BlackBerry's blackout black eye (week in review)
RIM's service goes down as iPhone 4S anticipation rises. Also: Going mobile.
Research In Motion could not have picked a worse week for its service to go down.
BlackBerry subscribers throughout the worldowing to problems with equipment in RIM's data centers. Customers in the U.S. and Canada were without access to e-mail and BlackBerry messaging Wednesday in an outage that had already been hounding subscribers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa since Monday.
RIM's CTO for software, David Yach, told reporters on a conference call that theat one of the company's network operation centers in Europe and then a failure in redundant backup systems. As European systems cratered, a backlog of data piled up on BlackBerry servers.
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