These days, a Blackberry outage is seemingly a common theme as of late, which can not be good for RIM overall. This is the second time in two weeks we’ve seen a massive widespread outage like this to Blackberry users. Just last week there were many reports of Blackberry outages on December 17th according to PDABlast and ReadWriteWeb. It is being reported by BerryReporter that the outage might be caused by the latest Blackberry messenger update, which was released during the downtime.
Blackberry users seem irate over the issue just by looking at the number of users complaining over twitter, a simple twitter search for blackberry gives you more insight as it is a trending topic at the moment.
This can’t be good for RIM and the Blackberry product line with its products like the Blackberry Tour unable to put a dent in iPhone sales and now with the Android market growing rapidly with products like the now popular Droid. According to AdMob’s Regional Smartphone Usage Report, the Apple iPhone, which is growing rapidly at approximately 40% market share is already massively stunting the growth of RIM’s products which have shrunk to 14%.
What do you think? Do you think the Blackberry outages could cause a massive swing in Blackberry users to switch to other phones?