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RIM: Growth Rules the Day

The BlackBerry maker is enrolling subscribers at an accelerating rate, but are service outages a sign Research In Motion is growing too fast?

If you were among those expecting the economic downturn and post-holiday blahs to punish BlackBerry maker Research In Motion like it has so many other technology companies, then think again.

The pace of BlackBerry subscriber growth is not only not slowing with the pace of most everything else—it's accelerating. RIM (RIMM) announced on Feb. 21 it expects to have 14 million subscribers by the close of the quarter ending Mar. 1. That would mark a gain of more than 2 million subscribers since early December and beat the company's previous forecast of 1.8 million by more than 20%.