BlackBerry users in the US and Canada are suing manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) in response to the recent global blackout, which left millions of key services missing, wireless communication device users might be interested to learn.
Earlier this week, a Canadian lawsuit was filed on behalf of all Blackberry owners in the country, accusing RIM of breach of contract.
And according to Malik Saadi, principal analyst with Informa Telecom & Media, this kind of suit could be just the beginning.
"If the consumer forums get involved they could mobilise individuals into seeking compensation and there will be a snowball effect," he told the BBC.
In other industry news, Sony recently announced that it has acquired Sony Ericsson, the mobile phone maker, from Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson.
Sony will acquire 50 per cent of the firm for €1.1 billion (£964 million). The mobile handset business will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Japanese firm.