Google/Motorola fears force Samsung to invest in BlackBerry?

Research in Motion’s BlackBerry 10 operating system could find its way onto Samsung phones amid Google/Motorola merger fears

By - March 19, 2012 Share on LinkedIn
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Future Samsung phones could use the BlackBerry 10 operating system developed by Research in Motion (RIM), spurred on by the pending acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google.

Wall Street rumours suggest that Samsung is considering investing $1.5 billion in RIM, which will then licence the BlackBerry 10 OS for use of Samsung smartphones.

The deal may have been spurred on by concerns surrounding the future of the Android operating system once Google has acquired Motorola Mobility, according to a report by Barrons.

Collin Gillis, a BGC Partners analyst says BlackBerry 10 on Samsung devices is a possibility, however he believes that Samsung is more likely to make use of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 software.

RIM’s stock is up 5 percent after the rumour surfaced.

Read the full story at: Boy Genius Report.

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