South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co has not considered acquiring Research In Motion (RIM) or licensing the struggling BlackBerry phone maker's new mobile operating system, according to reports.
Reports state that a lack of support from potential partners such as Samsung could mean more trouble for RIM, which is seeking various options to turn around its sagging fortunes.
There are reports that RIM plans to use its new operating system, known as BB10, in a next-generation line of BlackBerry smart phones expected to launch early next year.
Shares of RIM had risen by over 5% early on Wednesday after a leading analyst said that the Canadian company may license the BlackBerry 10 operating system to Samsung.
RIM's shares are down a whopping 80% since the beginning of 2011.
Samsung shares closed up 1.5% on Thursday.