RIM Hit by Second Outage in a Week

Published on December 23, 2009
by Eric Savitz

Research in Motion (RIM) shares are holding up well despite a second service outage in one week for North American and South American users of the BlackBerry, following last Thursday’s crash.

RIMM shares are up 16 cents, or 0.4 percent, at $67.38.

The Toronto Star reports this morning that the outage has ended and that RIM says the problem was with software for BlackBerry Messenger, a real-time communications program on the phone similar to instant messaging.

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