A single router is responsible for that much of a problem? what happened to eliminating single points of failure?
Blackberry, O2, Blackberry again........ not good.
BlackBerry users on Vodafone have had another long day, or perhaps a relaxing one, as data services for many users dropped out this morning and are still on the fritz. The outage was caused by a router failure, and hit BlackBerry users on Vodafone's network across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Services are now being …
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What's worse is while my Blackberry has been sullen all morning, Good Technology on my iDevice (and presumably for those users on Android too) has been chiming regularly...
If RIM think managing infrastructure around what used to be their USP they really do seem to have a death wish.
me too - switching phone to 2G and back again brought service back, which is just silly.
What was even sillier (and i probably should apologise to vodafone customer services for an email they got) was that while trying to see if there was an issue i was wandering around vodafone's support site, and got a "customer satisfaction survey" popup - which covered the entire screen on phone and meant i couldn't read support page!
DumbPhones just work because there's bugger all behind them. FeaturePhones work because they're barely more functional than DumbPhones.
SmartPhones (Android, Apple, Windows etc) all work because there's no one single point of failure.
DeadPhones (which used to be known as BlackBerry's) have failed and will continue to fail because RIM wants to run the world.
The new BB10 may be flashy n shiny and smooth n all that good stuff, but it'll just be another hunk of glass and electronics the next time RIM's supply line craps out.
As the phrase goes, 'You can't polish a turd'
Paris - well, because she's like a BB10, quite pretty but functionally obsolete.
Fortunately, this flaw seems to be BB7-specific (and earlier): BB10 finally drops this absurd flaw, switching to the same approach iThings and Android devices have used all along.
Of course, the BB-worshippers who point to the single point of failure as being a "security feature" (instead of a pure encrypted tunnel from handset to mail server, like I have, you put an extra step in the middle and they think this 'helps'!) will need to think up a new line...
Got a txt msg on Wednesday afternoon to say that 'Maintenance' was going to be undertaken on my corporate Blackberry and to try switching it off and on again before calling customer services on the 0333 number if I had any problems.
I did try switching it off and on again (I promise) several times - haven't received an email since Thursday evening - life is good!!!!