BlackBerry's market share may be far behind its competitors, but their interests to buy BlackBerry, or at least rumors about it seem never ends. On January 14, Reuters reported that Samsung was planning to buy BlackBerry with a deal worth of $7.5 billion.
The news from Reuters, citing unnamed sources follows as:
To make this buyout happen, Reuters reported that Samsung offered a prince range of $13.35 to $15.49 per share. Samsung also seek to buy 60% of BlackBerry's shares, as quoted from DetikInet. The impact of this rumors to BlackBerry's shares are positive as it went up to almost $13/share from the opening price of below $10/share. At the end of the day, the shares are closed at $12.60/share.
To respond the buyout rumors, both BlackBerry and Samsung has issued statements later on the day when the rumors spread out, saying that there's no ongoing discussion between them:
Statement from Samsung
Media reports of the acquisition are groundless
Apparently, this buyout rumors are false and there's no intention from Samsung to acquire BlackBerry.