BlackBerry Outage Reaches the U.S.
Research In Motion today confirmed that its customers are experiencing service disruptions in the U.S. and a number of countries abroad. RIM explained that a core switch failed recently, and then the backup also failed, leaving a bottleneck of emails, BBM messages, and browser data requests in its system. Many customers in European, Asian and African markets have been without email and BBM service for several days. Today is the first day of service disruption has hit the U.S. and Canada. RIM said it is working around the clock to resolve the problem and restore normal service.
BBM Gains Private Chat Mode
BlackBerry today pushed out an update to the Android, BlackBerry, and iOS versions of its BBM app and added several new features. The main new addition is a private chatting mode that strips conversations of names and profile pictures.
BBM Gains PayPal for Android, BlackBerry, iOS
BlackBerry today added a handful of new features to its cross-platform messaging service. All versions of BBM (Android, BlackBerry, iOS) earn the ability to send money to BBM contacts using PayPal.
BBM for Android Gains Video Calling
BlackBerry today said it is expanding BBM video calling to Android devices. The feature is rolling out in the U.S.
BlackBerry Buys WatchDox, Brings Games to BBM for Android
BlackBerry today said it has agreed to acquire a company called WatchDox. WatchDox helps companies securely manage file syncing and sharing services across their business.
Blackberry = meh
I don't think so.
It's because Android and iPhone are perceived as being 'hip and trendy' and Blackberry isn't....
But that's fine, you go be hip and trendy, I'll use a phone that actually WORKS...
I'm worried though, this is how the whole sidekick death happened... all with an outage.... What's scary is this is worldwide.... You would think that they would have more than one back up s...
And this is why iPhone and Android are dominating Blackberry.
RIM has 70 million customers. A large majority of them being professionals and city/county/state/federal employees. You keep on bad-mout...