Monday, February 11, 2008

This just in: "Critical" outage on BlackBerry!

Something seemed odd shortly after 3 today when the BlackBerry's stopped working. Became even odder when I tried to contact BlackBerry support and couldn't get through. That's to Reuters, I was able to finally find out why.
TORONTO (Reuters) - E-mail service of Research In Motion's BlackBerry smartphones experienced a "critical severity outage" on Monday, the company told clients in an e-mail.

"This is an emergency notification regarding the current BlackBerry Infrastructure outage," stated an e-mail from RIM support account manager Bryan Simpson. The e-mail said the outage affected enterprise clients and "users of the Americas network."

RIM was not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Wojtek Dabrowski; editing by Rob Wilson)

I think it's going to be a long night.

Update: It appears around 6:50 PM EST, mail was flowing to my hand held properly. Stay tuned to Andy's House O' Blog for continuing team coverage.

1 comment:

Turtle said...

Mine is still up and talking as of 5pm EST. We're an AT&T entrprise customer.