Sporadic outages of BlackBerry messaging and email service spread to the U.S. and Canada on Wednesday, as problems stretched into the third day for Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. [...] Unlike other cellphone makers, [Research in Motion] handles email and messaging traffic to and from its phones. When it encounters a problem, millions of subscribers are affected at once. There are about 70 million BlackBerry users around the world.(MSNBC.) I heard about the overseas outages the other day and was kinda hoping against hope that it wouldn't reach North America.
13 October 2011
So that's why my mobile device has been flaky lately
Looks like one for the RISKS Digest, to me: