Research In Motion has reported a 67.5% increase in second quarter profit to $796.7 million, despite the recent threats to its market share.
Revenue was up 31% year-on-year to $4.62 billion, from the addition of around 4.5 million new BlackBerry subscribers, RIM said.
The company said it now has a subscriber base of over 50 million. Shipments were up 45% year-on-year to 12.1 million, bringing the total number of BlackBerrys shipped to around 115 million.
RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie gave a rosy forecast for the next quarter. “We expect a continuation of [Q2's] momentum in the third quarter as we extend the rollout of new products including the BlackBerry Torch into additional markets,” he said.