BlackBerry's days as a publicly traded company may be numbered, according to published reports Friday.
The company, which has failed to make 2013 it's anticipated comeback year with the BB10 lineup of devices, continues to lag well behind it's iOS and Android competitors. And as Windows manages to mount a formidable presence of its own in mobile, BlackBerry's star is fading faster than ever.
Chief Executive Thorsten Heins and the company's board is increasingly coming around to the idea that taking BlackBerry private would give them breathing room to fix its problems out of the public eye, the sources said.
Of course, with BlackBerry 10 sales still coming in well below analysts' expectations, a drastic move consistent with the chatter reported today may come sooner rather than later.