RIM Issues Apology, Says Service Now Restored
Research In Motion today announced via a press call that its BlackBerry services have been fully restored around the world. In a statement provided earlier in the day, RIM said, "BlackBerry services are operating well globally. BlackBerry Support teams continue to monitor the situation around the clock to ensure ongoing service stability. Some customers in Canada and Latin America who are sending messages to other regions may see intermittent message delays. Support teams are actively addressing this." RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis also issued a public apology for the outages in a video posted to the company's web site. He said that RIM is sorry for the service disruption and is doing everything it can to discover the root cause of the problem and prevent it from happening again.
BlackBerry Shows Off the QWERTY-Equipped Classic
BlackBerry today officially launched the BlackBerry Classic smartphone. BlackBerry has been talking about the phone for the better part of six months, but fully revealed its feature set during an event in New York.
BlackBerry to Quit Pakistan Over Privacy Issues
BlackBerry today said it plans to leave Pakistan by Dec. 30 due to disagreements with the Pakistani government over privacy.
BlackBerry Releases BBM 2.5 for Smartphones
BlackBerry today said BBM 2.5 is now available for Android, BlackBerry, and iOS devices. The company first revealed details of the updated messaging service earlier this month.
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.
Frankly, I use a Blackberry and I think the media coverage of this event is inflated.....so once every couple of years there's an outage, that's normal....big whoop.....the only thing that didn't work was...