RIM faces growing pains

Jun 22 2005 - 06:25 PM ET | Research In Motion
BlackBerry subscribers experienced a service outage today for the second time in a week. BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has seen a rapid increase in the number of subscribers over the last year, with the current total currently over three million. In explaining the outage, a RIM spokesperson noted that the backup system was not sufficient: bq. "There was a hardware failure this afternoon and the backup system functioned with lower capacity than expected." The company claims today's outage is not related to the one on Friday.