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New outage hits BlackBerry users

updated 12:50 pm EST, Wed February 20, 2008

New BlackBerry outage

Users of Research in Motion's BlackBerry cellphones have been saddled with yet another service outage, according to widespread reports. Beginning before dawn today, RIM's e-mail system became unavailable for some 80 percent of subscribers in the continental US, affecting people with carriers including Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint. As of press time some subscribers had begun indicating resumed e-mail access; problems may still be ongoing however, and RIM has not said when full service will be restored.

The outage marks the second in the space of a week, and the third in nine months. RIM has in the past been severely criticized for any interruption of e-mail, as the BlackBerry's primary audience consists of businessmen and other professionals who prefer the combination of dedicated service and easier typing. [via Boy Genius Report]

by MacNN Staff



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