The congress has been investigating the IRS, and specifically, Lois Lerner. After being subpoenaed, Ms. Lerner's emails were said to be lost due to a hard drive crash. Recently, the IRS has admitted Ms. Lerner's emails were backed up, raising the hopes of those who suspect wrong doing at the IRS. In addition, there are now reports that Ms. Lerner's BlackBerry was intentionally destroyed after she was notified of the committee's investigation.
Whatever happens in this investigation, it does put BlackBerry right in the middle of a major media story. That cannot be bad for BlackBerry. It wasn't that long ago that BlackBerry was in the middle of all sorts of media stories, but those days are long gone.
Although a troubling story to say the least, I'm glad BlackBerry is getting some free press. For those who like the tactile keyboard, BlackBerry is still the best mobile email device on the planet.