(Pocket-lint) - Rumours that Samsung was considering an acquisition of BlackBerry were flying thick and fast in January, but cooled soon after. BlackBerry denied talks were taking place and that seemed to be that.
However, you can expect them to start up again as it seems the company is working together on at least one product, the SecuTablet based on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, fuelling new speculation that this could be the Korean company's initial reconnaissance mission into BlackBerry's inner workings.
The SecuTablet itself has little consumer interest in that it is a tablet device designed for public sector markets and enterprises. It incorporates BlackBerry's Secosmart security technology to ensure sensitive corporate materials are safe.
IBM is also on board, providing the secure app wrapping technology for the slate, but it is Samsung's involvement that could spark more interest going forward.
Samsung has long been associated with the enterprise sector, building its own Knox security system to rival BlackBerry's systems, but it is thought development in that area has slowed of late.
Perhaps the BlackBerry acquisition could be an ideal solution for both sides going forward? Certainly, there is a healthy enterprise market out there that is crying out for decent products to match security needs.
We certainly haven't heard the last of this, we feel.