BlackBerry eyes 'strategic alternative,' possible sale

Struggling smartphone maker Blackberry said on Monday, Aug 12, 2013, it is examining "strategic alternatives" for the company, including the possibility of a sale. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP
Struggling smartphone maker Blackberry said on Monday, Aug 12, 2013, it is examining "strategic alternatives" for the company, including the possibility of a sale. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK CITY (AFP) - Struggling smartphone maker Blackberry said on Monday it is examining "strategic alternatives" for the company, including the possibility of a sale.

The Canadian firm said it had formed a committee to consider "possible joint ventures, strategic partnerships or alliances, a sale of the company or other possible transactions."