Analyst says an acquisition or BB10 licensing deal is best survival option for the BlackBerry OEM.
In March, rumours surfaced to suggest Samsung would push $1.5bn into RIM to seal access to the forthcoming BlackBerry 10 OS.
Talk soon died down.
But like a zombie rises from the dead, so has the rumour, as Jefferies analyst Peter Misek reckons a Samsung-based play is the best way for RIM to revive interest in its 'subscale' platform, according to AllThingsD.
Misek, said: "We believe RIM is attempting to revive discussions with Samsung regarding a BB10 licensing deal.
"We believe Samsung is considering ramping up its internal OS development efforts, licensing BB10, or buying RIM. We think any acquisition is unlikely until after BB10 launches."
Of course, the BB10 launch won't be until Q1 2013 (following its delay) so it's unlikely we'll hear any truth on the matter until nearer the time.
As with Superman and the sun, Samsung derives its strength from Android, though it revealed that it's also working on two new Windows Phone 8 devices for an expected Q4 2012 launch to build its market stronghold.
Additionally, Samsung owns the low-end Bada OS and will expand it to secure a finger in every pie.