Everyone loves a good rumor, and this week we've got one that involves BlackBerry and Samsung working together to come up with BlackBerry's new phone they've dubbed Venice. A few months back Samsung was rumored to be trying to buy BlackBerry (which obviously didn't happen....yet?) but the new device that BlackBerry is working on looks very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and is also running Android (a first for BlackBerry). Chances are this is just a coincidence, but if you'd like more info on this conspiracy theory, head on over to Android Authority.
This past January, an interesting story began circulating. Originating from Reuters, it alleged that Samsung was in talks to purchase BlackBerry for $7.5 billion. The report said that top executives from both companies had met to discuss the deal, and cited both insiders and confidential documents as sources. The story was widely covered, and at one point BlackBerry’s stock had a major upturn. In the end, however, both companies vehemently denied such negotiations, and the topic was essentially finished. Still though, some of us at Android Authority felt the idea was deserving of further consideration.