Apparently Samsung is interested in starting 2015 off with a bang.
According to a source speaking to Reuters, as well as documents purportedly seen by the publication, Samsung has made an offer to buy BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion. Executives from the two firms are said to have met as recently as last week. The reason for Samsung’s interest? It’s all about those patents.
While $7.5 billion is unquestionably a lot of cash, Samsung is a pretty huge company with a presence in a lot of markets. Sammy could handle dropping that much on BlackBerry, and considering the patent warchest that BlackBerry has acquired over its many years in mobile, a Samsung acquisition of BlackBerry may not be a bad idea. It could help Samsung beef up its own products, whether that be its Android devices or its own Tizen platform.
Do you think that Samsung should buy BlackBerry?