BlackBerry to sell this year

City A.M. Reporter
BLACKBERRY’S board hopes to run a fast auction process that could result in a sale of the company by November, the Wall Street Journal said last night.

It said a special committee of board members has narrowed its list of potential bidders since the company put itself up for sale in August, and is now pushing for quick resolution.

Microsoft’s deal to take over Nokia’s devices business revived optimism that the smartphone maker can find a willing buyer.