Blackberry outage

BlackBerry users across the world were exasperated Wednesday as an outage of e-mail, messaging, and Internet services on the phones spread to the United States and Canada and stretched into the third day for Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
Blackberry outage
Unlike other cellphone makers, Research in Motion handles e-mail and messaging traffic to and from its phones. Millions of BlackBerry users remained without service on Wednesday as a three-day network outage spread to North America, causing massive frustrations for people who rely on these smartphones for business and personal communications.
Blackberry outage
"BlackBerry subscribers in the Americas may be experiencing intermittent service delays this morning," Research in Motion, maker of BlackBerry smartphones, said in a statement. The outage now impacts people on nearly every continent, according to the company's statements.
Blackberry outage
An "extremely critical issue" on the BlackBerry network caused the outage, Stephen Bates, RIM's managing director in the U.K., told CNN's Richard Quest. The service outage started on Monday with customers in the Middle East, Europe and Africa, before spreading to South America and Asia on Tuesday. CNNMoney: RIM can't win
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Blackberry outageThe company said it is working "around the clock" to fix the problem.

There are about 70 million BlackBerry users worldwide. BlackBerry users, many of whom use the devices primarily for business purposes, were angered by the outage.

Overheard on BlackBerry outage not all bad

Sort it out #blackberry. "What did the one #Blackberry user say to the other?..........nothing....," said another Twitter user, @giselewaymes.

"I have been an analyst for 25 years and have watched RIM wrestle with this same outage problem time after time. Is the outage affecting you?

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