RIM announces preliminary 3Q results

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Today marks the day RIM steps up to announce their preliminary results for the third quarter, ending December 2nd. We’ll go over this more thoroughly soon enough, but for now, check the official press release. Mr. Balsillie should be sporting a smile right about now.

Revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 was $835.1 million, up 26.8% from $658.5 million in the previous quarter and up 49% from $560.6 million in the same quarter of last year. The revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 75% for handhelds, 17% for service, 5% for software, and 3% for other revenue. Approximately 875,000 BlackBerry subscriber accounts were added in the quarter. At the end of the quarter, the total BlackBerry subscriber account base was approximately 7 million. Revenue and subscriber account additions will not be impacted by the restatement referenced above.