Blackberry’s surprise profit

Kate McCann
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SMARTPHONE maker Blackberry yesterday announced a surprise profit, which pushed up its share price by nine per cent.

The Canadian firm, which made an $84m loss last year, announced a $23m (£14m) net profit for the first three months of this year. The news came despite a $966m drop in revenue, a 69 per cent fall.

Shares jumped 12 per cent on early trading, despite an adjusted loss overall of $60m for the quarter.

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