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 to Cease Monthly Updates for the Priv, Launch Trade-Up Program
BlackBerry said this week that it will no longer provide monthly system and security updates to its BlackBerry Priv smartphone. The company originally committed to providing updates for a period of two years.
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 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 to Remain In Pakistan After Issues Resolved
BlackBerry today said it has come to an agreement with the government of Pakistan that will allow it to remain in the country. Last month, BlackBerry said it would leave Pakistan in order to protect the privacy of its users.
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...