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A very fond Fierce farewell

FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein bids goodbye in his final column for the publication and reflects on how the wireless industry has changed during the seven years of his tenure.

BlackBerry's Chen keeps focus on software deals even as Priv smartphone gets Verizon support

Even as BlackBerry rolls out its first smartphone running a version of Google's Android platform, the Priv, the company remains focused on bulking up its software prowess and may pursue more acquisitions, according to CEO John Chen.

BlackBerry bets on security, privacy to set the Priv apart- but the question is whether consumers will want it

BlackBerry is betting big on the Priv, its new smartphone that runs a modified version of Google's Android platform. However, analysts are skeptical about whether the security-focused phone can help deliver a hit for BlackBerry and keep the company's hardware business afloat.

Wireless in the third quarter of 2015

How did the wireless industry perform in the third quarter of 2015? In this earnings summary, we list results from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

BlackBerry's Chen: We'll exit the smartphone biz in a year if we can't make it profitable

BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the company would consider getting out of the smartphone business in a year if it's not making money selling phones. Chen had previously said that he would consider exiting the handset business if it was not profitable, but had not given a timeframe for doing so.

BlackBerry CEO confirms Android smartphone and fiscal Q2 GAAP profit

BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the pending launch of the company's first Android smartphone forms part of an effort to accelerate a return to profitability at the company's hardware division.

BlackBerry to release Android-based 'Priv' smartphone this year with support from all major carriers

At a time when BlackBerry's smartphone hardware business is shrinking, the company confirmed it will release a security and privacy-focused phone later this year called the "Priv" running on a modified version of Google's Android platform. BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the firm is working "with all of the major carriers" on the launch of the phone and thinks the company's security heritage will set it apart. However, BlackBerry reported revenue for its fiscal second quarter that missed analysts' expectations and a wider-than-expected loss.

BlackBerry's software revenue in focus for earnings as new photo of Android phone leaks

BlackBerry reports results for its second fiscal quarter tomorrow, and the company's progress on growing its software revenue will again be in focus, as it was last quarter, with some analysts skeptical that BlackBerry can grow enterprise software sales as much as it hopes this year. Meanwhile, a new photo and details of BlackBerry's rumored phone running Google's Android platform leaked online.

BlackBerry to buy Good Technology for $425M, combining #2 and 3 vendors in enterprise mobility management

BlackBerry said it plans to buy longtime mobile enterprise rival Good Technology for $425 million, a move that would combine the world's second and third largest suppliers of enterprise mobility management software and would roughly double BlackBerry's market share in the space. The action also will likely simplify the sales enterprise process for wireless carriers; most U.S. carriers resell enterprise mobility management products from both companies.

BlackBerry's Chen acknowledges need for more apps as rumored Android phone appears in new leaked photos

BlackBerry CEO John Chen admitted that his company's smartphones still do not give customers access to enough apps to be competitive with Apple's iPhones or those running Google's Android platform. And while Chen stopped short of confirming that the company is producing a phone running on Android, new photos of the rumored gadget popped up online.