RIM has record Blackberry sales!
RIM announced its quarterly earnings on Thursday, showing record BlackBerry smartphone sales and a 59 percent increase in Q3 profit, smashing expectations.
Another notable figure was that 80 percent of all new subscribers were non-corporate, showing that RIM's push into the consumer smartphone market is working. RIM originally sold mainly to corporate customers but has moved towards the larger non-corporate market with phones such as the BlackBerry Pearl and Storm.
"The consumer side is growing real fast," co-Chief Executive Jim Balsillie added. "It's not like this isn't a competitive space with big companies trying to do well and yet we're No. 1."
10 million BlackBerry units were sold in the quarter, a record for the company. In comparison, Apple sold 7.4 million iPhones in the same quarter, although they make higher margins per phone.
Those are good result but IMO not fair to compare the iPhone with the BB. The BB has so many models out there on every provider in the US whereas the iPhone has one model on one carrier. If the iPhone was not exclusive to AT&T the iPhone would trounce BB
RIM sold 10 million BlackBerry units, how many models of blackberry are out there right now? the iphone alone sold 7.4 million ... For me this is the difference!
Inflated numbers on rim's part as well. You don't see iphone bogo deals and how many of us got burnt twice buying a tour after that cluster fudge of a storm1 release.
The true test will be Q4 with the droid entering the cdma market and my carrier launching the iphone.
Congrats rim you did it burning the end user one at a time. I don't think there is another blackberry in my near future.
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WHAT DO YOU MEAN THAT THE IPHONE IS COMING TO YOUR CARRIER????
It is supposed to be coming to Telus soon.
Originally Posted by RICKING
I say, "good for RIM", maybe they'll make enough money to get these operating systems straightened out better and then they'll sell even more units.
Personally, I could give a rip, Both companies make way more than I do, and they don't seem to care what their customers really want, only how their bottom line looks. If i took that attitude toward customers, i'd be out of a job.
Actually I think apple has done a pretty good job giving the consumer what they want. Unfortunately they got stuck with ATT. RIM also has done a fairly good job, not as good as Apple IMO, but then again VZW are the ones who dictate to RIM what they want so you can't blame RIM entirely. But I understand what you are getting at
Originally Posted by Bugly
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