Samsung has shown interest in buying Blackberry many times. It looked like Samsung was going to buy Blackberry in 2012, but even now this looks like a very good option.
However, Simon Dyer from Swift Contract Phones believes that a merger isn’t necessary as BlackBerry is back on track to make somewhat of a comeback.
He explains, “BlackBerry are enjoying a bit of a resurgence over the last few months thanks to a return to what they do well – QWERTY phones that are secure. I think we’re going to see more of them over the next 12 months too and there could be a slider phone from their stable later this year. No need to merge in my opinion, I think BlackBerry can go it alone.”
With that thought in mind lets give you both sides of the picture. Here are the five most important reasons why Samsung and Blackberry should merge:
- John Chen:
John Chen has done really well in stabilizing Blackberry. He is still thinking of ways to make Blackberry more successful. On the other hand, Samsung leadership has not been stable whereas the mobile unit and the product design are concerned. If Samsung pays 7.5 billion USD to merge both the companies, then John Chen would be totally worth it. John Chen would take Samsung to new heights for sure.
- BES 12 and Samsung:
Samsung has a strong enterprise. The company is looking for partners after IBM and Apple joined hands. Sammy is extremely popular as it is considered the number one Android mobile company, but this could change anytime this year. It is time for Samsung to succeed in managing multiple devices. Blackberry is already managing multiple devices with its Blackberry Enterprise Server. If Samsung and Blackberry merge together they would definitely achieve success that they have never attained before.
Samsung announced at CES 2015 that all Samsung devices will be running on the internet in the near future. It is great news, however Samsung is still deficient of putting all the devices together. The problem could be easily solved if Samsung merges with Blackberry. According to Chen, QNX can solve this problematic situation with no trouble. With QNX, Samsung would be able to achieve its goal of running all Samsung devices on the internet. If this happens, you could be getting entertained while travelling in a car pretty soon!
- Operating Systems owned by Samsung:
Samsung usually depends on Android as its operating system, but lately the Korean Giant has been trying to grow their Tizen platform. Right now, Samsung needs the QNX platform in order to fulfill its objective of tying all Samsung devices together. Blackberry relies on QNX as its operating system. If Samsung and Blackberry merge together, Samsung could easily build upon QNX and use it as its operating system.
- Samsung’s Biggest threat:
If we think that Apple is the main danger to Samsung then we are clearly wrong. The biggest threat to Samsung is the Chinese mobiles like Xiamoi, which is also running Android. In order to emerge as the best mobile company, Samsung needs to use other operating systems than the Android. If Samsung buys Blackberry and use QNX as its operating system, many of its complications would be resolved.