RIM’s Blackberry Service Suffers Another Outage

Blackberry users in the UK and Ireland experienced an outage that lasted through the morning on Friday, in another blow to RIM’s reputation.

The Independent reports that the service was back up by lunchtime, but any outage is bad news for RIM’s already shaky reputation. A number of system problems over recent years have weakened the confidence of its customers and caused some to jump ship to other mobile devices such as Apple’s iPhone or one of the many smartphones running Google’s Android operating system.