RIM announced its first quarter results and revealed it has passed the 100 million BlackBerry mark:
RIM today broke another company record as it shipped 11.2 million BlackBerries in its spring quarter. The milestone was a 43 percent spike over results a year ago and also saw RIM sell its 100 millionth BlackBerry since it began selling the devices as phones. About 4.9 million of these were new to BlackBerry service, and 46 million BlackBerry accounts are still active.
The company attributed a lot of its sales to those outside of North America; about 40 percent of them were from outside the area, RIM said. It believed it could have shipped more if supply of certain phones hadn't been tight. Some of this came from already high demand of the Curve 8500 line. Low prices on many of the phones were credited to the jump, including Verizon's Buy One Get One giveaways.