Just a couple of days after unveiling the BlackBerry Passport, the folks in Waterloo have another announcement to make: their Q2 FY15 results.
BlackBerry reports that during Q2 FY15, it sold around 2.1 million smartphones. Meanwhile, approximately 2.4 million BlackBerry phones were sold to end customers, which includes devices that were shipped before the start of Q2 FY15. BlackBerry also says that it’s now got 91 million monthly active BBM users, up from 85 million in Q1 FY15.
On the financial side of things, BlackBerry pulled in a revenue of $916 million for the quarter. It also recorded a net loss of $207 million, which is an improvement from the $965 million loss that hit BlackBerry in Q2 FY14.
Finally, BlackBerry CEO John Chen reports that the BlackBerry Passport has had 200,000 orders since it went on sale Wednesday. That’s not bad considering BlackBerry’s recent sales numbers, and it’ll be interesting to see if the BlackBerry Classic and its more traditional BlackBerry form factor can perform even better when it launches later this year.
As usual, I’m listening in to BlackBerry’s Q2 FY15 earnings call, and I’ll be sure to update you with any other juicy tidbits of info that John Chen and Co. have to share.
Have any of you ordered a BlackBerry Passport?