Originally Posted By: BBC News
Blackberry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has seen its second-quarter profits more than double on the back of surging subscriber numbers.

For the three months to 1 September, the Canadian firm made a net profit of $287.7m (141m), compared with $140.2m for the same period in 2006.

RIM said the profit jump, which beat market targets, was helped by global users breaking the 10-million mark.

Blackberry is the market leader in handheld e-mail devices.

RIM said its revenues in the second quarter also more than doubled, reaching $1.37bn from $658.5m, as it added 1.45 million subscribers.

It now expects revenues for the current quarter to pass $1.6bn.

For the first time ever, I actually wouldnt mind a Blackberry.

Years ago they looked crap, and could only offer email, which my smatphone of the time could do anyway. But nowadays, they have become extremely good at the solutions they offer, they offer more things and their handsets have become stylish as well.

BBC News Report