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BlackBerry Outage Reaches the U.S.

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Oct 12, 2011, 11:45 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

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.

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Oct 12, 2011, 12:27 PM

Blackberry = meh

And this is why iPhone and Android are dominating Blackberry.
Because once every 3 years they have an outage?

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 an avid BB user (8350i on Nextel)... I love BB.

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...
cellgeek82 said:
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...
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