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Old 12-23-2009, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Diehard BlackBerry users often compare BlackBerry Messenger to a potent drug. And just like a drug, coming down from a BBM high can be rough -- so rough, in fact, that RIM's claiming that a couple recent releases are responsible for "an unanticipated database issue" that stone-cold knocked out data service for many of the world's subscribers yesterday. Folks using versions 5.0.0.55 and .56 are being strongly advised to upgrade to 5.0.0.57 immediately, but in the meantime, Waterloo says its systems are back to normal while apologizing "for any inconvenience to customers." With three major outages now under BlackBerry's belt in the past month, faith in the rock-solid stability of its infrastructure is fading rapidly -- but then again, it gives you a great excuse to be off IM for a few hours and talk to live humans, doesn't it?

As reported by Engadget this morning.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I heard that Verizon was blaming it on AT&T's network!
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I got a PIN message not too long ago...

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Subject: BlackBerry Messenger Software v5.0.0.57 Update Available
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A new version of BlackBerry® Messenger software is now available. If you are currently running version 5.0.0.55 or 5.0.0.56 of BlackBerry Messenger, please upgrade to version 5.0.0.57 as soon as possible. This version addresses issues with versions 5.0.0.55 and 5.0.0.56.

To download the most current version of BlackBerry Messenger software, please visit BlackBerry Messenger and follow the on-screen instructions. Please note that the software update is available free of charge, however downloading and using applications over the wireless network may incur data usage charges depending on your service plan. Please check with your airtime service provider for information about service costs. If you have any questions about this update, please visit BlackBerry - Support for BlackBerry Messenger for BlackBerry smartphones.

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Old 12-23-2009, 12:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I heard that Verizon was blaming it on AT&T's network!
And ATT was blaming the Verizon network and Apple.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I blame Canada.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I blame space aliens. But then again, they probably are working for AT&T
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I blame the Italians
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On a serious side, I tend to look at terrorism more closely than probably I should
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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That was my first thought since Government uses so many BBs.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Okay, you caught us. It was Canada that took down RIM's network.


I apologize on behalf of us all.
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to be more specific, the Rogers network in Canada is to blame... apparently every BBM message sent from a device on the rogers network had ROGERS terms and conditions appended to the transmission...
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well,

I just assumed it was an APPLE PLOT.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It was Bush's fault. Now Obama has to clean it up. Grab a mop everybody!
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That was my first thought since Government uses so many BBs.
Unfortunately we live in a post 9-11 society. I am learning that its not difficult for a group to paralyze the whole infrastructure
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted

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