ericthehalfbee wrote: »
Samsung doesn't know where they're headed. Invested in making KNOX, which has been a failure. Then making a deal with Google to share KNOX IP for use in Android to improve security. Then partnering with BB on mobile security. Now they want to buy BB? Then there's the newly announced Tizen smartphone (2nd time around) and switching their smart TV's from Android to Tizen.
This is a company without any clear direction.
Could BB10 come to samsung phones and android get pushed aside?
The only reason I can think of is that Samsung wants to get into corporate services before Apple and IBM become huge.
Canada will not allow it to happen, they rather it die than be owned by a foreign company. BB will got the way of Nortel and its IP will be auction off to the highest over bidder, may google will get the bidding right this time.
Hey... if Tim Horton's can be bought by Burger King then BB can be bought by Samsung.
... or, Samsung, a company that is constantly talking about "the internet of things", is buying QNX specifically for that purpose. They would also get a better OS to replace Android.
On top of that, Car Play is tied to QNX.
paxman wrote: »
The OS could serve them well, perhaps?
So how much more does Apple spend on R&D than Samsung - go on, take a really wild guess, it will be a nice match for the really wild supposition.
Your first sentence was spot on, I must say. If Samsung were to offer $70 M, that might be more like it.
I still think Apple should buy HTC. They should have some nice patents sitting around.
juanguapo wrote: »
I think we all knew this was coming... Blackberry isn't selling, Samsung's profits/sales are dropping.
So instead of spending $7.5B on credible, research-driven R&D, let's buy another company!
They have one - Tizen. Whatever they want out of Blackberry I doubt it's an OS. My guess is it could be their encryption based communications infrastructure.
Apple should buy Intel and convert the Atom foundries...
I wonder what the deal with Ford is worth since they've ditched Microsoft for QNX in the upcoming Sync 3?
I guess they plan to recreate this?
I own that exact model and year, except mine is Candyapple Red....and the wheel cover is intact.