BlackBerry down on the day of the release of the iPhone 5

RIM said it had resolved the “problem” affecting some BlackBerry users… the day of the sale of the iPhone 5.


Research in Motion (RIM) is unlucky? Its BlackBerry users in Europe, Middle East and Africa experienced a failure, Friday, September 21, 2012, the day of the release of the iPhone 5, the new smartphone Apple promised some success. Failure, triggered in the morning, was set early in the afternoon. “All our apologies to customers affected by the problem with the BlackBerry today. We can confirm that the services have been restored and are now functioning normally”, the manufacturer said on his Twitter account, published in England.

The group announced on the same Twitter account, in the morning, “a problem with the BlackBerry affecting some users in Europe, Middle East and Africa”, without encrypting the number of users affected or specify the type of problem encountered. This failure is of lesser magnitude than that affected BlackBerry in October 2011. Several days outage had affected millions of users in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Brazil, Chile and Argentina.

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