BlackBerry outages expanding to North America

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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11 Comments

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.

2. DonMateo28 unregistered

I meant please don't end up like Palm

10. iammikelizardo unregistered

good luck then... it would be a though year for you ahead...

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.

5. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

muujajajajajaj sufraan! >:D

4. ljfresh unregistered

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

6. androidsbiggestfan

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

Possibly the signs of an upcoming death of RIM?

11. iammikelizardo unregistered

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

7. Gowless unregistered

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

8. Fallin

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

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

9. Tristann

Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 04, 2010

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

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