Loss from BlackBerry smartphone sales declines




BlackBerry has performed better than expected in the last quarter. While the company sold fewer smartphones than in previous periods, but the average sales price did increase. BlackBerry suffered a loss of $ 89 million, about 82 million euros.

Sales of smartphones in the quarter came in at 700,000 units, while there were still sold 800,000 units in the previous quarter. That said BlackBerry CEO John Chen in a conference call with investors. Yet scored BlackBerry for the first time in a long time higher revenues than in the previous quarter, a turnover of 548 million dollars has been rotated with respect to 490 million dollars in the previous quarter. There seems to have come to an end the long period of revenue decline which the company has been struggling for several years.

The increase in revenues is mainly due to an increase in the average selling price. Where BlackBerry got in the last quarter have averaged $ 240 per unit, is increased in the quarter to $ 315 per unit. Probably has to do with the introduction of the Android smartphone Priv. Also, income from software services increases.

According to Chen, the numbers show that his company is on the right track to become healthy again. As expected in the current quarter that hardwaretak weather is going to make a profit. Also expects the Canadian company that continues to grow, the growth in revenues from software.

Chen had previously know that there are profits to be made ​​next year on smartphones, and that his company would consider else to stop their sale. BlackBerry thus seems on course to reach that target. Chen will be the declining trend in the sales numbers have yet to return.


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