That rumor was quashed fast. Usually companies do not comment on rumors or speculation but Samsung has come right out to quash this latest rumor of a possible acquisition of RIM. Samsung simply says they have no interest in buying RIM. Better yet RIM has never approached Samsung about an acquisition. Here is what they told Reuters:
"We haven’t considered acquiring the firm and are not interested in (buying RIM)," Chung also said Samsung had not been approached by the Canadian firm for a takeover.
As it goes you have to take rumors with huge grains of salt especially from certain sources. Who knows what the truth is but I think we can let this one go for now. Samsung did not specifically say they were not interested or approached about a licensing option but that is yet another rumor…
So what’s next? Anybody taking bets on the next rumor being Google buying RIM? Or better yet how about Apple or HTC or even Verizon? My gut tells me it is all a bunch of stock manipulation but I have no proof either way.