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You may have been frustrated not being able to use the Blackberry Messenger on your RIM handset. Don’t worry. You’re not alone. RIM went through an outage, which temporarily rendered its IM, browsing, and email service unusable. Do the London riots have anything to do with this? Apparently, it has nothing to do with the riots.
On its official Twitter account, RIM admitted that there was a problem. The tweet reads, “Some Canada & LatAm customers report BBM issues. Our support teams are investigating. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
It looks like the BBM outage has affected BBM users all over. Various users in the US and Canada have reported to be experiencing an outage as well.
RIM’s Blackberry Messenger was blamed to be the major tool used to organize violence and mayhem in London. Because it was free and allowed group chat, the unruly youth were allowed to organize the riots. There were talks from the government planning to shutdown the popular mobile IM as well as other social networks.
We do hope that this outage was due to technical difficulties and not the government. We also hope RIM gets its BBM as well as other services back online. After all, the Blackberry Messenger is one of main reasons why people choose to get a Blackberry smartphone.
Among the three new handsets released by RIM (Blackberry Bold 9900, Blackberry torch 9810, and Blackberry Torch 9860), the Blackberry 9360 seems to be missing from the launch. Now, it goes official. It is a GSM handset making its way to the UK.
The smartphone comes with a physical QWERTY keyboard, expected of RIM handsets. It also offers an optical trackpad. It also sports a 2.44 inch display, a 5 MP camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC support.
The 9360 is powered by the Blackberry 7 OS. This comes with Documents To Go’s premium version, which will allow you to edit documents on the go. It also comes with a PDF reader. If ever you lose the phone, it comes with a feature called Blackberry Protect, which will track the phone on your PC. It also comes with Blackberry Balance, which will keep your work and personal settings separate.
As for the Blackberry 7 OS, it’s pretty impressive. It handles emails well, and it performs pretty fast. It also comes with the new BBM, which will allow you to chat with friends while running apps like games.
The Blackberry Curve 9360 has been confirmed to be making its way to Three and Vodafone this coming September.
We’ve heard numerous reports in the past that RIM was about to kick the bucket. After investors pulling out and headache after headache, many doubted if the Canadian phone manufacturer would ever make it. Furthermore, with the dual-core processors and high megapixel counts on today’s flagship handsets, we all thought that Blackberry smartphones didn’t have what it took to compete with either Apple or Android. However, it seems RIM has a powerful arsenal up its sleeve.
RIM is scheduled to launch a revamped Blackberry App World on the 22nd of August. This new version, version 3.0, offers an improved interface, which will allow users a better way to select themes, tools, games, and so much more. It also comes with the My World folder on the home screen, which allows you to store all downloaded apps. This is ideal if ever you get a new device or accidentally wipe everything from your BB handset’s memory. You can reinstall them without having to repurchase the apps. Aside from the new design and features, it is rumored that the Blackberry Messenger Music service will be included in their new App World.
Blackberry smartphones are extremely popular with the youth due to their affordability and their IM the BBM. Coupled with the new Blackberry App World, apps, and the BBM Music service, RIM might just have what it takes to compete with the iOS and Android.