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BlackBerry parent Research in Motion loses subscribers for first time
The Los Angeles Times ^ | Thursday, December 20, 2012 | Andrea Chang

Posted on 12/20/2012 7:10:44 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

For the first time, struggling BlackBerry maker Research in Motion saw a decline in its subscriber base, reporting that the number of customers declined to 79 million in its fiscal third quarter.

Three months ago, the Canadian company had 80 million subscribers.

Revenue for the third quarter was $2.7 billion, down 47% from $5.2 billion in the same quarter a year earlier. The company posted a loss of $9 million, or 2 cents a share, compared with a profit of $265 million, or 51 cents a share, a year earlier.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackberry; rimm; telecom

1 posted on 12/20/2012 7:10:52 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!


2 posted on 12/20/2012 7:13:35 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

My wife has had four Blackberry’s and none of them was worth the money we paid for it. IMHO.


3 posted on 12/20/2012 7:13:40 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Oh well. There go some more jobs.

I remember when it seemed like everyone had a Blackberry. The technology just didn’t keep up with Droid, IPhone, etc.


4 posted on 12/20/2012 7:16:37 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: MinorityRepublican

They lost me late this summer.


5 posted on 12/20/2012 7:19:55 PM PST by Trod Upon (Civilian disarmament is the precursor to democide.)
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To: Squawk 8888

No wonder they lost subscribers.

That smartphone will never fit in anybody’s pocket or any lady’s purse.


6 posted on 12/20/2012 7:31:08 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: fatnotlazy

RIM sat on its laurals a little too long. I also had a Blackberry, but when it died, I went Windows.


7 posted on 12/20/2012 7:33:35 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’m pretty sure that at least some federal agencies switched from blackberry to iphone recently.


8 posted on 12/20/2012 8:22:48 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’ve used Blackberry for several years; but when I recently got a phone, I learned why they are on the way out. For starters, my company has to dedicate a server to enterprise software, in order for me to sync to email....so they encouraged me to try something else. Next there is an extra twenty dollar a month charge to use a Blackberry with ATT. Finally...although there were models on display, the employees at the ATT store scoffed at the idea of buying one. They are in for a rapid decline.


9 posted on 12/20/2012 8:32:26 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Doesn’t BO use a BlackBerry?

Think he’ll switch to an iPhone?


10 posted on 12/20/2012 8:55:29 PM PST by thecodont
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To: MinorityRepublican
I'll keep mine as long as they are around simply because I don't value bells and whistles. As long as I have my last 8-10 years of contacts and I can make a call and send a text or email I'm cool...
11 posted on 12/20/2012 9:00:54 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: MinorityRepublican

it’s frightening...I read this entire posting...to the end, even that large picture, and I have no idea of what you’re talking about....none.!!


12 posted on 12/20/2012 9:01:06 PM PST by terycarl
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To: montanajoe

I am on my 5th Blackberry. I also have an iPhone that I used for a couple months. I need two phones to have my regular cell number and capture a landline in a different zone from my home.

I have the iPhone forward to the Blackberry. I find the iPhone very irritating that I have to swish it to get to the email instead of having it on the screen. I never browse on it because I use my iPad for that. Voicemail and email are all I want on a phone.


13 posted on 12/21/2012 12:16:42 AM PST by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: angry elephant

Note to self:

Do some research on them fancy new CB telephones everybody seems to be buying.

Do I need one? If not, why does everyone else? Very interesting.


14 posted on 12/22/2012 12:37:01 AM PST by tdscpa
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