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BlackBerry outages expanding to North America

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BlackBerry outages expanding to North America
As we reported earlier, BlackBerries around the world have been suffering from service outages. As of the time RIM made a statement on the issue, the problems had been occurring in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina, but now it seems like the problems are spreading. 

Reports have been coming in that BlackBerry users in Canada and the United States have been experiencing the same service outages. RIM said it is working to fix the issue, which it blamed on a "core switch failure". Whatever the reasoning, this problem has become a PR nightmare for the company, which has been watching its market share and stock fall recently. 

Rumors have also been circulating that many businesses have been working to incorporate employees' personal smartphones (aka iPhones and Androids) into enterprise networks, which would completely remove the need for BlackBerries at all. During this, "Dear BlackBerry" has become a trending topic on Twitter, and there is some real anger out there. It's not all comments like: "Dear BlackBerry, thanks for honoring Steve Jobs with 3 days of silence."

source: Reuters

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posted on 12 Oct 2011, 14:59

1. DonMateo28 (unregistered)

I love Blackberry to death but please to end up like Palm and force me to go to these other devices i so happily choose not to do.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 15:00

2. DonMateo28 (unregistered)

I meant please don't end up like Palm

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:58

10. iammikelizardo (unregistered)

good luck then...

it would be a though year for you ahead...

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 15:41

3. NewPlayer (unregistered)

In Dominican Republic we have been suffering BB service outage since late last night. This one is really going to hit hard on an almost capsized RIM.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 18:01

5. remyrz (Posts: 205; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)

muujajajajajaj sufraan! >:D

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 17:27

4. ljfresh (unregistered)

we've been down since last night in Trinidad --> wtf RIM

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 18:29 1

6. androidsbiggestfan (Posts: 76; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)

Possibly the signs of an upcoming death of RIM?

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:59

11. iammikelizardo (unregistered)


their expensive devices were crippled like a stupid year 2000 phone that can't do anything at all.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 18:56

7. Gowless (unregistered)

pissed off customers all day in colorado......thanks RIM

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 19:30

8. Fallin (Posts: 70; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)

One of our user's where I work in Phoenix is affected.

posted on 12 Oct 2011, 21:33

9. Tristann (Posts: 76; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)

No Problems here :D
I hope I don't wake up with my phone not working tho -.-

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