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RIM confirms global BlackBerry outages

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Oct 2011 15:33 User comments (3)

RIM confirms global BlackBerry outages RIM has admitted today that European, Middle Eastern and African customers may be experiencing service issues.
In the affected regions, carriers are calling the "service issues" total outages, however.

The maker of BlackBerrys tweeted today: "@BlackBerryHelp Some users in EMEA are experiencing issues. We're investigating, and we apologise for any inconvenience."

"We apologize to any of our customers in Europe, Middle East & Africa still experiencing issues. We'll bring you an update as soon as we can."


Due to the Columbus Day holiday in the U.S. and Thanksgiving holiday in Canada, RIM is understaffed for the issue.

Because RIM's BlackBerry services are managed by RIM's centralized servers outages would stop users from receiving their emails, a potentially catastrophic issue.

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3 user comments

110.10.2011 16:04

And to think the only thing I was really thinking once reading this article was "Its Thanks Giving in Canada eh?"

210.10.2011 21:54

no, its thanksgiving in canada not Thanks Giving. i'm canadian.

311.10.2011 1:21

Originally posted by ddp:
No. Its Thanksgiving in Canada not "Thanks Giving". I'm Canadian.

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