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RIM: Earnings show we're still in the game

BlackBerry maker's third-quarter results beat Wall Street estimates, demonstrating that it's still a big player in the smartphone market.

Sam Diaz Senior editor, ZDNet
Sam Diaz is a senior editor at ZDNet. He has been a technology and business blogger, reporter and editor at the Washington Post, San Jose Mercury News, and Fresno Bee for more than 18 years.
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Research In Motion today beat Wall Street's estimates for the third quarter, showing that the maker of the BlackBerry is far from being a has-been in the smartphone game.

For the quarter ending November 27, the company reported net profit of $911.1 million, or $1.74 per share, on revenue of $5.49 billion. Wall Street had been expecting earnings of $1.64 per share on revenue of $5.4 billion. (Click here to see the statement and a preview.)

The company said 82 percent of the revenue came from devices, while 15 percent was attributed to services. The company shipped about 14.2 million devices and added about 5.1 million net new subscribers in the quarter, taking the subscriber account base to over 55 million. Analysts had been expecting 5.2 million new subscribers.

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