BlackBerry (Nasdaq: BBRY), the smartphone maker formerly known as Research in Motion Ltd. In a release, the company said Tuesday was “the best day ever for the first day of a launch of a new BlackBerry smartphone” in its home country of Canada. BlackBerry, which has its U.S. base in Irving, did not disclose how many devices it sold Feb. 5. But a news release quoted president and CEO Thorsten Heins as saying that Tuesday’s results were “more than 50 percent better than any other launch day in our history in Canada.” In the United Kingdom, “we have seen close to three times our best performance ever for the first week of sales for a BlackBerry smartphone,” Heins said in the release.

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