BlackBerry outage comes to U.S., Baltimore
I just got an email from our corporate parent's help desk notifying us of a BlackBerry outages affecting email, text messaging and Internet service.
How many other corporate IT departments are sending out such an email across the U.S. this morning? And how many municipal governments, who rely on BlackBerrys for critical communications, are also affected?
In Baltimore, the city employees' BlackBerry services are down, according to Rico Singleton, in a brief email. He did not provide a number for city workers affected.
Reuters reports that Research In Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, is saying that some clients are experiencing outages in the Americas. It's the third day of outages around the world for the Canadian company, and a serious setback for its legions of business customers who rely on these smartphones for communications.
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For you loyal BlackBerry users out there, is this outage the last straw? Will you switch to iPhone or Android or Microsoft phones?
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