Once Dominant, BlackBerry Seeks to Avoid Oblivion

It is an unforgiving law of modern business: adapt or die.Make that: adapt fast — or die even faster.Like countless gee-whiz companies that captured and lost imaginations and dollars, BlackBerry, a giant of the pre-iPhone era, has faded with remarkable speed. After enduring years of dwindling sales, the company said on Monday that it was exploring “strategic options” — business code for searching for a savior.For the moment, few seem to want to buy BlackBerry or, for that matter, its newest products. Unless a suitor emerges, BlackBerry risks joining the ranks of technology has-beens like Palm, Gateway and Commodore.

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