More irresponsible "journalism" Karl,
Read all your "source" links and none of them confirm what you are saying here.
Nowhere has RIM ever said publicly that they will be reimbursing carriers. Nowhere.
Something will likely happen, but you sure as hell won't hear about it. This is a complex situation involving many parties and vendors. There are likely SLA's on both sides. And don't think for a minute RIM won't indemnify any and all hardware vendors for their failures.