Three-Day BlackBerry Outage Finds Its Way into the U.S.

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BlackBerry service interruptions have been making their way across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India and parts of South America over the past couple of days, with reports now surfacing that customers in the U.S. and Canada are experiencing problems as well.

Research in Motion, makers of the BlackBerry devices, took to the BlackBerry Facebook page yesterday with the following statement:

“The messaging and browsing delays being experienced by BlackBerry users in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Brazil, Chile and Argentina were caused by a core switch failure within RIM’s infrastructure. Although the system is designed to failover to a back-up switch, the failover did not function as previously tested. As a result, a large backlog of data was generated, and we are now working to clear that backlog and restore normal service as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we will continue to keep you informed.”

We’re seeing numerous outages at TIME headquarters in New York this morning. Anyone else in the U.S. or Canada having problems? Sound off in the comments section below.

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