Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.  has nearly doubled its stake in Research in Motion. Bloomberg reported that this purchase makes Fairfax, an insurer run by Toronto-based investor Prem Watsa, the largest investor in the BlackBerry maker and was a vote of confidence in RIM. Fairfax now owns 51.9 million RIM shares, compared to April 1, Fairfax held 26.8 million shares, raising Fairfax’s share to 9.9 percent, worth approximately $351 million.

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