BlackBerry Ltd. posted a $207-million US net loss in its quarterly report released Friday, though it saw bump in the number of devices it derived revenue from in comparison to the previous period. In its second quarter, which ended Aug. 30, the company posted revenue of $916 million US, down from $966 million US in the previous quarter and $1.57 billion US in the same period last year, though it recorded a net loss of $965 million US in that quarter, according to a press release. On Wednesday, the company introduced the Passport, its latest smartphone aimed at a business audience. During the quarter, BlackBerry continued a series of acquisitions of security and enterprise-focused businesses by buying a German encryption company, among other purchases. Revenue for the quarter was an even split between hardware and services, which both accounted for 46 per cent of the total, with eight per cent coming from software. BlackBerry said in the release it had $3.1 billion US in cash and reserves at the end of the quarter, the same amount it had reported for the previous quarter. The company said it saw revenue from the sale of 2.1 million devices in the quarter while actually selling 2.4 million devices to customers, including inventory that was accounted for in the previous quarter. In its previous, the company said it saw revenue from the sale of 1.6 million devices.