BlackBerrys Hit With Nationwide Email Outage
BlackBerry addicts across the country awoke on Saturday to find their devices having major issues getting email over non-corporate networks.
The issue started being resolved at noon ET, according to a spokesman for Verizon, and all carriers were affected by this issue. (Verizon had a carrier-specific issue earlier in the week where some of its users were seeing delays in BlackBerry email.)
Saturday’s problem appears not to have affected those whose companies have their own BlackBerry servers, but did affect individual users who get email via RIM’s Internet-based mail servers.
Various BlackBerry users reported the issues, including on BlackBerry’s support forums and on various enthusiast sites. Research In Motion representatives did not return an email seeking comment.