“A major service outage afflicted users of the popular BlackBerry smartphones across the United States and Canada on Monday, wireless carriers said,” The Associated Press reports.
“Officials with AT&T and Verizon Wireless said the BlackBerry maker, Research in Motion, told them customers of all wireless carriers were affected,” AP reports.
“There was no word what caused the outage or when service would be restored,” AP reports. “Officials of Research in Motion, also known as RIM, did not return phone calls.”
“Major disruptions have been rare but often provoke an angry backlash against the Canadian company because of its typically lengthy silences about the cause and because it eventually gives only cryptic, jargon-laden explanations,” AP reports.
“When the BlackBerry service suffered a major outage last April, the company remained silent about the cause for two days,” AP reports.
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