BBM Users go BBMD (BB manic depressive) over crash

Good news for BB addicts…your beloved BBM seems to be up and running again as noted by fellow peers at UCT. Many mourned together as articles and posts pop up on the web such as: BBM not working? You’re not alone! The BBM crash has highlighted some great social concerns regarding the avid use of BB and social networks, some even say this is a turning point for cellphone technology – can we survive without it?

On e-news last night I could not help but chuckle at disgruntled BB owners expressing deep concern when a magazine editor commented saying that BBMers should embrace the wonderful inventions of telephone calls and sms services. Millions of users across the globe from Europe to the Middle East and here down to Africa have been unable to send or receive e-mails and messages through their phones. The company acknowledged the tensions over the glitch and commented: “We are working to resolve an issue currently impacting some BlackBerry subscribers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. We’re investigating, and we apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused while this is resolved.”

BlackBerry systems receive and send emails  and messages through encrypted connections to RIM servers globally.  Canadian company Research in Motion – RIM however seem to be hush hush about the whole situation leaving users even more upset as no news of what really happened has come out.

Blackberry help on twitter seems to be tweeting the same message over and over: Hi. Apologies for delays, we are working hard to fix the issue. You can check here for all updates: ^PM.

So what the hell happened? We have yet to find out but this is quite bleak for BB prospects as their sales have already suffered against tougher competition: Android and Apple iPhones. A service crash is the last thing they need right now.

Well no more fretting! Your beloved BBM is back and all should be rightwith the world again…


About nicobaleng

My paradoxical love for the web is feeling immense freedom while confined to a seated position behind a desk. This is what the world wide web has to offer. Learning about the latest technological toys or playing around with programs sounds like nerds-play, but once you start exploring, the pc monitor in front of you becomes less and less intimidating. Tracked and documented I will share the journey of an average Joe like me, moving up toward achieving a black belt in web design! KAPOW!

Posted on October 13, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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