interruption occurred Tuesday night that affected BlackBerry in
North America," according to a statement from RIM (Research In
Some users may not be aware that
their devices are not working.
Users should check their devices to make see if their service is
People sending messages to these
devices may not be able to communicate with the recipient.
Problems may still persist among many users.
The BlackBerry service experienced a widespread outage in U.S.
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The outage has not only affected individual users but also
affected public safety communications throughout the country
including police, fire and Homeland Security users who use the
The root cause is currently undetermined. Delays may still
persist in using the BlackBerry system.
A recorded message is all the information that is available with
no time frame given for complete resolution to the problem.
[Text copied from
NewsEmergency.com news release]