BlackBerry says service back up
Ottawa - BlackBerry service has been restored worldwide after three days of outages, the head of the company that makes the smartphones (RIM) said on Thursday.
"All of the services are back up globally," founder and co-chief executive Mike Lazaridis told a press conference.
Speaking on the fourth day of disruptions, which the firm has blamed on a backlog of emails caused by an initial technical failure, Lazaridis said: "I apologise for the service outages this week. We've let many of you down."
RIM said on Wednesday that an initial technical failure had prompted a build-up of messages in its network, triggering a cascade of problems around the world that affected many of the firm's 70 million subscribers.
The technical failure reportedly started at the company's British hub in Slough, a town west of London.