Waterloo-based RIM sailed passed a massive milestone this past quarter by shipping their 100 millionth BlackBerry device. They also recorded another record by shipping 11.2 million devices last quarter alone, up 43% from last year. This has raised the total subscribers to 46 million worldwide.
Co-CEO of RIM Jim Balsillie said “RIM achieved significant earnings growth and shipped a record 11.2 million devices during the first quarter, including its 100 millionth BlackBerry smartphone. We continue to be focused on growing our business globally and we believe that the range of exciting new BlackBerry products being released in the coming months will create significant opportunities to accelerate RIM’s growth in the second half of the fiscal year.”
This “range of exciting new BlackBerry products” are rumoured to be the heavily leaked BlackBerry 9800 Slider, 9300 Curve, 9670 clamshell, touchscreen Curve and a touchscreen Bold.