Research In Motion executives announced the financial results of the company’s quarter ending December 1. The good news for fans of the Waterloo, Ontario-based maker of the BlackBerry and PlayBook is that the company continued to reduce its hemorrhaging. RIM actually saw a slight increase in the sale of its PlayBook tablet.

The bad news is the company did so on less revenue, while shipping even fewer products than the last quarter and less than half the number of BlackBerry phones it sold this time last year. But if the BlackBerry 10 is even a moderate hit, RIM’s improved financial performance could mean a return to profitability next year.

And there’s reason to hope. “More than 150 carriers are currently completing technical acceptance programs for the first BlackBerry 10 products,” RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said in a prepared statement. “And beta trials of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 are underway at more than 120 enterprises, including 64 Fortune 500 companies.” BlackBerry 10 launches on January 30.

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