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Submission + - 3 Day BlackBerry Outage Spreads to North America (

iONiUM writes: "With increasing pressure on RIM to catch up to the new phones, and the upcoming release of the iPhone 4S, could this three day outage of BlackBerry's service be a nail in the coffin? From the article 'The service disruptions are the worst since an outage swept north America two years ago, and come as Apple prepares to put on sale its already sold-out iPhone 4S on Friday.'"

Submission + - Samsung Seeking Ban of iPhone4S in Europe (

iONiUM writes: "From the article, 'Samsung Electronics Co. said it will try to stop the sale of Apple Inc.'s iPhone 4S in France and Italy, aiming to use publicity over the device's introduction as leverage against Apple in a broader fight over the design of smartphones and tablet computers.'
Since Apple is well known to have excellent brand recognition in Europe, this would seriously hurt Apple's bottom line."

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