BlackBerry eyes spin-off of messaging service: WSJ
TORONTO (REUTERS) - BlackBerry Ltd is considering spinning off its messaging service into a separate unit, the Wall Street Journal said on Tuesday, quoting people familiar with the matter.
The subsidiary would be called BBM Inc, the newspaper said.
A BlackBerry spokesman told Reuters the company cannot comment on rumour and speculation.
Two sources familiar with the company's thinking, who declined to be named because they are not authorised to discuss the matter with the media, told Reuters the company has reallocated internal resources and personnel to work exclusively on fine-tuning the BlackBerry Messenger service ahead of its launch on competitors' devices.