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Report: Lenovo wanted to bid for BlackBerry, but Canadian government signaled opposition

Chinese PC and smartphone maker Lenovo did pursue a bid for BlackBerry, but the Canadian government effectively quashed any chance of a takeover by indicating to BlackBerry it would block the deal because of national security concerns, according to a  Globe and Mail  report.

Huawei plans $600M investment in '5G,' rules out M&A

Huawei said it will invest at least $600 million (€444 million) in research for so-called "5G" technology over the next four years, as the Chinese vendor outlined a growth strategy based on R&D strength and a strong consumer business rather than on acquisitions.

BlackBerry calls off sale

BlackBerry has abandoned plans to sell off the company, and has announced the departure of CEO Thorsten Heins.   Neither Fairfax Financial or any of the other intereste

Interim BlackBerry CEO Chen has turnaround experience, but faces challenges

BlackBerry is turning to former Sybase CEO John Chen to turn around its struggling business as its interim CEO, and will be banking on his history as a turnaround specialist. However, despite his background, Chen faces formidable challenges in reviving BlackBerry, analysts say.

BlackBerry halts sale process, gets $1B investment and ousts CEO Heins

BlackBerry announced it halted its plans to go private in a $4.7 billion deal led by Fairfax Financial Holdings, its largest shareholder, and will instead receive a $1 billion capital injection form Fairfax and other institutional investors. BlackBerry also effectively ousted CEO Thorsten Heins.

Rockstar, backed by Apple, blasts Google and Android handset makers with patent lawsuits

After years of reverse-engineering electronics gadgets and looking for infringing products, a patent consortium owned by Apple, Microsoft, Ericsson, Sony, EMC and BlackBerry has filed a battery of lawsuits against Google and Android manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, Huawei and others. The action opens another, major front in the patent-infringement war that has engulfed virtually all of the world's major mobile players.

2013 Wireless industry nightmares

Today is Halloween, so it's time to pull out your costumes, light up your jack-o-lanterns, turn on a horror movie or two--and of course, go trick-or-treating (either by yourself or… with your kids). It's also time to take a light-hearted break from the third-quarter earnings season rush: Just like we did in 2012 and 2011, FierceWireless in 2013 has taken a look inside the minds of some of the industry's top executives to see what really scares them. These nightmares are scenarios that could plausibly come to pass within the next year.

Report: BlackBerry met with Facebook to discuss potential bid

BlackBerry executives visited Facebook last week to see if the social networking giant had any interest in a potential bid for the company, according to a  Wall Street Journal  report.

Report: Former Apple CEO Sculley considers BlackBerry purchase

Add former Apple CEO John Sculley to list of reported potential bidders for BlackBerry, according to a Globe and Mail article.

BlackBerry trumpets 10M downloads of cross-platform Messenger app

BlackBerry said that within the first 24 hours of availability, more than 10 million users had downloaded the cross-platform version of its signature Messenger app for Google's Android and Apple's iOS platforms. The BBM rollout is a bright spot for the struggling smartphone maker, which is considering going private and is reportedly being circled by other potential buyers.