Blackberry Smartphone Woes Hit This Week
Latest ‘BlackBerry’ Woes, Caused By E-mail “Backlog”
Facing anger from millions of customers starved from ‘instant access’ to e-mails and Instant messaging, Research In Motion (RIM) said, it was “working hard to fix the problem” and insisted “no messages would be lost.” (Webmaster interjection; B.S. I Lost Numerous Electronic Messages That were Sent and, (NOT) Received, During this “Temporary Outage.”) RIM said an initial technical failure had prompted a build-up of messages in its network, triggering a cascade of problems around the world that affected many of the firm’s 70 million subscribers. “It ‘s a backlog issue,” RIM software vice president David Yach said, ruling out any rumors of sabotage or hacking.