Samsung Mobile CEO JK Shin denies BlackBerry acquisition, asserts ongoing partnership
Although Reuters isn't willing to let of go of the story, being adamant that it's seen documental evidence of a deal in the making, the key takeaway here is that BlackBerry and Samsung are buddying up for security-related collaborations. Previously, the two worked together on integrating BB's Enterprise Server 12 mobile management system with Samsung's Knox security platform. It may have been meetings between the two, and a chattery attendant, that the rumors of acquisition are stemming from.
In any case, this certainly isn't the last time we'll be talking about Samsung and BlackBerry in a news piece that isn't about smartphones. Phones might be BlackBerry's Achiles' heel, but no one does mobile security better.
source: Digital Trends