BlackBerry Ltd. on Friday reported its first net quarterly profit in two years, though revenue was down by about a one-third from a year earlier. The Canadian smartphone maker said in a press release Friday it had net income of $28 million US for the quarter, compared to loss of $423 million US during the same quarter a year before. The last time BlackBerry reported a positive bottom line was for the three months ended March 2, 2013. Revenue of $660 million US in the latest quarter compared to $976 million US a year before. BlackBerry said 42 per cent of its revenue came from hardware, 47 per cent from services and 10 per cent from software. The company said it sold 1.6 million smartphones in the quarter, and recognized revenue on 1.3 million of those sales. Software revenue rose 20 per cent from a year earlier to $20 million US, BlackBerry said. In the year-earlier period, it also reported revenue on 1.3 million smartphones, at which time it said 37 per cent of revenue came from hardware, 56 per cent from services and 7 per cent from software.