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August 12, 2013

BlackBerry Sets Up Special Committee to look into Partnerships, Joint Ventures, even Sale of Company

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No one is going to be surprised by the latest announcement from BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins.

“As the Special Committee focuses on exploring alternatives, we will be continuing with our strategy of reducing cost, driving efficiency and accelerating the deployment of BES 10, as well as 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.”

The committee is comprised of Barbara Stymiest, Thorsten Heins, Richard Lynch and Bert Nordberg, and will be chaired by Timothy Dattels.

Timothy Dattels

Timothy Dattels

ThorstenHeins Barbara Stymiest

Thorsten Heins, Barbara Stymiest

richard-lynch Bert Nordberg

Richard Lynch, Bert Nordberg

BlackBerry board of directors formally announced that the special committee will, “explore strategic alternatives to enhance value and increase scale in order to accelerate BlackBerry 10 deployment”.

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini