BlackBerry weighs sale of company, other 'alternatives'

7:39 AM, Aug 12, 2013   |    comments
Blackberry Z10 (Mark Lennihan, AP)
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(USA TODAY) -- BlackBerry says it will form a special committee to review "strategic alternatives" which might include a potential sale of the struggling smartphone maker.

In a statement released Monday, the committee is also considering potential joint ventures and other partnerships in an effort to boost interest in its line of BlackBerry 10 devices.

"Given the importance and strength of our technology, and the evolving industry and competitive landscape, we believe that now is the right time to explore strategic alternatives," says Timothy Dattels, chairman of BlackBerry's special committee, in a statement.


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