RIM confirms new global BlackBerry outage

"We apologise for any inconvenience" - again

BlackBerry messaging and internet services have ground to a halt once again, with RIM confirming to TechRadar that it's an international problem.

BlackBerry services crashed yesterday, but RIM managed to bring operations back online, although was unable to discern the reason behind the outage.

But now BlackBerry services have crashed again, with RIM telling us it's not just the UK affected:

"Some users in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, India, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina are experiencing messaging and browsing delays," said a spokesperson.

Here we go again...

"We are working to restore normal service as quickly as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused."

There's still no word on what's causing the problems, nor the extent of the problems - some are claiming the BBM service is still operational, but millions are unable to browse the internet through the BES and BIS servers.

We're waiting to hear more information regarding the outage - we'll update you as soon as we hear when normal BlackBerry service will resume.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Phones and Tablets Editor

Gareth (Twitter, Google+) has been part of the mobile phone industry from the era of the brick to the tiny device in the pocket... and now watching them grow back up to behemothic proportions once more. He's spent five years dissecting all the top phones in the world as TechRadar's Phones and Tablets Editor, and still can't resist answering the dreaded question - "which new phone should I get?" - with 15 choices.