As the second outage in less than a week hit RIM, BlackBerry users flocked to Twitter to commiserate and in some cases, express their rage at RIM. The company took quite a bit of abuse from irate users, some who vowed to dump their BlackBerries for iPhones or Android phones.
At the same time, a war of words broke out between those very same users and iPhone owners, many of who took extreme pleasure in ridiculing them.
“Blackberry had you down & out??? LOL Weeeeeeaaaakkkk! iDevice 3gs baby!!!” said one user. “sucks for all ya blackberry heads service sucks lmaoo that’s why the iPhone is best,” said another.
Even once service was restored the taunts kept coming:
Welcome back #teamblackberry. How was ur trip?? LOL ha ha. An they talk about #iPhone users. That’s what they get.”
There was much more but most of it was too laden with profanity to print. BlackBerry users fired back using Verizon’s map ads and their recent revelation that they will be “encouraging” iPhone users to not use so much data, even if they pay for an unlimited data plan as ammunition. A few Android users jumped into the fray as well, but there was silence from the Windows Mobile and WebOS fronts. The war of words seems to have reached a ceasefire, at least for now, but it sure made for an interesting event!