Webwire: iPhone 4S breaks records; BlackBerry laid low by outage

Pre-orders for Apple’s latest iPhone are breaking the firm’s own records, with a million devices requested in the first 24 hours compared to 600,000 for the previous model.
A UK data center failure took down RIM BlackBerry services in Europe, Middle East and Africa yesterday.
A law firm pursuing a 23,000 member class action lawsuit against Vodafone Australia has been unable to secure funding for the case, and will now look offshore for the injection needed to initiate legal action.
A new video chat website is being established by founders of the controversial Napster file sharing site. Airtime is backed to the tune of $8 million (€5.8 million) and is due to launch by the year end.
eBay is set to double its mobile sales to $4 billion (€2.9 billion) in gross merchandise volume this year, with three mobile purchases now made every second, according to the e-commerce firm's head of mobile.