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I think they have stated quite publicly and explicitly: The company is for sale.

BlackBerry Ltd.'s board of directors has formed a special committee to explore “strategic alternatives,” including the possible sale of the company.

Like I said, a sale is one of the things being considered in a long list of other options. But the title doesn't convey that.


Whenever they say that, they mean "sale." It's typical BigCo doublespeak. In their minds, they're trying to convey the impression that they have choices, so that when they negotiate the sale they don't have their backs up against the wall. But everyone knows it means "sale."


Totally agree with you on that one. Especially with strategic alternatives in quotes.


From the actual press release:

> These alternatives could include, among others, possible joint ventures, strategic partnerships or alliances, a sale of the Company or other possible transactions.



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