(9 days left!) Be the first with a 200MP camera! Visit Samsung to reserve and gain $100 in Samsung credit!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Samsung might extend its partnership with BlackBerry, but won’t acquire it


Last updated: January 19th, 2015 at 22:13 UTC+01:00

Last week, it was being rumoured that Samsung might acquire BlackBerry for around $7.5 billion, but the company denied it. Now, J.K. Shin, the head of Samsung’s mobile phone division has stated that the company might extend its partnership with BlackBerry. While speaking to The Wall Street Journal, he also reaffirmed that Samsung has no plans to acquire BlackBerry. During the interview, he said, “We want to work with BlackBerry and develop this partnership, not acquire the company.” It was rumoured that the South Korean smartphone giant might be interested in BlackBerry’s 44,000 patents, but Shin denied the alleged reason stating that Samsung has over 110,000 patents of its own. According to him, buying BlackBerry would be counter to the company’s strategy.

In November, Samsung had announced a strategic partnership with BlackBerry, where in the companies worked to improve data security to Android devices through KNOX and BES12. Shin said. “We are satisfied with the progress of Knox, including the quality of security and protection that it enables, and remain committed to Knox over the long term.” Samsung might integrate more security related technologies from BlackBerry, but the details haven’t been announced yet.

Via | Source

Phone BlackberryKnox
Load 0 comments

You might also like

Samsung reveals Knox Matrix and expanded SmartThings-Google collab

Among the latest advancements unveiled today at SDC22 were a deeper collaboration with Google around the SmartThings platform and a new security feature called Knox Matrix. Here’s everything you need to know. Samsung has partnered with Google to make IoT smart home devices more interoperable. Specifically, the two companies have worked together to make Matter-compatible […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 3 months ago

Galaxy S9 and Galaxy A8 Enterprise Editions launched in the Netherlands

Samsung has launched Enterprise Edition variants of the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S9, and the Galaxy A8 in the Netherlands. These enterprise editions were launched in Germany in early 2018 and are now making their way to the Netherlands. The same features are on offer, namely four years of software updates, three-year Knox Configure licenses, and the […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 4 years ago

Samsung and BlackBerry team up again to target enterprise customers

With an eye on the lucrative enterprise market, Samsung and Blackberry entered into a strategic partnership back in 2014. The collaboration resulted in several enterprise offerings based on Samsung’s Knox, BlackBerry UEM, and BlackBerry SecuSUITE platforms. Both the companies have now decided to extend the mutually beneficial association and announced a new multi-year strategic relationship […]

  • By Naresh
  • 5 years ago

Galaxy S9 and Galaxy A8 Enterprise Edition launched in Germany

Samsung has been launching Enterprise Edition variants of its popular smartphones to target business customers for some time now. Last year, the company released the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 Enterprise Edition models as part of the strategy. Continuing its enterprise push, Samsung has announced the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy A8 Enterprise Edition smartphones […]

  • By Naresh
  • 5 years ago

Samsung beefs up security on their 2018 Smart TVs with Knox

Though appreciated for their performance and design, Samsung Smart TVs don’t have the best reputation when it comes to privacy and security. Instances like CIA developing tools to spy on people using Samsung Smart TVs and the fear-inducing Smart TV privacy policy have made some people apprehensive about Samsung Smart TVs Knox comes to your […]

  • By Naresh
  • 5 years ago

Samsung’s working on a new (and improved) KNOX logo

Samsung KNOX could be due a makeover as the firm has trademarked a new (and improved) logo with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. Don’t get too excited, though: there’s a chance the emblem will never see the light of day. Sadly, we don’t have any information pertaining to what Samsung’s working on. It could […]

  • By Josh L.
  • 5 years ago