Well it hit India too (if not known already). But doesn't matter as it was first experience of its kind and surely is not going to make users switch (lol to the very idea). It will be interesting to know the reason though.
Blackberry's are very popular especially among kids here. Pay&Go has the 8520 for £125. The only 2 phones cheaper are the orange san Francisco (ZTE blade) but its locked to orange and people don't wanna tinker, or the £120 x10 mini pro where the size puts many people off. With so many people already on a curve. Many places sting them and neglect to mention the £5 BB addon too. The interesting trend is a lot of iphone users have been switching to BB. Either looks, reputation of rim (not as much among power users), the fact its vastly different from android +ios and the fact every phone shop employee seems to be pushing these its not surprising RIM are popular here.
Outage was kinda annoying, had my laptop and wifi so didn't miss anything important. Was just annoying getting 53 emails coming through (mainly notifications) all at once at 11pm. I'm already looking towards android (atrix for webtop mode) tho the playbook is making me keep an eye on blackberry. The fact that they don't support orange tv swapable is really the straw that breaks the camels back.
[citation][nom]WhysoBluepandabear[/nom]Yeah, but you belong in the same category as "Stuck-in-his-old-ways-Grandpa". Seriously, BB is rapidly dying - as It really has nothing left that Android can't offer.[/citation]
Unlike Android based phones, BBs allow you to answer incoming calls at all times - that's a pretty important business feature. Android phones, well, they let you answer a call when they aren't busy doing other tasks in the background.
[citation][nom]eddieroolz[/nom]The title could have been chosen better. At the same time, RIM isn't going anywhere, and they're not going down in flames as most people would love to believe.[/citation]
Not in flames but certainly in rust.
Blackberry Data Outage - Nationwide
SUMMARY: Blackberry Data Outage - Nationwide
• Blackberry data services have failed Nationwide.
• Voice and Voicemail services are not impacted.
• Customers may experience issues with:
• Sending/Receiving email
• Text messages
• Instant Messages
• Unable to create new accounts or provision services for subscribers
• Unable to use Blackberry subscriber websites
• RIM is working to resolve this issue.
• No ETC