Feeds

Subs up at RIM

Patent woes lifted

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Signups to Research in Motion’s data service hit 625,000 in its fourth quarter as the handheld vendors’ patent problems straightened themselves out.

The firm expects subscriber additions to rise further in the current quarter, it added, as it released its latest results yesterday.

Revenues for the quarter ending 4 March came in at $561.2m, up 39 per cent on the year. Profits were $18.4m, compared with last year’s $2.6m loss. This year’s profits included a settlement and litigation provision of $162.5m.

The firm settled its long-running patent suit with NTP in the quarter. At one point, it looked as if it might have to pull its service in the US. The lifting of this threat helped boost subscriber additions to 625,000 it said.

Things should pick up further in the first quarter with additions jumping to 675,000. First quarter revenues should be $580m to $610m, with GAAP earnings per share of $0.60 to $0.65.

Full year revenues were up 53 per cent to $2.07bn, while profits were $382m, compared to $213m the previous year. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Scale data protection with your virtual environment
To scale at the rate of virtualization growth, data protection solutions need to adopt new capabilities and simplify current features.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?