Samsung: We're Not Interested in Buying RIM, or BlackBerry Licenses

By Jamie Condliffe on at

On the heels of last week's news suggesting that RIM was planning to license out its new operating system, BB10, Samsung has firmly denied any desires to become involved with RIM.

Reuters is reporting that Samsung has told it outright that it "has not considered acquiring Research In Motion or licensing the... new mobile operating system."

Yesterday, shares of RIM rose 5 per cent when an analyst predicted that Samsung might be interested in licensing BB10 from RIM. They look set to drop just as quickly.

BB10, which is expected to launch early next year, is perhaps RIMs final shot—but plans to license the software out are ambitious. With Samsung, the biggest and most attractive player who may have considered the proposition, out of the running, it remains to be seen who will dare take the punt. [Reuters]