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Bloomberg is reporting that Research in Motion's BlackBerry service experienced disruptions overnight in North America and other parts of the world.
Yes, it's going to be one of those days: A bad BlackBerry day.
As of post time, there was no expected uptime.
PC Advisor indicated that the widespread outage began last night, as customers started swarming the BlackBerry Forums discussion board to find out what was the situation.
The U.S. tech support line provided the following message:
"We are currently experiencing a service interruption that is causing delays in sending or receiving messages. We apologise for the inconvenience and will provide updates as soon as they become available."
Translation: Your BlackBerries have stopped working and we're hearing from a lot of you, and we will make it start working again soon or business in the Western Hemisphere could come to a screeching halt and we'll get blamed for it!
CNBC just reported that the outage did, in fact, impact all users in the Western Hemisphere, that the failure began at 8 o'clock last night, and that there are now concerns that an overwhelming rush of messages when service does return could cause greater failures.
Face the music, rest your thumbs: It's gonna be a "Send smoke signals" kinda day.