Phil Goldstein

Biography for Phil Goldstein

Phil Goldstein is the editor of FierceWireless, and is the day-to-day editor of the publication. He also copyedits FierceWireless:Europe. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, he was the managing editor of The Daily Free Press, the independent student newspaper at Boston University, as well as an intern for The Times of London. He gets excited about the latest smartphone launches like other gadget geeks, but is also an avid lover of the New York Yankees, poetry, photography, traveling and escaping humidity. He is based at the FierceMarkets main office in Washington, D.C., and can be reached at pgoldstein@fiercemarkets.com. Follow @FierceWireless on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Phil Goldstein

Epson, Vuzix and others look to compete with Google Glass in smart eyewear arena

Google's Glass smart eyewear has been the product that has received the most attention in that still-emerging category. Yet there are more than 16 kinds of smart glasses, many of which include SDKs for developers. Special report

Report: Apple snags mobile payments agreements with Visa, MasterCard and American Express

Apple has struck deals with Visa, MasterCard and American Express for its mobile payments program it will unveil alongside the next iPhone, according to a Bloomberg report.

Rumor Mill: Google to unveil first Android One phones in India on Sept. 15

Google sent out invitations for a media event in India on Sept. 15, according to gadget website NDTV, where it is expected to formally announce the first low-cost smartphones as part of its Android One initiative.

Analysts expect boffo Q4 from AT&T with 12.5M postpaid devices sold

The expected launch of Apple's iPhone 6 is likely going to be a boon for many carriers, but will especially juice AT&T Mobility's numbers, according to a new research report from financial analysts at Jefferies. Jefferies analysts Mike McCormack, Scott Goldman and Tudor Mustata wrote in a research note that AT&T is expected to sell 12.5 million postpaid devices in the fourth quarter, which would be up 36 percent from the 9.6 million it sold during the fourth quarter of 2013.

Iliad remains open to improving its bid for T-Mobile US

French mobile and Internet firm Iliad is still open to working with other companies to improve its offer for T-Mobile US, but it is not saying which partners it is exploring its options with, according to comments from Iliad CFO Thomas Reynaud.

Report: Apple unlikely to start shipping iWatch until early 2015

Apple is expected to announce its first wearable device at its Sept. 9 media event, but according to a new Re/code report it won't be shipping the gadget until a few months after that, likely in early 2015.

AT&T offers customers $100 credit if they activate a smartphone via Next upgrade plan

AT&T Mobility is giving a $100 bill credit to new and existing customers who activate a new line of service with a smartphone under AT&T's Next device installment plan. The promotional offer, which runs through Sept. 30, is the latest in a series of price cuts and offers among the Tier 1 carriers to lure switchers.

Nokia to bring HERE mapping platform to Android via partnership with Samsung

Nokia said it will bring its HERE mapping platform to devices that run Google's Android software starting with Samsung Electronics' Galaxy smartphones. The deal represents a major win for Nokia since the company sold its devices business to Microsoft in April.

Rumor Mill: Sprint, SoftBank to combine forces and launch Sony Xperia Z3

Sprint and its parent SoftBank will partner with Sony Mobile Communications to launch Sony's next flagship Xperia-branded smartphone, according to multiple reports. The launch would represent the first time either carrier partnered with Sony for a phone rollout.

Apple will reportedly include NFC, powered by NXP, for mobile payments in iPhone 6

Now that Apple has officially notified the world that it is hosting a media event Sept. 9, the rumors about its next products are flying fast and furious. One major new one is that, according to Wired, the next iPhone will contain support for Near Field Communications technology for mobile payments.