RIM Facing the Heat of iPhone, Restores Service to BlackBerry
Getting an apprehension of the challenge from iPhone, Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) has restored their services to all the BlackBerry users on Friday. With the Christmas Eve hovers around, the company is trying its best to revive its market and retain the customer base by planning to launch a next-generation version of BlackBerry phones with a new operating system.
Blackberry will have to pass the litmus test against the newly launched series of iPhone varieties, running on the latest android technology along with the help of Google. The dominance of BlackBerry over the market has been greatly marred since the hacking of its service last year, which came as a great shock to all the customers since the company had promoted the product to be entirely hack-proof.
IDC analyst, Francisco Jeronimo clearly stated that this is a crucial test for the company to revive the market of BlackBerry, otherwise it will never be able to revive its lost glory. The comment comes as a heavy criticism to the recent failure of the system of the service provider T-Mobile that led to the disruption of email and internet browsing services of some BlackBerry users this week. Analysts are now becoming worried about the future of BlackBerry after the company had faced a lot of heat last year, when the services were disrupted. The disruption of the services for four consecutive days had led millions of users from five continents utterly frustrated and the authorities showed very poor skills to tackle the crisis.