1. NOT SO SMARTPHONE

    'Switch Failure’ Behind BlackBerry Outage

    An Indonesian vendor inspects BlackBerry mobile phones at a cellular shop in a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 17, 2011. Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM), the Canadian-based maker of the BlackBerry, has pledged to fulfill Indonesia's demand to filter out pornographic content on its smart phones in the world's most populous Muslim country, Indonesian Communication and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring said Monday. Earlier this month, Indonesia threatened to revoke BlackBerry's license to operate in the nation of 237 million unless it filtered out porn and set up a local server. (AP Photo/Irwin Fedriansyah)

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    No wonder the iPhone 4S is selling out. Research in Motion, the BlackBerry manufacturer, said Tuesday that a “core switch failure” is behind the worldwide outage. BlackBerry reported Tuesday that the outage had spread to some Latin American countries, which joined Europe, the Middle East, and India in having messaging and browsing delays. RIM said it’s working to restore the normal service, and apologized to customers for any inconvenience.

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