Research in Motion released its financial report for Q2, recently, and reportedly it hasn't been an encouraging one. Just as that disappointment was setting in, news of an outage affecting BBM and e-mail services in Canada and Latin America surfaced. Irate users took to microblogging site, Twitter, to voice their displeasure. Although, the tweet below talks in particular about the outage affecting users in Canada and Latin America, reports also suggest that the effects may be far-reaching. Users in Middle East and U.K., too, reported that the BBM and e-mail services for them were hit. 

Screenshot of BlackBerry's official Twitter page, confirming the outage news

Screenshot of BlackBerry's official Twitter page, confirming the outage news

Services by RIM, especially that of BBM has always been among the most talked about, owing to its unique network design, which is highly controlled. This, however, reportedly has been also making it prone to such widespread outages. Several of BBM and e-mail users belong to the corporate sections, who rely on these services, quite heavily. In the latest update, according to a tweet on BlackBerry's official Twitter page, it has been assured that the services are up and running.

Update on the outage, reportedly fine

Update on the outage, reportedly fine

Publish date: September 17, 2011 5:10 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:30 pm

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