Sources: BlackBerry may build a separate Messenger brand

BlackBerry is considering spinning off its BlackBerry Messenger service, according to sources, in a move that could be designed to draw attention to valuable BlackBerry assets ahead of a potential sale. BlackBerry has shuffled some executives to its BBM operations with plans to build applications for other platforms and develop new tools such as video chats and a Twitter rival called BBM Channels, according to this report.

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