BlackBerry today announced to setup a Special Committee to “explore strategic alternatives” for the Canadian handset maker. The Special Committee comprises of Barbara Stymiest, Thorsten Heins, Richard Lynch and Bert Nordberg and will be chaired by Timothy Dattels and will be responsible to consider a possible joint venture, strategic partnerships or alliances and even sale of the company.
BlackBerry says these steps could be taken to “enhance value and increase scale in order to accelerate BlackBerry 10 deployment.”
BlackBerry also points out that these are just explorations and not necessarily will go ahead with any of the alternatives. However, in the meantime, President and CEO of BlackBerry confirmed to continue its current strategy of “reducing cost, driving efficiency and accelerating the deployment of BES 10, driving adoption of BlackBerry 10 smartphones, launching the multi-platform BBM social messaging service and pursuing mobile computing opportunities by leveraging the secure and reliable BlackBerry Global Data Network.”