BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen speaks during the official launch of the Passport smartphone in Toronto in this file photo taken September 24, 2014. REUTERS/Aaron Harris
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BlackBerry's net loss narrowed to 2 cents a share, excluding onetime items, in the fiscal second quarter that ended Aug. 30, the firm said Friday in a statement.The Passport sold out in 6 hours on BlackBerry's website and within 10 hours on Amazon.com, he said. The phone was introduced two days ago, after the end of the fiscal second quarter. About 2.4 million BlackBerry smartphones were sold to customers in the quarter, and the company recognized hardware revenue on about 2.1 million of them.The company posted a net loss of $207 million, or 39 cents a share, in the fiscal second quarter, compared with a loss of $965 million, or $1.84, a year ago. Revenue declined 42 percent from a year ago to $916 million in the quarter, short of the $950 million estimated by analysts.
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