I think rim needs to change their name from RIM to LIM "Leaks in motion"
Originally Posted by smis
I obviously can't say exactly how much more bandwith is used by the new BBM as compared to the old, but it stands to reason that it uses a fair amount more. These new features (i.e. avatars, recent updates, etc.) will require a certain amount of bandwidth. For example, every time you change your avatar it will be pushed to everybody that has you on their contact list. BBM 5 definitely has a higher bandwidth demand than that of old, but by how much, I can't say for certain.
Originally Posted by nicky88xx
Seems to me RIM has info. they could not have really just guessed at. For one, they now know there are a lot of people that are still interested in the upgrades, since the previous OSs are buggy and slow. Two, they now know their servers were inadequate to handle the extra load (don't think for a minute that a corporate big-wig would just say "ok" to bigger servers without this kind of disaster) and they are now better equipped to roll out the new BBM5 knowing they need more b/w. Three, they also know that when there is a better product on the market, people will flock to it, if that product is from the other guys, they'll lose customers.
I, too, believe this was an intentional leak. How else can you stress-test better than making it look like forbidden fruit?
JMHO, of course, your mileage may vary....
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