Troubled smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry may have just officially formed a committee to explore a sale of its assets last month, but the company’s board is apparently eager to offload it to a willing buyer as soon as possible. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, BlackBerry’s board of directors wants to hold a fast auction, with the goal of selling the company by November of this year. The report cites anonymous sources that claim that BlackBerry has had preliminary talks with potential suitors willing to buy all or part of the company, and it has whittled down its list in preparation for a sales process due to begin soon. Though nothing is yet guaranteed in terms of a sale, BlackBerry’s board allegedly wants this process to go down sooner rather than later. Bert Nordberg, the former Sony Ericsson executive now a member of BlackBerry’s board, has said that the company should sell off pieces of itself and become a “niche” player.