Samsung denies BlackBerry deal

Samsung Electronics said Thursday that it has no plans to buy BlackBerry, denying a report that the tech giant approached the struggling smartphone-maker about acquisition. “The report is totally groundless. Samsung has no interest in buying BlackBerry,” Samsung spokeswoman Lim Yoon-jeong said. The denial came a few hours after BlackBerry issued a statement also denying the report.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2015/01/133_171772.html

Samsung approaches BlackBerry for buyout

Samsung Electronics recently approached BlackBerry about buying the company for as much as US$7.5 billion (A$9.2 billion), looking to gain access to its patent portfolio, according to a person familiar with the matter and documents seen by Reuters. South Korea’s Samsung proposed an initial price range of US$13.35 to US$15.49 per share, which represents a premium of 38 percent to 60 percent over BlackBerry’s current trading price, the source said.

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/399384,samsung-approaches-blackberry-for-buyout.aspx

Why a Samsung takeover of BlackBerry could make sense

SEOUL: Samsung and Blackberry have splashed frigid water on a report that Samsung wants to make a $7.5 billion takeover offer for the struggling Canadian device maker. That, however, did not stop tech industry watchers from dissecting all the possibilities. Once strong in mobile devices, Blackberry is now an also ran, overtaken by the touchscreen offerings of Apple and Samsung. But analysts say it has technology and intellectual property that could make it attractive to Samsung, which is looking to revive growth momentum in its smartphone business faltered.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/why-a-samsung-takeover-of-blackberry-could-make-sense/articleshow/45897876.cms

Blackberry says Samsung partnership to help grow India enterprise customer business

NEW DELHI: Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has said that its mobile device management security partnership with South Korean conglomerate Samsung will help it increase its enterprise customer base in India. Samsung’s significant presence in the Indian market, including in the Bring Your Own Device or BYOD segment, will help expand Blackberry’s reach in the country, Sunil Lalvani, Blackberry India’s managing director Sunil Lalvani told ET.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/hardware/blackberry-says-samsung-partnership-to-help-grow-india-enterprise-customer-business/articleshow/45335743.cms

Blackberry expects strong growth for its enterprise services in India

NEW DELHI: BlackBerry is expecting strong growth for its enterprise services in India as snooping-wary corporates strengthen the security of their communication systems. The Canadian company that makes smartphones and provides secure communication services says its enterprise services — BES 10 and BBM Protected – are witnessing increasing demand from Indian corporates, especially from those working in sensitive fields.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/blackberry-expects-strong-growth-for-its-enterprise-services-in-india/articleshow/40629530.cms

BlackBerry CEO John Chen Talks ‘Jakarta,’ ‘Q20,’ ‘BES 12,’

Tuesday morning’s press events start with a conference held by BlackBerry (BBRY) and its CEO, John Chen. The company received some positive mention thus far with Microsoft on Sunday and Monday trumpeting the news of its “BBM” instant messenger software coming to Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows Phone, and that Ford will dump Microsoft’s software for autos in favor of BlackBerry’s “QNX” embedded OS. Chen emerges, smiling warmly, greeting some familiar faces in the front row, in a sober grey suit and purplish tie. He seems raring to get going with the proceedings. He wants to start off by talking about progress.

http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2014/02/25/blackberry-ceo-john-chen-talks-jakarta-q20-bes-12/