It lives! BlackBerry might not be dead after all

As if from the grave…

BlackBerry has finally reported revenue growth, ending a grim two-year streak.

The Canadian smartphone maker posted revenues of $548 million, marking a 12% rise on last quarter.

Those revenues cover the three-month period leading up to November.

It’s BlackBerry’s first revenue growth in over eight quarters.

Revenue is still down 31% on the same period last year, but losses were slimmer too.

This quarter saw $89 million escape the coffers, compared to last year’s $148 million loss.

BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen said revenue rose across the company’s “areas of focus”.

“BlackBerry has a solid financial foundation, and we are executing well,” he added.

Related: Best BlackBerry Priv features

BlackBerry recently unveiled the BlackBerry Priv, the firm’s first-ever Android smartphone.

We gave the Priv an 8/10 in our review, praising its unique design, sharp screen, and robust productivity and privacy features.

Check out our Android 6.0 Marshmallow features video below:

Do you think this is the beginning of the end for BlackBerry’s dodgy fiscal record? Let us know in the comments.