RIM to release Q3 2009 financial statement today - what do you expect?

As we’ve stated many times recently on BlackBerry Cool, today is easily RIM’s biggest day of the year. At the sound of the bell, RIM will release their Q3 2009 financial report, which will be the final word on how far RIM slipped in 2008, and what the future holds in the year to come. Here’s what CNBC’s Jim Goldman is looking for today:

That’s what we know. What we don’t know is how RIM will guide the Street. The company has a history of being conservative, like Apple, so the question now is just how moderate the company will be. RBC Dominion’s Mike Abramsky is expecting the company to guide to 2.6 million to 2.8 million new subs and 7.1 million to 7.4 million units shipped with an average selling price of $328. The Street is looking for 87 cents for the company’s fourth fiscal quarter earnings per share on $3 billion in revenue. RBC is looking for a little less, probably around 80 cents to 83 cents a share on $2.9 billion to $3 billion in revenue.

Post a comment and let us know what you’re expecting to see from RIM today. Of course, we’ll have all the info up as soon as it’s available, and we’re liveblogging the hell out of RIM’s 5pm conference call.

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