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Thanksgiving Weekend Was A Hit For RIM

CrazyturkeyI was just reading a great article about BlackBerry sales this past Thanksgiving on Seeking Alpha. It seems that even though RIM was not celebrating Thanksgiving in Canada they did quite well and have much to be thankful for with over 1.7 million new subscribers so far this quarter.

Seeking Alpha has some really great stats on how RIM did this past weekend. I guess they really may be able to justify the crazy high stock price during this coming holiday season. The only part that confused me was that it said Sprint did badly since it did not have any new devices. Last time I checked they have the same devices Verizon has.

Sales of Research In Motion Ltd.’s  BlackBerry Curve were strong at AT&T stores over this past weekend, while Verizon also saw healthy sales after the recent launch of the CDMA Pearl. However, BlackBerry sales at Sprint were weak due to the lack of new devices at the U.S. wireless service provider’s stores.

Those are the findings of a recent Canaccord Adams survey of 30 consumer electronics stores. Following U.S. Thanksgiving this past Thursday, Black Friday kicked off the busy weekend traditionally considered the start of holiday shopping season.

Read the rest of the short article on on Seeking Alpha

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  1. Sprint never had the 8130 for thanksgiving, it was released shortly after, which could explain their failing to pull in for thanksgiving.

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