Samsung Inks BlackBerry Deal
Jan 29, 2004, 11:16 AM by (staff)
Samsung and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced plans to enable BlackBerry® connectivity on Samsung wireless handhelds. Samsung will enable its wireless handhelds to connect to BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ for both push email and BlackBerry Web Client™ services. RIM announced a similar deal with Sony Ericsson last month.
BlackBerry Shows Off the Priv
BlackBerry today posted some official images of the forthcoming Priv smartphone. The Priv is a vertical slider that runs Android.
Samsung Weighing BlackBerry Acquisition
Samsung has approached BlackBerry about a potential acquisition, according to a report published by Reuters. Citing people familiar with Samsung's plans, Reuters suggests Samsung would be willing to pay up to $7.5 billion for the one-time smartphone king.
BlackBerry Signs Licensing Deal with India's Optiemus
BlackBerry today said it has licensed its smartphone brand to Optiemus, a smartphone maker based in India. The deal represents the third such agreement forged by BlackBerry with other hardware manufacturers.
Samsung's Knox Platform Adds More BlackBerry Tools
Samsung and BlackBerry today announced that Samsung's Knox enterprise security service will adopt BlackBerry's WorkLife and SecuSUITE services. The WorkLife tool will let Samsung device owners keep their work and personal data separate on the device.
SEC Investigating Suspicious BlackBerry Trades
The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an investigation into trades of BlackBerry stock around the time a report suggested Samsung might buy the company. On January 14, Reuters reported that Samsung planned to buy BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion.