The BBC has suspended its use of BlackBerry devices (registration required) after people started receiving emails not intended for them. Apparently users were getting pieces of other peoples' emails randomly inserted in the bodies of their own messages, and the corporation has shut down the service until security can be assured, which could take another two weeks. It looks like a perfect storm could be brewing for RIM, with the threat of an injunction looming closer and intensified competition from a growing number of rivals. High-profile service failures right now could further strengthen the position of the company's competitors.
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