Here’s why Samsung should buy BlackBerry

In the space of a few hours last night, BlackBerry’s value on the stock market skyrocketed by nearly a third and then promptly plummeted back down. The catalyst for that rollercoaster ride was a Reuters report alleging Samsung was courting BlackBerry with a $7.5 billion takeover bid, which was quickly refuted by officials from both Waterloo and Seoul. Though it’s now apparent that no imminent acquisition is in the offing, the mere rumor of Samsung buying BlackBerry proved appealing enough to get people to invest real money in it.

Setting aside the credulity of overeager investors, there are three big reasons that can justify BlackBerry’s price and they all relate to its potential value to a global giant like Samsung.

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