BlackBerry outage hits Europe, Middle East, Africa (Update)

Oct 10, 2011
A woman uses her BlackBerry phone. The maker of the BlackBerry smartphone has confirmed that an outage had hit some of its services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The maker of the BlackBerry smartphone said Monday that all services had been restored to users in Europe, the Middle East and Africa after widespread service outages.

Many users had reported not being able to receive or send email, use instant messaging or browse the Internet, though the problems did not appear to be the same for each user, or affect all users.

Canada-based Research In Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry, said in a statement late Monday that all services had been restored and apologized again for any inconvenience.

The company has not said what caused the problem.

RIM has struggled this year with weaker sales of the BlackBerry smartphone against rivals like Apple's iPhone, various models from HTC, and other handsets running Google's Android software.

The company's share price fell 0.56 percent to $23.23 Monday after the outage news, and was down 60 percent from the beginning of the year.

Explore further: Studying the speed of multi-hop Bluetooth networks

More information: http://twitter.com/blackberry

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Recommended for you

End to end 5G for super, superfast mobile

Nov 24, 2014

A collaboration between NEC Electronics Samsung and several academic centres in China and Iran, is investigating how software-defined cellular networking might be used to give smart phone users the next generation of super-superfast ...

German study supports free "Super WiFi"

Nov 24, 2014

The need for the wireless transfer of data will increase significantly in the coming years. Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) therefore propose to turn some of the TV frequencies that ...

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

COCO
not rated yet Oct 13, 2011
was a great story - odds against another star like this developing in Kanada looks slim - back to hewing, whatever that is.

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.