Samsung says no plan to buy BlackBerry

2015-01-15 06:56

Seoul – Samsung Electronics said today that it had no plan to buy BlackBerry, denying a Reuters report on a takeover approach.

“Media reports of the acquisition are groundless,” a Samsung spokesperson told Reuters.

Samsung recently offered to buy BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple in the corporate market, according to a person familiar with the matter and documents seen by Reuters.

BlackBerry said that it had not engaged in discussions with Samsung with respect to any purchase offer.

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