BlackBerry email messages were delivered as usual after an earthquake struck Virginia Tuesday while calls failed, a potential boon to manufacturer Research In Motion Ltd. as it tries to win back lost market share.
The device, indispensable for many bankers, executives, lawyers, politicians and Washington lobbyists, relies on thousands of RIM servers for its email service instead of phone companies' networks. Some calls failed because systems of carriers including Verizon Communications Inc. were clogged as people tried to reach friends, relatives and colleagues.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Quakeproof service gives RIM a boost in reputation: