MacDailyNews Take: Verizon’s “Buy One BlackBerry, Get One Free” has been artificially padding RIM’s U.S. numbers for multiple quarters.
Electronista reports, “Despite selling a record 11.2 million BlackBerries in its last quarter, its sales revenue outside of the US fell 1.4 percent overall. Its performance in the US was mostly propped up by the launch of the Bold 9650 and Buy One Get One deals like those at Verizon that guaranteed two units sold for the price of one.”
Electronista reports, “Some of the steepest declines were in countries that are normally safe. UK revenue dropped 3.7 percent in the spring; even in RIM’s home country of Canada, revenue was down 3.3 percent.”
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