Samsung has poured cold water on rumours that the company plans to acquire Research in Motion (RIM) or license its BlackBerry 10 platform.
According to a Reuters report, the Galaxy S3 maker currently has no plans to work with the struggling BlackBerry designer. contradicting persistent rumours of a potential partnership as RIM attempts to bounce back following a string of underperforming years.
Rumours spread earlier this year that Samsung was looking to purchase RIM. According to business blog BGR, the two companies held secret meetings to discuss the idea of an acquisition in January.
Those suggestions reappeared this week when AllThingsD quoted a Jeffries analyst who indicated that RIM was reopening talks to partner with Samsung.
However, Samsung was quick to shoot down the reports this time.
According to Gartner research vice president Carolina Milanesi, the decision to partner up would not make sense for Samsung.
"Samsung already has Bada that at least on the phone side could be an alternative to Android but they have seen how difficult it is to build and foster a developer community," Milanesi told V3.
"So the fact that they seem not to be interested in BB10 does not surprise me. Samsung also has a lot already invested in Android and is enjoying the leadership role at the moment."
Samsung finds itself in a strong position on the back of its Android-based smartphones.
According to an April-June guidance report Samsung recorded an operating profit of £3.8bn for the quarter. The quarter was a bright spot for the company because of its launch of its eagerly anticipated Galaxy S3 smartphone, which reportedly sold 10 million units last month.
Meanwhile, RIM currently finds itself struggling to compete with the likes of Android and iOS in the mobile phone market. RIM has struggled to perform to expectations for the past few years, including a $518m loss last quarter.
According to Pund-IT principal analyst Charles King, RIM may be too far in the hole to hope for any partnerships.
"The company is trying to get other developers and companies interested, that is an effort they should have tried years ago," King told V3.
"They are in a position of weakness right now."
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