Now, according to Reuters, Samsung wants to \"gain access\" to BlackBerry's patent portfolio and has therefore offered to buy the company for as much as $7.5 billion. Executives from the two companies supposedly met last week to discuss the potential buyout.
Samsung wants to buy BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion, Reuters reports. And while the deal is far from done -- in fact, both companies are denying it -- the news was enough to send BlackBerry shares soaring in Wednesday afternoon trading. The stock jumped nearly 30 percent to close at $12.60. 1e1e36bf2d