We have seen that mobile devices, particularly BlackBerrys, can have negative and positive aspects when being used or misused. We had the Egyptian
riots that both were fueled by BlackBerry and BBM as these are just a couple examples of how BlackBerry is seen as part of the problem, and even blamed in some cases. This time around, however, BlackBerry is seen in a positive light. RIM is being recognized by the International Medical Corps for how BlackBerry smartphones assisted with disaster recovery efforts in Haiti and Japan. RIM will be honored at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 8.