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RIM adds one million EMEA customers in three weeks

RIM sees continued growth in customer base in EMEA region

RIM adds one million EMEA customers in three weeks
The BlackBerry Bold and Curve models are top sellers in markets such as the UAE and Saudi, says RIM.

Research in Motion has announced that it's BlackBerry handset has won over one million customers in the EMEA region in the past three weeks.

Citing figures from analyst company GfK, Patrick Spence, managing director of RIM EMEA, said the company was the leading smartphone brand in the Netherlands, South Africa and the UK, as well as showing strong growth in Middle East markets.

Last month RIM posted weaker than expected revenue for the first quarter of 2011, down 12% to $4.9 billion.

Spence said that RIM continues to focus on customers in the EMEA region.

"Thank you to the over one million new customers who have joined the BlackBerry community across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in the last three weeks alone. We're excited by the continued momentum we're experiencing across EMEA, and are appreciative of the amazing efforts of our application developer partners, our operator partners, our retail partners, and our distributor partners who have helped us make this happen," he said.

"Here in EMEA, we remain focused on enhancing the BlackBerry experience for existing customers, and welcoming more and more people to the BlackBerry community every single day," Spence added.

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