Record BlackBerry Sales for RIM in Q3

Research In Motion, in a frantic fight to keep its BlackBerry sales

strong in the face of fierce competition from Apple’s iPhones and

smartphones based on Google’s Android operating system, announced

strong third-quarter financial numbers Dec. 16, ahead of analyst

expectations.

Fueled by such devices as the BlackBerry Torch and

Curve, RIM reported record BlackBerry smartphone sales, revenues of

$5.49 billion, and 5.1 million new BlackBerry subscriber accounts.

RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsilie said the numbers reflected

the company’s strong product lines and the anticipation around upcoming

offerings, include its Playbook tablet, which is expected to hit the

market in 2011.

“RIM’s business continues to grow and diversify as

BlackBerry adoption accelerates in markets around the world,” Balsillie

said in a statement. “With strong results and momentum from our recent

product introductions, as well as growing excitement from our partners

and customers around upcoming smartphone, tablet, software and services

offerings, we are setting the stage for continuing success.”

For more, read the eWeek article: RIM Sees Record BlackBerry Sales in Third Quarter.

CIO Insight Staff
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