My Blackberry is (still) not working

I first posted this video satire about the Blackberry (and Apple) smartphone by comedians Harry Enfield and Ronnie Corbett last December. In light of the continuing serious downtime issues with RIM’s Blackberry network, affecting users worldwide, it seems exceptionally apt to take another look.

(If you don’t see the video embedded above, watch it at YouTube.)

On a serious note, though, this ongoing outage presents Blackberry maker RIM with an alarming loss of reputation, never mind considering its position in a hugely competitive market where major competitor Apple announced a new iPhone last week and new Android devices are coming from competitors everywhere. Is RIM headed for disaster? Plenty of opinion suggesting they’re in serious trouble now. (And prize for best new word of 2011: ‘woefuk,’ tweeted by Alastair Campbell.)

Still, as we like to say in England, always look on the bright side…

[Later] While RIM’s Blackberry woes still attract humorous commentary and opinion, let’s add a perfect cartoon from Matt in today’s Telegraph.

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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