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    Article: Thorsten Heins, RIM CEO, Issues Statement Regarding EMEA Outage




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    Thorsten, it´s okay, it could be alot worse.
    You could have wasted a day (or even more) of your life waiting in line for an iPhone. hell, I could have gotten beaten up like those guys in Oberhousen in Germany where fights broke out during the release.
    We, the EMEA BlackBerry users, have a life and we can live without BIS for a few hours.
    I would like to apologize to all those iPhone buyers out there for buying the same device, with a bigger screen.
    Yes, you never had an outage like this, but that's because you don't have secured servers like RIM does, nor do you have a massive datanetwork you need to service.
    Keep the free apps, we (REAL BlackBerry users) don't complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poita316 View Post
    Thorsten, it´s okay, it could be alot worse.
    You could have wasted a day (or even more) of your life waiting in line for an iPhone. hell, I could have gotten beaten up like those guys in Oberhousen in Germany where fights broke out during the release.
    We, the EMEA BlackBerry users, have a life and we can live without BIS for a few hours.
    I would like to apologize to all those iPhone buyers out there for buying the same device, with a bigger screen.
    Yes, you never had an outage like this, but that's because you don't have secured servers like RIM does, nor do you have a massive datanetwork you need to service.
    Keep the free apps, we (REAL BlackBerry users) don't complain.
    So RIM has a data outage and you use it as a way to denigrate Apple, the iPhone, and the people that may choose to buy one?.....pretty lame man.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Poita316 View Post
    Thorsten, it´s okay, it could be alot worse.
    You could have wasted a day (or even more) of your life waiting in line for an iPhone. hell, I could have gotten beaten up like those guys in Oberhousen in Germany where fights broke out during the release.
    We, the EMEA BlackBerry users, have a life and we can live without BIS for a few hours.
    I would like to apologize to all those iPhone buyers out there for buying the same device, with a bigger screen.
    Yes, you never had an outage like this, but that's because you don't have secured servers like RIM does, nor do you have a massive datanetwork you need to service.
    Keep the free apps, we (REAL BlackBerry users) don't complain.
    Nice Points, I am with you on this 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownForce View Post
    So RIM has a data outage and you use it as a way to denigrate Apple, the iPhone, and the people that may choose to buy one?.....pretty lame man.
    I'm taking it out on all those BlackBerry users who keep complaining about how bad RIM / BlackBerry is and that they're jumping to iPhone or Android.
    I could have said "Sorry to Android users with the worst secured OS"
    Point is that Facebook and Twitter are jammed with people who have or had a Black and use this to express their frustration about an outage. Most annoying ones are the "well I have an iPhone / Android so I didn't notice" Good for you, we will talk again when your carrier has an outage.
    Yet these people have no idea what it takes to maintain a network as RIM has, yet they choose to wait in line for days to get a device that has changed next to nothing om the previous one.
    Thats lame.

    Ps, I love an outage.
    My carrier had one for a week. No constant emails, sms, ping, facebook, tweets etc. You know what happened? People called me. Yeah, we talked! People these days are to un soicialized by their (smart)phone. Wed hardly talk, we ping, tweet, whatsapp or whatever you use. Hearing somebody makes contact so much more... personal.
    Thanks to Joe (aka The Big Tuna) I got in to contact with one of the best developers at BB10Jam. When you see and talk to somebody besides pinging, thats makes you know that person alot better.
    So call me lame, but if you didn't see the underlying message, Im sorry.
    Last edited by Poita316; 09-22-2012 at 06:04 AM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Poita316 View Post
    I'm taking it out on all those BlackBerry users who keep complaining about how bad RIM / BlackBerry is and that they're jumping to iPhone or Android.
    I could have said "Sorry to Android users with the worst secured OS"
    Point is that Facebook and Twitter are jammed with people who have or had a Black and use this to express their frustration about an outage. Most annoying ones are the "well I have an iPhone / Android so I didn't notice" Good for you, we will talk again when your carrier has an outage.

    Yet these people have no idea what it takes to maintain a network as RIM has, yet they choose to wait in line for days to get a device that has changed next to nothing om the previous one.
    Thats lame.

    Ps, I love an outage.
    My carrier had one for a week. No constant emails, sms, ping, facebook, tweets etc. You know what happened? People called me. Yeah, we talked! People these days are to un soicialized by their (smart)phone. Wed hardly talk, we ping, tweet, whatsapp or whatever you use. Hearing somebody makes contact so much more... personal.
    Thanks to Joe (aka The Big Tuna) I got in to contact with one of the best developers at BB10Jam. When you see and talk to somebody besides pinging, thats makes you know that person alot better.
    So call me lame, but if you didn't see the underlying message, Im sorry.
    I'm not calling you lame. What I was calling lame is the part in red above and what I perceived as a slam on 1) people that chose to wait in line to purchase a device that they wanted to purchase and 2) Apple for the lack of new features added to the iPhone 5. I also don't understand why some comments on Twitter and Facebook would cause you to retaliate here, especially when no one had said a word about Apple, iPhone, or the people that choose to buy them. None of those people are here saying the things you say that are being said, it seems kind of strange to retaliate here instead of addressing them on Twitter and Facebook.

    Life is great when there is variety.....the fact that there is many different kinds of phones to choose from is a great thing. If there was only one company making smartphones with no competition from other manufacturers, the prices would be exorbitant and the innovation would be non-existent. And if someone chooses to purchase an iPhone that hasn't changed in years or an Android device that has inferior security, oh well, that is THEIR choice. Same as it is YOUR choice to buy a BlackBerry.

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    I've had an iPhone and Androids. And while I like to play around on other platforms other than BlackBerry. It's the community that keeps me loyal. Ever since BlackBerry started using gestures and having great multitasking with the PlayBook, I cannot use an iphone or droid anymore. I get bored too fast if I do. I hate having to click the damn home button on the iPhone a million times to switch or close out apps. The PlayBook does in much better. And BlackBerry 10 will add the flow element even more so. Def exciting times ahead. BlackBerry Jam Americas should bring us much more insight too.

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