Blackberry still recovering from epic server fail

Josh Peterson Tech Editor
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Customers affected by Research In Motion’s widespread Blackberry server outage may soon see service restored after a major blackout on Monday.

“Many consumers in the region have seen the service now resume,” a Blackberry spokesperson in the United Kingdom told The Daily Caller.

British technology news and opinion website The Register reported that a major server outage at RIM affected customers worldwide. Many were unable to properly send or receive email, or use Blackberry Messenger (BBM) for the remainder of the day.

The outage, affecting customers in the Canadian tech company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region, began around 6 a.m. EST.

Customers across the globe are still seeing unresolved issues. Reports as recent as 3:24 p.m. EST by Zain Kuwait, a Kuwait-based telecommunications company, indicate that Blackberry users in the region are not out of the woods yet.

“We are working to resolve an issue currently impacting some BlackBerry subscribers in Europe Middle East and Africa.  We’re investigating, and we apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused whilst this is resolved,” RIM said in a statement Monday.