The latest rumour started on the Wall Street Journal and has been picked up by Thenextweb: http://tnw.co/lJ7JuV. If this is true., samsung will damn near own the hardware market for mobile phones. they'll even own the most widely used phone OS in the world.
But we have our doubts about this based Nokia's strategic value to Microsoft. Nokia's failure in the OS space makes it attractive to still untested.Microsoft who make a.more logical buyer. A merger with Samsung work make this alliance much harder. Samsung's relationship with Android contradicts.Nokia's Windows Mobile 7. We tend to see Microsoft as a more logical buyer.