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News | 05/09/2005 4:00 am EDT

BlackBerry tops 3-million subscriber mark
Research in Motion Ltd. has announced that the subscriber count to its popular, and seemingly ubiquitous, BlackBerry device has topped the three million mark, with approximately one million new subscribers added in the past six months alone. RIM reached its first million subscribers in February 2004 and then 10 months later had topped the two-million mark. “With over 50,000 retail points of presence, accelerated geographic expansion and the anticipated addition of 100 new carriers in 2005, we are scaling our operations for the five million and 10 million subscriber milestones,” RIM chair and co-CEO Jim Balsillie said in a news release.

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