BlackBerry users throughout Europe, the Middle East and parts of Africa have been experiencing problems with their service since early this morning.
It looks like the problems that people are having involve accessing the web, BlackBerry messenger and roaming in Europe. Some users are also reporting the inability to access their email. Apparently, all of these users are tied to one data center maintained by Research in Motion, or RIM - the folks behind the Blackberry devices.
Some of the carriers in the areas are blaming RIM for the outage -
@Lukiemartin Hi Luke, the issue is with RIM and nothing to do with T-Mobile. Sorry.
@Medhat_Saeed There is Blackberry outage , its from RIM side (Blackberry Manafuture), stay tuned with us till further updates. ^NE
RIM didn't make an official statement on the reported outages for a while, as they finally responded with this -
@BlackBerryHelp Some users in EMEA are experiencing issues. We're investigating, and we apologise for any inconvenience.RT
We apologize to any of our customers in Europe, Middle East & Africa still experiencing issues. We'll bring you an update as soon as we can.
Blackberry users have taken to Twitter to voice their frustrations -
Aw cute, orange just texted me about my blackberry not working aww
I see Slough has put itself back on the map today with chronic server failure killing 1/2 of the planets Blackberry services
It appears that services are slowly reappearing for some users -
Yay!!! Welcome back blackberry services!
The majority of tweets rolling in are about the service still being down. Have you been affected? Are you seeing your BBM and other services returning to normal? Let us know in the comments.