RIM faces class action lawsuit after BlackBerry outage

It looks like RIM is facing some trouble thanks to a number of BlackBerry users who have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company after its unexpected outage a couple of weeks ago – despite the company completely restoring its BlackBerry services, its public apology and promises of over $100 worth of premium apps to its customers. The Consumer Law Group filed the lawsuit in the Quebec Superior Court “on […]


RIM releases first free “apology” app: DriveSafe.ly 2.0 Pro

Earlier this week, RIM announced that it will be offering over $100 worth of free apps to its BlackBerry customers for last week’s global service outage? Well, RIM has just put the first premium app up for grabs. From developers iSpeech; DriveSafe.ly Pro is an app that attempts to make it safer to use your BlackBerry phone while driving at the same time. Granted it’s not the right thing to […]


BlackBerry service interruption made roads safer

While businesses and people had problems communicating and doing work over the past week due to the BlackBerry outage, at least there was something good to come out of it. According to reports from Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the three-day disruption in BlackBerry services helped to save lives – by making the roads safer.


RIM: BlackBerry services restored globally

After being down for the past few days, it looks like RIM has finally repaired its BlackBerry services. The company announced in a conference call earlier this morning that all BlackBerry services have been restored globally. RIM will now be closely monitoring and placing safeguards on its networks and servers to make sure that such events never occur again. RIM is also considering how it will be reimbursing carriers and […]


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RIM Founder/CEO apologizes for BlackBerry outage [Video]

The ongoing BlackBerry outage seems to be the main topic of interest over the past few days (just in time for the release of the iPhone 4S?) and a lot of people are unhappy. RIM is clearly aware of the fact and is doing all it can to solve the problem as soon as possible, but in the meantime all we can do is sit and wait. RIM’s founder and […]


Update from RIM about the BlackBerry service outage

For those of you affected by the BlackBerry outage that’s been going on this week, RIM’s Chief Information Officier has sent out an email updating its customers on what’s been going on with the service, and what they’re doing to fix it. BBM services seem to be back online in most places, though there’s still a backlog of emails and messages that have yet to be delivered, but overall it […]