Balances for BlackBerry maker, while Nokia's plans for the N9 carry some implications for its Windows Phone release last this year.

This article titled “Smartphone news: RIM gains 1m in Europe, while Nokia’s N9 gets limited release” was written by Charles Arthur, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 8th July 2011 17.16 UTC

For RIM, it’s swings and roundabouts: after our analysis showing that RIM lost 1m BlackBerry users in the US in the past three months, the company has announced that it has gained 1m users in Europe in just the past three weeks.

Which led to the follwing: Patrick Spence, Managing Director, EMEA, Research In Motion, said: “Thank you to the over one million new customers who have joined the BlackBerry community across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in the last three weeks alone. We’re excited by the continued momentum we’re experiencing across EMEA, and are appreciative of the amazing efforts of our application developer partners, our operator partners, our retail partners, and our distributor partners who have helped us make this happen.”

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