Massive Blackberry outage affects all of North America; iPhone users unaffected

“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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44 Comments

  1. Ha, ha, ha!

    All those bastards who bragged to me about how their Blackdingleberries are “just as good as an iPhone,” ain’t smiling now, buddy!

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  2. service back up. outage was a few hours. they always are able to start it up again. this is the 2nd outage in a year, but each for only a few hours. if you deliver a service and run your own network (especially one that peers into 400 other networks), this happens. RIM’s track record is pretty good for reliability though. iphone doesn’t match RIM’s service for email, don’t even try arguing. iphone does do just about everything else better though.

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