Research in Motion posted first quarter results for fiscal year 2010 yesterday and, for only the second time in its history, the BlackBerry maker saw a decline in subscriber growth dropping to 3.8 million net new subscribers down from 3.9 million the previous quarter. The rest of RIMs numbers were pretty good and the BlackBerry actually saw on overall increase in its U.S. leading market share.
“We are starting fiscal 2010 with strong financial performance and impressive market share gains, including a 55% share of the U.S. smartphone market according to IDC’s latest estimate,” said Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO at RIM. “The industry leading BlackBerry product portfolio is driving strong customer demand around the world and our penetration of new market segments continues to expand. We are particularly excited about the strength of our product portfolio for fiscal 2010 and we are looking forward to driving continued growth and profitability in our business throughout the remainder of the year.”