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RIM’s services restored after blackout in Europe and Africa

We all know that it is not the best time in business for the BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM). The company, once the kingpin in the world of smart phones, now at the verge of closing down the business due to the iPhone and a long list of smart phones from other manufacturers running Google’s Android operating system. Ever since these awesome all touch screen devices flooded the market, RIM is left with very little choice, but to improve its offering in terms of service, and also the hardware that goes with the services.

RIM is now testing an all new platform, the BlackBerry 10 OS, which it expects to out very soon. And during its transition to the new platform a couple of days back, the services offered by the company went down in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa for several hours. A lot of users were left with no email connectivity, BlackBerry messenger, and internet browsing. The company is now telling that it has rectified these issues.

“Our apologies to any customers impacted by the BlackBerry service issue today,” the company said in emailed statement, reports Reuters.

“This outage could not happen at the worst quarter … when all devices are coming out and the Christmas season is approaching. They are close to their last chance, if they miss it, they will not recover,” said IDC analyst Francisco Jeronimo to Reuters.

This is not the first time RIM is facing such a problem. In the month of October last year, the BlackBerry services had gone offline in all the five continents for four complete continuous days, leaving users very frustrated. This could be the reason why the company is seeing its shares dropping heavily. Reuters write, “RIM shares fell 20 Canadian cents, or about 3 per cent, to C$6.55 shortly after the open on the Toronto Stock Exchange.”

Well, the Canadian company is trying to make an effort to stick in the market for a little longer. Let’s wish it luck.

Source: NDTV

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  1. You mean LAST YEAR RIM had an outage and after one year RIM was Down for ONLY a few hours?? Oh the horror of it all. My tv service goes down for hours almost once a month(or whenever there is heavey rain). Stuff happens. Did you know imessage was down for hours and more then a few times just the past two weeks alone? Also this is OLD NEWS and yet you print an article a few days later of OLD news? This is PROOF IMO that android and apple are paying people to bash RIM since BB10 is an OS that is well ahead of both.

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