BlackBerry Services Hit by More Disruptions

Disruptions to Research In Motion’s BlackBerry service continued around the world for a third consecutive day, with problems spreading Wednesday into Asian markets and some customers in the U.S. and Canada complaining of backlogged emails on their smartphones.

Late Tuesday, RIM blamed disruptions that had plagued users in Europe, the Mideast, India, Latin America and Africa on a failed switch and backup. The company said the problem had been fixed, but that it could take some time to work through a “backlog” of data that the company’s network hadn’t been able to ship to users.

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