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Blackberry is turning black and blue

Marc Sanchez Oct 12, 2011

Blackberry had a third day of outages across Europe, East Africa, and India. Parent company, Research in Motion figured out the problem was caused by the switching system; however, a giant hair ball of a data is now clogging up their pipes and causing service to go down. It’s the perfect storm of bad luck, what with the new iPhone release and everything. Reuters is reporting that the outages have now reached North America.

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