BlackBerry swears it's not for sale, but reports that Samsung offered to buy the troubled smartphone maker ignited a ton of buzz from developers on social media.
According to Reuters, Samsung had gone so far as to make an offer for BlackBerry, which could give the company a considerable presence in the enterprise, a number of patents and a way to move past Android as its core platform.
Some developers and designers quickly took to Twitter to characterize Samsung as a sort of BlackBerry savior--or even parent.
Then there were those who saw some interesting business market opportunities.
With ford now using blackberry for its Sync platform this would give Samsung an in to the auto infotainment space http://t.co/NObatfOdVC— Jose Diaz (@jadiaz_) January 15, 2015
For the most part, though, the feedback went along these lines:
Please BlackBerry say no to Samsung :) http://t.co/HLbU17OUBn— Paras Sidhu (@parassidhu1) January 15, 2015
And the bleakest take of all? That even if the rumors were true, it wouldn't necessarily help either company.