RIM (RIMM +1.7%) is due to release its FQ2 earnings later, with analysts expecting that the...

|By:, SA News Editor

RIM (RIMM +1.7%) is due to release its FQ2 earnings later, with analysts expecting that the beleaguered smartphone maker swung to a loss per share of $0.47 from a profit of $0.80 a year ago as revenue cratered 40% to $2.49B. Shares have risen over the past couple of days, boosted by CEO Thorsten Heins saying that RIM's subscriber base has grown by 2M in recent months to 80M vs. forecasts for a decline.