Another blackout for BlackBerry users

2011-10-11 13:16

Cape Town – It appeared that BlackBerry services had gone down again today, less than 24 hours after a major fault at RIM cut off millions of users across the world.

Comments were streaming in on Twitter from frustrated users asking what was going on.

“BlackBerry services playing up again. Come on RIM get your act together,” tweeted Omar Abdullah.

“Yip, looks like BB wants me to go iPhone [sic],” tweeted Ian V Rensburg.

As was the case yesterday, it appeared that users in Europe and Africa were offline. On Monday, users in the Middle East were also offline.

No explanation was given for the fault at Research In Motion (RIM), whose headquarters are in Canada.

Attempts by News24 to contact RIM in South Africa were unsuccessful. No response was made to a phone call, tweets or Facebook posts on their wall.

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