RIM’s last hurrah?…
R.I.M. said it shipped 14.2 million BlackBerrys in the quarter, narrowly beating Apple’s iPhone sales in its latest quarter, which ended in September. Most of R.I.M.’s growth is now coming from markets outside the United States, Canada and Britain, where the BlackBerry is the business phone of choice.
Forty-eight percent of R.I.M.’s subscriber base at the end of the quarter was international. Mr. Balsillie acknowledged some disappointment in subscriber additions in North America this year.