RIM Blames Outage on Messenger Update
BlackBerry users in North and South America experienced an interruption in their services on December 22, making it impossible to communicate via BlackBerry Messenger and delaying email delivery. Phone calls and SMS features weren't disabled. RIM said in a statement today, "Root cause is currently under review, but based on preliminary analysis, it currently appears that the issue stemmed from a flaw in two recently released versions of BlackBerry Messenger (versions 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168) that caused an unanticipated database issue within the BlackBerry infrastructure. RIM has taken corrective action to restore service. RIM continues to monitor its systems to maintain normal service levels and apologizes for any inconvenience to customer." This is the second time in five days that BlackBerry users have experienced service problems.
Facebook Messenger Adds PayPal as Funding Source for Peer-to-Peer Payments
Facebook Messenger and PayPal today made it possible for people to use their PayPal account as a source of funds when paying friends and family. Facebook Messenger has supported P2P payments for some time now, but previously required people to rely on their debit card for funds.
Unlocked BlackBerry Keyone Goes On Sale May 31; Sprint Version Arrives This Summer
TCL today announced that the BlackBerry Keyone, a smartphone it developed with BlackBerry Mobile, will be available to U.S. buyers starting May 31.
BlackBerry KEYone Goes On Sale Today for $549
TCL today announced that the BlackBerry KEYone, a smartphone it developed with BlackBerry Mobile, is now available for purchase online. The handset includes a 4.5-inch touch display, full QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 625 processor, 12-megpixel camera, LTE, and Android 7.1 Nougat with BlackBerry Hub and BlackBerry Messenger.
BlackBerry to Kill Off Advertising Business
BlackBerry today said its BlackBerry Advertising Service will reach its end of life on June 16, 2015, after which the servers will be disabled and the APIs will no longer work. BlackBerry launched the service to help developers generate ad-based revenue via mobile applications.
Facebook Messenger Brings SMS Back to Android App
Facebook today said Facebook Messenger users will once again be able to send SMS messages — as long as they're running Android. Essentially, Android users can set Messenger as the default SMS app, which will route all SMS messages and conversations through Messenger rather than any other SMS apps that may be installed on the device.
And if you don't believe me look how many twitterberry users have hair extensions.
Sometimes on flavor gets old and you wan't the option to try more...
naw...you would never understand
If so, then they can fly all the way back to Europe and go live in caves for all I care.
Yea I couldn't recieve emails, browse the web, BBM, Ping, and even SMS for 8 hours! It wouldn't even allow me to log into the blackberry website from my laptop. Not very happy this week at my crackberry! 3rd problem this week, but yesterdays was the worst!
and even SMS for 8 hours!
Didn't it say that the phone calls and SMS weren't affected? I think you've got issues other than their outage to look at.
I have never had a blackberry, tell me why do people need one. Want most smart phones do what a BB does? I know my Nokia and Iphone both have push email. I am not putting down BB, I just want to know why people pr
I had no idea.
I did not even realize there was an outage. Maybe I don't need my Berry after all...
Sounds like you don't need it as much as you thought you did. It was a long outage
Download Opera Mini.