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BlackBerry Service Restored

At 3pm today BlackBerry’s founder Mike Lazaridis announced that the UK service was restored. Today being the fourth day of the worldwide black out.

They are now starting a full investigation of what actually happened and why the back-up measure didn’t work. It all started in the UK with server problems at the server centre in Slough. This has been the largest scale crash BlackBerry have ever had, not forgetting the last major crash back in 2009.

Some network providers like O2 are still deciding whether to pay out compensation or not.

This is what RIM had to say earlier today:

BlackBerry Service Down for 3 Days (and counting)


BlackBerry service which most people pay £5 a month for is still down for the third day leaving users very unhappy. Until now BlackBerry was known for the best and most reliable mobile internet service for their push messaging services.

 

RIM (Research In Motion) the main company behind BlackBerry have said it is an issue with their computer systems and the emergency backup system not working as it should.

BlackBerry stated yesterday that it was up and running once again however many people have found it was still not working for them this morning.

People have compared it to Sony’s PlayStation network going down earlier this year, however hackers are not to blame for this – only BlackBerry / RIM are to blame. BlackBerry are saying it costs 16p a day for the service so are refunding people pennies for the loss whereas Sony gave 3 free games to their customers which would usually cost around £25 – £40 each. Plus PlayStation’s service was free. You can do the maths…

This may have come just in time for Apple with the release of the iPhone 4S – I am sure that many BlackBerry owners will ditch their handsets in favour of the shiny new Apple that hasn’t simultaneously let down their worldwide customer base (yet). Click on the iPhone 4S image below to get your iPhone 4S now!

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Do you think you should get compensation for this issue? Do you own a BlackBerry? Please comment with your thoughts!