Research in Motion has posted a revenue gain of 31 per cent in its second-quarter financial results despite a rough few months in which various governments have threatened to ban BlackBerry services.
The firm has suffered from a lot of negative attention in the past few months, including the demands to hand over private data and increasing competition from Apple smartphones and the Android operating system.
Jim Balsillie, co-chief executive at the firm, said that the company had sold a record number of handsets during the quarter, and expects sales of the BlackBerry Torch to drive further sales.
"RIM set another new record in the quarter by shipping over 12 million BlackBerry smartphones," he said.
"This accomplishment, and RIM's solid financial results during the second quarter, were driven by effective business execution and strong demand for BlackBerry smartphones and services in markets around the world."
Balsillie claimed that RIM added 4.5 million new customers during the quarter, taking the total to more than 50 million.
"We expect a continuation of this momentum in the third quarter as we extend the rollout of new products, including the BlackBerry Torch, into additional markets, and benefit from heavy promotional activities and increasing customer demand as we head into the holiday buying season," he said.
Revenues during the quarter rose by 31 per cent from $4.24bn to $4.62bn (£2.7bn to £2.95bn), while net income went from $475.6m (£303m) in the same period last year to $796.7m (£491m). Some 79 per cent of the revenues came from hardware sales.
RIM made no mention of the controversies it has faced over the period, which saw countries including India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) insist that the firm hand over its encryption keys or store user data locally.
RIM is currently two weeks into a 60-day reprieve of the India ban, which could still go ahead.
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