Today BlackBerry dropped the news that the board of directors has formed a special committee that consists of Barbara Stymiest, Thorsten Heins, Richard Lynch and Bert Nordberg, and will be chaired by Timothy Dattels. The committee will have the task of exploring possible new venues for BlackBerry including partnerships, joint ventures and possible even a sale of the company.
We’re been hearing all kinds of rumors for the last few months about various partnerships but noting was ever set in stone. While there were no direct names dropped today as to just who BlackBerry would look to partner with, there are plenty of companies out that there would make for a good fit. Big names like Samsung, IBM, Cisco or even Microsoft all come to mind.