It has been 3 days. BB still has service outages for most parts of EU and in India as well (Middle-East, Africa added to the list now). Am sure its an extremely frustrating experience for BB users, but as the reports tell – it maybe quite a few days till all services are restored to normality. To exacerbate the problem for RIM, the outage has now reached to North America as well.
Quintessentially, the problem is inherent to how BB uses its underlying infrastructure. Unlike other cellphone makers, RIM handles email and messaging traffic to and from its phones. That allows it to provide services that other phones don’t have, optimise data service and provide top-class security. But when it encounters a problem, a large share of the 70 million BlackBerry subscribers worldwide can be affected all at once. BlackBerry outages tend to occur several times a year, but they usually last for less than a day. (as quoted from WebSource)
To make matters worse, the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) ain’t working as well.
As per industry analyst predictions – RIM is likely to loose a lot of customers, and especially, corporate clients from this continuing outage. I can advise BB users to make the switch to Apple iPhone 4; am confident you will love it and wouldn’t wish to go back to using your BB anymore.
Or, get the white one…
Personally, I cannot imagine my life without my iPhone 3GS 32GB. Waiting for the iPhone 5 to release, maybe shall wait till iPhone 6 comes out. My 3GS 32GB satisfies all my personal/business needs as of now! 🙂
Food for thought – BB is down in EU, Middle East, Africa, India, and parts of NA. I mean, technically, doesn’t it cover the entire world? 🙂