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RIM revenues also rose 40% year-on-year

BlackBerry shipments rise 40%

Research In Motion shipped 14.2 million BlackBerry smartphones in its fiscal third quarter, which ended on 27 November.

That’s up 40 per cent year-on-year, despite stiff competition from iPhone and Android in RIM’s key North American markets.

RIM’s revenues were also up 40 per cent year-on-year, to $5.5 billion, as the company added around 5.1 million net new BlackBerry subscriber accounts in its Q3, bringing the total to more than 55 million.

RIM reported net income for its Q3 of $911.1 million, up from $796.7 million a year ago.

During the ensuing analyst call, co-CEO Jim Balsillie claimed that BlackBerry is "the number one smartphone in several markets in Western Europe, including the UK" – claiming a 40% smartphone market share in the latter.

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