While the two events are entirely unrelated, a major service outage coinciding with potentially the biggest mobile of the year hitting stores worldwide is just plain old unlucky. Users of RIM’s BlackBerry service in the EMEA region are at the wrong end of a network problem affecting BBM, email and internet. At the moment it doesn’t appear to be of the vast and crippling scale as last time , but small consolation if you’re one of the unlucky ones.
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BlackBerry outage affecting users in Europe, Middle East and Africa (update: service restored?)