A lot of folks have been suggesting that the only way BlackBerry could save itself would be to start selling phones that run Google Android rather than BlackBerry OS. But if there’s any truth to a new report from Reuters, maybe future BlackBerry phones will run Tizen instead.
According Reuters’s sources, Samsung wants to buy BlackBerry.
Samsung is said to be primarily interested in Blackberry for the patents that it would gain as part of an acquisition. But the deal would also give Samsung control of a brand that’s known for making business-friendly devices with strong support for enterprise security and communications software.
Maybe we’d see future Samsung phones with thumb keyboards as well.
Reuters says Samsung is offering to pay as much as $7.5 billion to acquire BlackBerry. But neither company has spoken publicly about the possibility of a sale yet.
Update: Blackberry says it hasn’t talked to Samsung about a sale and that it won’t further comment on rumors and speculation.