Massive BlackBerry outage hits Europe, Middle East, Africa, beyond


BlackBerry services such as email, Web browsing, and BBM instant messaging have been knocked out of commission for most of Monday in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and even extending into parts of India.

The outage began around 10am Central European Time (approximately 6am Eastern) and Research in Motion did not acknowledge the problem until some four hours later.

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"Some users in EMEA are experiencing issues. We're investigating, and we apologise for any inconvenience," the message finally said. There was no official statement declaring what the cause of the outage was.

As recently as half an hour ago, more than six hours after the outage began, RIM said the issue was not resolved for all users.

More information about the scope of this outage is pending.

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