BlackBerry Outage Casts Shadow Over Verizon iPhone Launch
Apparently Verizon Wireless customer shave been experiencing data problems with their BlackBerry devices and have been cut back to voice calls only for as long as a week due to a glitch, however apparently Verizon played down the problem.
According to an article over on Apple Insider by way of Reuters, Jeffrey Nelson a Verizon spokesperson said… “There is no outage, and there hasn’t been one. Our engineers discovered that a small number of customers in a limited geographic area had technical glitches that resulted in their email being delayed up to an hour.”
Although declining to offer any details, Nelson stated the problem had been resolved, but news of this BlackBerry data problem has been closely watch by analysts in anticipation of the launch of the Verizon iPhone, with analysts as well as customers waiting to see if the Big Red suffers the same network problems that were experience by AT&T when the iPhone was first launched.
Apparently sue to intermitted downtime of the Verizon website on the day of the Verizon iPhone announcement some are concerned that their network isn’t quite ready to cope with the expected millions of CDMA iPhone customers.
Verizon execs told investors during an earnings call “We are not going to have any flaws on the execution of the iPhone launch.”
Thus it would seem that Verizon if pretty confident that everything will run smoothly on the launch of the Verizon iPhone, but do you agree? Do you think the Big Red can cope with the iPhone?