BlackBerry users are back to pounding their small keyboards again as service was restored this morning. An overnight outage left millions of users without mobile access to their e-mail.
Research in Motion Ltd., the Canadian company that provides the devices and e-mail service, said the service interruption began Tuesday night, affecting users in North America (Editor’s note: including me for which my wife and kids were very happy)
“Root cause is currently under review, but service for most customers was restored overnight and RIM is closely monitoring systems in order to maintain normal service levels,” a statement from RIM said. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the problems affected all cellular carriers that offer BlackBerry service. In the meantime, while my Blackberry service was offline last night, I was shown this video by my kids… naughty kids…
Please take note that last week, RIM reported that it added about 1 million BlackBerry subscriber accounts during the first three months of 2007, bringing its total subscriber base to 8 million. Scary.
Originally posted on April 18, 2007 @ 12:49 pm