Will BlackBerry Outage Sink RIM?

    CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 12:  In this photo illustration, A Research In Motion BlackBerry device is shown on October 12, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. A three-day disruption of service that has previously affected users in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India has now spread to customers in North America. Customers are experiencing patchy email service and receiving no access to browsing or messaging.  (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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    Research in Motion is heralding a “significant” improvement in BlackBerry service after a hardware outage Wednesday cut off huge numbers of users from email and messaging. Is it too late, though, to save the company? Gizmodo says the damage has already been done: “RIM's reliability was pretty much all it had left. … “[T]he fact that this was a systemic failure and not third-party havoc should be positively chilling. They don't know what happened. They don't know how to fix it. They just know that it's their own fault.” Making matters even worse for the company, the outage happened on the same day that Apple released iOS5 and positive reviews came out for the iPhone 4S.

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