>So, not that we all love our cell phone providers anyway, but… the recent news out of the UAE makes me glad I don’t have a BlackBerry. If you haven’t heard (which I expect you haven’t), the UAE’s major cell phone provider sent out an SMS to its BlackBerry customers advising them to “upgrade” their software. When they did, suddenly their batteries began to drain in an hour instead of a few days. Seems, according to this article, that perhaps the phone company used the opportunity to encourage users to install spyware.
You know, if you can’t trust your phone company who can you trust?
Ha! Fortunately for El 3atal, he ignores SMS’s when he’s in Amman and has remained unaffected. His CousinBeans have not been so lucky. Makes me long for the days at IBM where they tested, checked, tested, checked and then had four additional people check and test before allowing employees to install any new software…
Happy Battery Drain!