In addition to the news announcements, the company also released a number of significant new numbers and statistics on RIM and BlackBerry, including subscriber levels, carrier partners, developers and much more.
Anyone who reads the modern tech press knows that much doom and gloom has surrounded RIM in recent days. But the company still looks impressive on paper; many of these numbers speak for themselves.
Check out the list below for RIM’s most recently released BlackBerry stats.
More than 150 million BlackBerry smartphones sold to date
14.9 million BlackBerry smartphones sold in the last quarter
More than 595 BlackBerry carrier and distribution partners in over 175 countries
More than 250,000 BlackBerry Enterprise Servers (BES) deployed
370,000 registered BlackBerry software developers
More than 17,500 RIM employees “currently focused on making BlackBerry and PlayBook better than ever,” according to RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis
More than 1.5 million BlackBerry App World downloads each day
Roughly 33.4 million active Facebook for BlackBerry users
Approximately 7.2 million active Twitter for BlackBerry users
43 million active BlackBerry Messenger users
RIM has seen 110 percent growth in active BlackBerry Messenger users over past 12 months
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