BlackBerry Sales Beat Expectations Despite the slowing economy, sales of BlackBerry devices are booming. BlackBerry maker Research In Motion said it added more than 2 million new subscribers in the first three months of the year.

BlackBerry Sales Beat Expectations

BlackBerry Sales Beat Expectations

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Despite the slowing economy, sales of BlackBerry devices are booming. BlackBerry maker Research In Motion said it added more than 2 million new subscribers in the first three months of the year.

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And demand for BlackBerry's is booming. The company the makes the BlackBerry, Research In Motion, says it gained more than 2 million new customers in the most recent quarter. NPR's Wendy Kaufman has more.

WENDY KAUFMAN: Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of the company, spoke to reporters and analysts in a conference call late yesterday.

JIM BALSILLIE: It's been an exiting year at R.I.M., with the introduction of a record number of new devices, numerous new software introductions, and a strong focus on expanding our distribution channels.

KAUFMAN: Wendy Kaufman, NPR News.

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