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What will-and won't-work during the next BlackBerry service disruption

Hayden, who runs the superb Pinstack BlackBerry forum, offers a post with some practical advice the next time it appears that your BlackBerry service has gone down.The first thing you should do is run a test to determine whether it is just your BlackBerry, your network- or as we saw yesterday- issues that are totally more widespread.

February 12, 2008 by Russell Shaw


RIM CEO implies touchscreen BlackBerry is possible

Last week, I made a post uncovering the a just-published BlackBerry Patent application for technology that would enable a touchscreen BlackBerry.Well, today at the Mobile World Congress, Jim Balsillie, the co-CEO of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion strongly implied that this could very well happen.

February 11, 2008 by Russell Shaw


Source tells me: IP address glitches likely a factor in today's BlackBerry outages

A representative of BlackBerry traffic analysis solutions provider Zenprise softwarei just got back to me with the scoop of some diagnostics that are pointing to at least one problem likely at the root of  today's bad BlackBerry North American services outage:Basically there are two paths (IP addresses) in North America to connect to the RIM network.

February 11, 2008 by Russell Shaw


RIM: "Critical Severity" BlackBerry outage

Sounds serious, and it is.As an AT&T Mobility BlackBerry subscribver, I first started to pick up something wrong when I sent some photos of me swimming in a spa pool yesterday to some of my other email addys.

February 11, 2008 by Russell Shaw


Patent app points to touchscreen BlackBerry

A new BlackBerry Patent application published this morning strongly points to a touchscreen BlackBerry- similar to the touchscreen iPhone.It's also important to note that although most BlackBerry Patent applications are only published 18 months after they are filed, this one has only a four-month gap.

February 7, 2008 by Russell Shaw


AT&T BlackBerry outages reported

Reports have been pouring in for the last several hours.AT&T BlackBerry service, which run on AT&T's not so edgy EDGE network, are really having a rough patch with connectivity today.

January 31, 2008 by Russell Shaw