In the quarters since the launch of its next-gen BB10 operating system, it's been clear that things aren't going quite as planned for Canadian smartphone fallen star BlackBerry (NYSE:BB). The company recently made waves for all the wrong reasons when it announced it was exploring "strategic options," including a possible sale. This isn't the first time we've heard about BlackBerry's exploration of this kind of a move. The company turned heads with a similar announcement last May as well. However, this time, it's seems the company is in effect admitting defeat. In this video, tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner breaks down the news and how tech investors should play this major new development.