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User currently offlineWerdywerd From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 538 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

TORONTO, Feb 11 (Reuters) - E-mail service of Research In Motion's (RIM.TO: Quote, Profile, Research)(RIMM.O: Quote, Profile, Research) BlackBerry smartphones experienced a "critical severity outage" on Monday, the company told clients in an e-mail.

"This is an emergency notification regarding the current BlackBerry Infrastructure outage," RIM support account manager Bryan Simpson said in an e-mail. The message said the outage affected enterprise clients and "users of the Americas network."

RIM was not immediately available for comment and its e-mail gave no estimate on when service may be restored or how many individuals could be affected.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssT...aTelecomNews/idUSN1145997920080211

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User currently offlineHickoryShampoo From Djibouti, joined Dec 2007, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2074 times:



Quoting Werdywerd (Thread starter):
E-mail service of Research In Motion's BlackBerry smartphones experienced a "critical severity outage" on Monday, the company told clients in an e-mail.

Nice. Send an email to notify customers of an email outage.



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User currently offlineCO777ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

Fox News has it listed as "Breaking News"  eek 
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,330367,00.html


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

Now this is interesting. I just sent an e-mail from my Blackberry from one of my two accounts on my Blackberry to the other and the following happened. I received the e-mail in my regular Gmail inbox but did not receive it on the Blackberry one. Odd outage.


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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2067 times:



Quoting CO777ER (Reply 2):
Fox News has it listed as "Breaking News"

Everything fox reports is "breaking news"  Yeah sure


User currently offlineSKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1391 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2064 times:



Quoting Werdywerd (Thread starter):



Quoting CO777ER (Reply 2):

They are called CrackBerrys for a reason...people can't live without them!


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

Pain in the arse. I remember when it happened last April too...quite annoying. Although the odd email is trickling through to my BB at the moment...not everything, and I'm unable to send.

COME ON RIM, SORT IT OUT!  biggrin 


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7127 posts, RR: 87
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2062 times:



Quoting SKYSERVICE_330 (Reply 5):
people can't live without them!

Agreed. My Curve is like an organ in my body.

I can place calls, but have a 'data connection refused' warning.

Lame.


User currently offlineHickoryShampoo From Djibouti, joined Dec 2007, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

This outage shall not deter me from my impending BB purchase. The Curve is at the top of my list, though the recent announcement of the cameraless 8820 for T-Mobile is awfully tempting.

Quoting FXramper (Reply 7):
My Curve is like an organ in my body.

How do you have room for so many at once?  mischievous 



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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2035 times:



Quoting SKYSERVICE_330 (Reply 5):
They are called CrackBerrys for a reason...people can't live without them!

It's like a ball and chain in many ways  wink 

Tom at MSY..........(on my CrackBerry)



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2035 times:



Quoting HickoryShampoo (Reply 8):
The Curve is at the top of my list

The Curve is one sexy piece of gadgetry. I switched from the 8700G to the 8320 Curve in brushed titanium colours. BB really hit one out of the park with this device...good camera, WiFi with VoIP capability, good storage plus a MicroSD slot to add up to 2GB more, media player, nice navigation, excellent 'feel' and controllability, and killer clean looks. Me and my BB are attached at the hip.


User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3449 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2029 times:

I have the World Edition for work...

and i havent received an email on it since 329p EST....luckily im on regular email too right now on the laptop so its not a huge deal...



hit it and quit it
User currently offlineHickoryShampoo From Djibouti, joined Dec 2007, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2024 times:



Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 10):

I'm about ready to hurl my $%#-ing HTC Dash off a bridge. I just marking time 'til Feb 26 when my contract lapses 1 year so I can get the Curve at a discount. But, as I mentioned earlier, the 8820 may be released in early March. We'll see...



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1976 times:

I'm starting to get e-mails again.


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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1964 times:

Why do people get blackberrys (especially branded ones) ? I never understood this phenomenon when you can have a much better smartphone and load BlackBerry Connect and connect to your enterprise server if you need that capability.

User currently offlineFoppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1958 times:

I'm still not getting e-mails... not even the notification =T I just checked my Gmail on my laptop and a few messages were not recieved by my BlackBerry  Yeah sure when will this end? By the way, I'm in California... not Taiwan  tongue  .


I'm a TAIWANESE-American living in NYC and LA.
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 35
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1948 times:

Email is back up.....but the internet response for me is still slow. It took this page a good five minutes to load completely.

Tom at MSY (on the CrackBerry)



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1942 times:



Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 14):
Why do people get blackberrys (especially branded ones) ? I never understood this phenomenon when you can have a much better smartphone and load BlackBerry Connect and connect to your enterprise server if you need that capability.

I don't have a branded Blackberry (8700g here), but I will answer this. Basically, I don't think a lot of people can be f'ed to deal with setting up their phone to work with RIM's service. Plus, Blackberry plans are generally all-inclusive.



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User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1941 times:

I don't have a Blackberry, but what a pain in the arse for those who do. Sorry not much to add, but I also wanted to say:

Quoting HickoryShampoo (Reply 8):
How do you have room for so many at once?

 rotfl 



I know, it's a different one, but the guys belt almost looks like it says KROC.

Dave



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1931 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 17):
I don't have a branded Blackberry (8700g here), but I will answer this. Basically, I don't think a lot of people can be f'ed to deal with setting up their phone to work with RIM's service. Plus, Blackberry plans are generally all-inclusive.

I am not sure what you mean here. All you do is run a standard install file and all the settings are automatically put on your phone with software. You dont have to set up anything.

You can use any Blackberry plan including all-inclusive with minutes with this also...


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 1904 times:



Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 14):
Why do people get blackberrys (especially branded ones) ? I never understood this phenomenon when you can have a much better smartphone and load BlackBerry Connect and connect to your enterprise server if you need that capability.

I think "better smartphone" is a very subjective term. I've personally found the two BlackBerry handhelds that I've had to be the quickest, most intuitive, most consistent, most reliable, and easiest to use smartphones I've dealt with. I've had two Windows Mobile based phones and I considered an iPhone for a while (two hours of play time with a demo model soon put an end to that thought), but when it comes to what I want out of my smartphone, BlackBerry wins hands down.


User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1887 times:



Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 14):
Why do people get blackberrys (especially branded ones) ?

Some people don't have a choice and take whatever crap their company gives them...


User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2951 posts, RR: 37
Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1868 times:
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Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 14):
Why do people get blackberrys (especially branded ones) ? I never understood this phenomenon when you can have a much better smartphone and load BlackBerry Connect and connect to your enterprise server if you need that capability.

Oh please please pleaaaaase tell me... what is a "better" smart phone? And don't get me started on BlackBerry Connect... thats a whole other headache for me.

Ill take supporting a BlackBerry anyday over a Treo, WM5/6 or any other PDA/Smartphone.

I'm just glad i wasn't at work today.



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1856 times:



Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 20):
I think "better smartphone" is a very subjective term. I've personally found the two BlackBerry handhelds that I've had to be the quickest, most intuitive, most consistent, most reliable, and easiest to use smartphones I've dealt with. I've had two Windows Mobile based phones and I considered an iPhone for a while (two hours of play time with a demo model soon put an end to that thought), but when it comes to what I want out of my smartphone, BlackBerry wins hands down.



Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 22):
Oh please please pleaaaaase tell me... what is a "better" smart phone? And don't get me started on BlackBerry Connect... thats a whole other headache for me.

Ill take supporting a BlackBerry anyday over a Treo, WM5/6 or any other PDA/Smartphone.

Any Symbian OS device is alot better IMO as well as some WM6 phones. I dont get whats wrong with BB Connect? It loads once and thats it.

Most people here buy branded smartphones or with factory CID locks, there would be no problem if you CID unlocked and reflashed to different firmware which you can go to whatever carrier brand ROM you want or non-brand for faster speeds.

Ive had at least 25 different smartphones over the last 3 years (along with other mobiles) currently im running a SIM/CID Unlocked Softbank X02HT as my primary smartphone and it does the job quite better than a blackberry. Not to mention its specifications are far superior.

There are other things, lack of cameras on some models, no HSCSD (Maybe NorthStar can explain to me why you would throw in Global GPRS/EDGE into a blackberry then not put in HSCSD which is a hell of a lot better than switch-packet GPRS that has to wait for data network permissions and is the standard in some networks) on the 8320 Curve and lack of WLAN on most CDMA models such as the 8830 World Edition...just crippling specifications here. Lets not forget the one unforigiving crap of the blackberry is lack of UMTS support all over the 850/1700/1900/2100 spectrum, this is just unforgiving in 2008. We have people with Blackberries on ATT running Edge for the love of god.

Could be worse, you could be an idiot and running on CDMA because you have nothing better to do than make Qualcomms craptastic empire even larger and you are willing to accept a crap phone that in 99% of EV-DO networks cant video call  Silly Even when you have a crapload of desert and cover a whole continent the Australians said bye bye to CDMA and went over to deploy WCDMA.

Lets chalk up slower processors for most Blackberries too, the Intel Xscale 312mhz thats in the 8320 Curve is a joke compared to my Samsung SC400mhz chip, lets add to that 64MB of Internal ROM hahaha! Im not even going to count the countless 3rd party apps I have on my device that I use on a daily basis that blow any BB out of the water.

Quoting Corey07850 (Reply 21):
Some people don't have a choice and take whatever crap their company gives them...

Youre right about that!

I can make a pretty damn long list of excellent smartphones before I even get to any RIM device.


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1844 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 17):
I don't have a branded Blackberry (8700g here), but I will answer this. Basically, I don't think a lot of people can be f'ed to deal with setting up their phone to work with RIM's service. Plus, Blackberry plans are generally all-inclusive.

I think most people have BlackBerry's because that's what their work gave them. When my boss hands me the phone I just take it. Everyone at my work uses the BlackBerry, and while it's a pain on days like today, they are few and far between. I'm certainly not going to try and load BlackBerry software onto another phone, the free BlackBerry from work suits me just fine.


25 IFEMaster : Crippling? For who? Not I, and not millions of other BB users... Again, unforgiving for who? Tell me something that you can do on your platform that
26 LOT767-300ER : Anything that has to do with Data including internet, email etc I can do at least 2-3x as fast. Any other productivity software that you might use, m
27 IFEMaster : Since the BB is primarily a business device, really what high content websites would you view that require high bandwidth? I hardly use the browser o
28 LOT767-300ER : Plenty, anything with streaming video. News site and ending with YouTube I have never seen my ISP server email down in 8 years. Ever. I havent. I use
29 IFEMaster : Absolutely no business need for any of those for me. Me neither. Except you have to pay for the Exchange plugin...and have you seen the exhorbitant l
30 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : I close my discussion in this topic for obvious reasons
31 BR715-A1-30 : "I cannot believe this happened again," he said as he got off a plane. "I'm on the road 300 days a year. My entire life is in my BlackBerry — my fam
32 Post contains images HickoryShampoo : Amazing that someone is so tethered to their life through a frickin' cell phone. I hope he reads his own statement and realizes what a sad existence
33 KROC : That pic was the original KO pic.
34 AC777LR : I am not buying phones that are made in China anymore, i have had nothing but problems. I like the Nokia E seiries and I do as well have a Blackberry
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