|RIM Signs Licensing Agreement with Sony Ericsson|
Posted: 24-Dec-2003 [Source: RIM]
[RIM and Sony Ericsson sign "Blackberry Connect" licensing agreement allowing SE to use Blackberry's email technology in their mobile handsets.]
RIM announces they have signed a global agreement with Sony Ericsson under RIM's 'BlackBerry ConnectTM' licensing program. Earlier this year, RIM introduced the 'BlackBerry Connect' licensing program to enable mobile device manufacturers to equip their handsets with the integrated ability to connect to BlackBerry Enterprise ServerTM and BlackBerry Web ClientTM services using the same BlackBerry wireless architecture and infrastructure that has been approved and deployed by carriers and customers around the world. Further details of the Sony Ericsson/RIM agreement and product plans will be announced at a later date.
RIM also released Q3 results:
Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2004 was $153.9 million, up 22% from $125.7 million in the previous quarter and up 107% from $74.2 million in the same quarter of last year. The revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 56% for handhelds, 29% for service, 9% for software licences and 6% for OEM radios and other revenue. The total number of BlackBerry subscribers increased by approximately 154,000 from the prior quarter to approximately 865,000 subscribers.
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