Just when it looked like things couldn't get any bleaker for BlackBerry, they did.
The struggling handset maker is now aiming to quickly auction itself off, possibly as soon as November, according to a Dow Jones report.
BlackBerry has been in discussions with multiple parties interested in buying parts of the company or the company as a whole, the report said.
(For the full Dow Jones report, click here)
The company said in August that it was exploring "strategic alternatives" and had formed a special committee of board members. According to the report, the board has narrowed down interested parties and will begin the sales process soon.
It was previously speculated that Microsoft might be keen to buy BlackBerry; however, that chance likely went out the window when Microsoft announced its $7.2 billion purchase of Nokia's mobile business, industry analysts said.