CORRECTED-BlackBerry reports quarterly profit, 1 mln sales of new Z10

Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:33am EDT
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(Corrects paragraph 3 to show year-earlier loss of $125 million rather than profit of $9 million)

TORONTO, March 28 (Reuters) - BlackBerry announced better than expected results on Thursday, driven by demand for its new touchscreen device which holds the key to a successful turnaround for the smartphone maker.

BlackBerry, based in Waterloo, Ontario-based, said it sold about 1 million of the new Z10 device in the quarter, and shipped roughly 6 million smartphones in the quarter ended March 2.

Net income in the quarter was $98 million, or 19 cents a share, compared with a year-earlier loss of $125 million, or 24 cents a share. (Reporting by Euan Rocha; Editing by Janet Guttsman)