BlackBerry weighs putting itself up for sale

TORONTO • Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry will consider selling itself. The company said Monday that its board has formed a special committee to explore “strategic alternatives” in hopes of boosting the adoption of its BlackBerry 10 smartphone. The company said its options could also include joint ventures, partnerships, or other moves. The Canadian company’s stock jumped 5.7 percent to $10.32 Monday morning. BlackBerry Ltd. has been hammered by increased competition from its Apple and An...

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