1. jaydee_42's Avatar
    Recently there has been a shortage of stock of blackberries at Rogers creating a backorder issue, when talking to a co-worker she mentioned a Rogers rep at head office saying there had been a fire in Blackberries storage facility and that black berry was trying to ship surviving stock to Rogers but rogers was refusing it as there were issues with the tracker ball. Has anyone heard of this issue?
    11-01-08 07:17 AM
  2. CipherDias's Avatar
    Nope haven't seen or heard anything about that..
    11-01-08 09:27 AM
  3. Username01939's Avatar
    No haven't heard anything like this.
    11-01-08 10:05 AM
  4. greg24's Avatar
    i didnt hear that either
    11-01-08 01:47 PM
  5. benzworm's Avatar
    nope, and i ask my blackberry rep everything...
    11-01-08 01:52 PM
  6. editguy's Avatar
    nope, and i ask my blackberry rep everything...
    You crack me up, Benz
    11-01-08 04:27 PM
  7. GapBoyPCS's Avatar
    If it were true, I wonder where their facility was. There hasn't been anything public I've heard in the local media suggesting that has happened.
    11-01-08 04:37 PM
  8. Msmari's Avatar
    Wow this would be crazy!!
    But I have not heard of this...
    And you know we would hear about it... Try googling it.
    11-01-08 04:42 PM
  9. berry me with it's Avatar
    We should start blaming all our trackball issues on a fire at RIM.

    Trackball issue? Call RIM, I bet your berry is on fire!
    11-01-08 05:26 PM
  10. Chrome Orange's Avatar
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    Fire at a Research In Motion building

    Updated Wed. Oct. 15 2008 6:57 PM ETA fire halted work at one of Research In Motion's buildings in Waterloo on Wednesday.

    The Waterloo Fire Dept. says they found a small fire in a room. The blaze was controlled by the sprinkler system.

    One person was treated for a slight amount of smoke inhalation. He wasn’t transported to hospital.
    11-01-08 06:02 PM
  11. jm2hill's Avatar
    thanks for the up chrome
    good to know
    11-01-08 06:03 PM
  12. GapBoyPCS's Avatar
    Welcome to CTV Southwestern Ontario

    Fire at a Research In Motion building

    Updated Wed. Oct. 15 2008 6:57 PM ETA fire halted work at one of Research In Motion's buildings in Waterloo on Wednesday.

    The Waterloo Fire Dept. says they found a small fire in a room. The blaze was controlled by the sprinkler system.

    One person was treated for a slight amount of smoke inhalation. He wasn’t transported to hospital.
    I love CKCO

    Too bad with the that picture I can't make out which building it is...at least no one was seriously hurt.
    11-01-08 06:21 PM
  13. benzworm's Avatar
    oh that sux
    11-01-08 07:05 PM
  14. MarsVoltà's Avatar
    Suxs. I hope the BlackBerry's are fine! ..and the person

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-02-08 06:37 AM
  15. ecooper11's Avatar
    Does anyone know what the trackball issue is?
    11-02-08 07:07 AM
  16. Pete6's Avatar
    Does anyone know what the trackball issue is?
    Blackberrys are soooo hot that if you stack a load of them together there is a danger of spontaneous combustion - it's a bit like a haystack catching fire on their own. This is why they come in such big boxes, to kep the phones apart. Clearly RIM needs to make the boxes bigger on newer, even hotter phones. One touch on a trackball and whooosh!
    11-02-08 07:17 AM
  17. CipherDias's Avatar
    Blackberrys are soooo hot that if you stack a load of them together there is a danger of spontaneous combustion - it's a bit like a haystack catching fire on their own. This is why they come in such big boxes, to kep the phones apart. Clearly RIM needs to make the boxes bigger on newer, even hotter phones. One touch on a trackball and whooosh!
    Good1 Pete!
    11-02-08 07:45 AM
  18. jaydee_42's Avatar
    Thanks for the input folks, the issue I "heard" is when you move the ball it freezes. Don't know if this is true or not but just something I heard, will try and find more out next time I talk to BB tech support.
    11-02-08 08:28 AM
  19. Pete6's Avatar
    Thanks for the input folks, the issue I "heard" is when you move the ball it freezes. Don't know if this is true or not but just something I heard, will try and find more out next time I talk to BB tech support.
    The Blackberry trackball is a bit like a very small mouse. If it gets dirt in it then it plays up. The cleaner your hands and the cleaner the user environment then the less trouble you have with the trackball. The ball sits in a socket and there is very little space around it for crud to enter but, crud always finds a way.

    There are various methods for cleaning the ball and its mechanism and replacement assemblies are also available from a variety of sources.

    Speciifically do you have a particular problem or were you just comenting in General?

    My trackball over several phones has proven highly reliable. The worst thing that happened was when I was eating fries in McDonald's and I grabbed my phone. 2 days later, clean out the crud..
    11-02-08 09:15 AM
  20. MarsVoltà's Avatar
    Yeah the track ball on the BlackBerry is verrry sensitive and even if your hands are damp from washing your hands it'll act up and feel odd when its spun and it gets dirty really fast. But it is easy for dust to get through the track since if there is dust or anything on it when you spin it its pressed down slightly leaving enough space for dust to roll down underneath the track ball.

    I wish the track ball was a bit bigger because on my sidekick lx the track ball was a bit bigger greasy hands dirty hands wet hands it still rolled fine. And after it did begin to get dirty rubbing alcohol would make it look brand new and white. But the BlackBerry track ball seems to absorb whatever touches it sort of like the sidekick 3 did. I guess there made from different materials.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-02-08 09:22 AM
  21. zaskar's Avatar
    From the news blurb, it doesn't sound like a major fire that could damage a significant amount of inventory. Just sounds like it was contained to one "room". Unless the firefighters all had iPhones and decided to spray down the whole building, I doubt this will effect inventory stock levels nationwide.
    11-11-08 05:37 AM
  22. Blacklatino's Avatar
    Haven't heard this before.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-11-08 06:07 AM
  23. sexysweetk22's Avatar
    Nope, never heard that..

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-16-08 07:11 PM
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