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RIM's BlackBerry network is down again, disconnecting users in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, but that won't come as a surprise to the socially connected. The outage started around 09.00 this morning, RIM reckons it's only affecting "some users" but the mailbox here at Vulture Central is filling up with (sadly resigned) …

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Mine seems to be working fine.

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BES on Vodafone

Our BES and handsets on the Voda network have all gone for an early session down the pub. About 400 handsets. Voda's forum message was basically shout at RIM, their fault.

However, we don't have RIM account managers, we have telco account managers, so they are the ones getting a hot ear.

Today would be a good day to launch a competing phone...

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Re: BES on Vodafone

"....Today would be a good day to launch a competing phone..." Well, first it would have to be able to actually compete with the BES/BB combo, and the iPhone just can't.

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it is now

our corporate network lost it about 7ish and came back around 11:30

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Also BES on Vodafone

Users around Europe and Africa, but all seems to be up since 12:15 again (WET)

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Re: Also BES on Vodafone

".....Users around Europe and Africa...." We have BES and Voda across the EMEA and we have had no problems reported, so it can't be all Voda accounts.

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This is Apple's "BLACK OPS" team at work. They've got no patents to sue RIM with, so they've embedded a saboteur team deep inside RIM, this will be RIM's Waterloo.

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Still confused why people

want to send all their communications thru a proprietary server setup, rather than the open and more reliable Internet..

Peados, terrorists or retards, I would guess.

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Re: Still confused why people

Judge? Seems about right.

No judge in the land can be taken seriously!

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Huh

I haven't received any messages about this and I've been checking my 9360 all day. >.>

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... I sent a mp3 to my wife around 9:30am.....

Did I kill their entire network with a single mp3? :D

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"You don't want an iPhone, because.... "

It's last decade tech and last decade OS is absolute wank, which is what people will think of you if your seen withone. W O W why did you buy an inferior phone, for top dollar?

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Send in the Billy Goats Gruff

It's an article about Blackberry and RIM. Go spew your hatred elsewhere, I'm sure there are plenty of iPhone-related threads bubbling away today just waiting to hear your views.

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The fact that RIM had an apparently minor server outage doesn't change the facts that your phone is last-decade tech, your phone's OS is absolute wank, and that when people see you with it they think, "Wanker." So what's your point?

(Apologies to the other grown-ups on this thread for feeding the troll, couldn't help it, sorry :p)

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I guess your phone is an Android phone?

Android is Linux based and the kernel was started in the early 90s. So quite a few decades old in terms of technology.

Both Android and OSX have similar Unix underpinnings. So neither is particularly modern, Unix is tried and tested solid technology but about 43 years old.

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Subscribe to twitter feeds

Well they'll hardly send out a BBM or email to all their affected users will they.

Will they?

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Re: Subscribe to twitter feeds

What happens when the spewing news feeds go down?

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We have hundreds on several networks/sites and none have gone down

No arguing there is an issue, but I doubt the problem is a widespread as the twitterati make out. I'd still be annoyed if it affected me though.

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out of 20 BBs we had 1 go down....had to be our site director too! ;)

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I'm not affected

My service has already been fucked up for the last week by Vodafone

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We're all out and have been all day

The majority of our 3,000 (yes, three thousand) handsets are failing to send, and are having really bad delays receiving incoming mail. They won't look up numbers off the BES either. I wonder if I can find an alternative use for mine?

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Re: We're all out and have been all day

".....They won't look up numbers off the BES either...." Hmmmm, that sounds more like a problem with your BES rather than the BB servers.

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nothing much to see

down this morning barring a brief spurt around 11am. Then all back to normal at 12.50.

Bit of a non-event

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Really?

My iPhone was still working...

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Re: Really?

git :P

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Re: Really?

That's RIM's problem, really: there simply cannot be an "iPhone outage", nor an "Android outage", because those are standalone devices rather than reliant on RIM servers keeping on ticking.

Even if Apple and Google somehow folded tomorrow and had all their servers wheeled away by repo men, my handset would carry on for now - yes, I'd be stuck for security updates, support etc, but my email and web access would be totally unaffected. If RIM's servers go dark, though, so do the handsets.

From an infosec perspective, I find people's enthusiasm for getting their mail via an encrypted link to a third-party server that makes an encrypted connection to their mail server, rather than having a direct encrypted link to the mail, depressing. Neat hack to achieve push with low power consumption, sure, but what happens when that extra point of failure fails?

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Looks like users are always getting a good RIMming.

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