Street has been saying for some time: they are a subscale manufacturer and desperately need a partner," Misek wrote.
"We believe RIM is attempting to revive discussions with Samsung regarding a BB10 licensing deal." The speculation sent RIM's shares up as much as 10 percent yesterday, and the shares were trading up again this morning.