Just a few moments ago Reuters just drop the bomb, since according to sources close have had access to documents that speak of a possible purchase of BlackBerry by Samsung in the amount of 7500 million dollars .Of course the information is not confirmed, but the idea of this purchase would be that South Koreans are made with all patents and future projects of Canadians after the latter have had some difficult years with projects that never quite take off.
We are again with a strong rumor of a possible purchase of BlackBerry after some years ago Lenovo was interested and even Fairfax Financial submit a formal bid , all this after the company went through serious economic problems, but in the end nothing It materialized.
Update 00:15 CET : BlackBerry has published a press release to deny the alleged negotiations:
“BlackBerry has not held talks with Samsung regarding any possible purchase of BlackBerry. BlackBerry’s policy is not to comment on rumors or speculation, and therefore we do not intend to comment further.”
Moreover, following the announcement of the possible purchase, the shares of BlackBerry soared by 30% in after-hours , reaching its highest level since June 2013.
The strange thing is that it does just one week had a private meeting with BlackBerry under the CES 2015 where its CEO, John Chen assured us that they had cleaned up all your finances and the company would take a new direction toward fewer devices and more towards developments focused on Internet of Things .
But the information disclosed today speaks of executives last week as both companies had approaches to discuss the closing of the transaction in the coming days.
As you might expect both companies have not made statements about it , but with this leak will surely not take long to leave, either to confirm or deny the report. Of course we will be watching any developments arising in the coming days.
Via | Reuters