With only a couple weeks to go before BlackBerry 10 arrives,
Research In Motion (NASDAQ:
) is doing everything it can to ensure that consumers are excited
for its arrival. Unfortunately, a BlackBerry outage should not have
been one of them.
, BlackBerry users have been experiencing outages on Vodafone's
"We are aware that some BlackBerry customers are experiencing
issues," a Vodafone representative told Reuters. "Vodafone is
working closely with Research In Motion to restore full service as
soon as possible. As soon as we have further information we will
provide additional updates."
No other details have been provided. However,
received an update from Research In Motion claiming that "all
BlackBerry services are operating normally."
"We are aware that a wider Vodafone service issue is impacting
some of our BlackBerry customers in Europe, Middle East and
Africa," a Research In Motion representative told ZDNet. "We are
supporting Vodafone's efforts to resolve the issue as soon as
On Twitter, a search for "BlackBerry Outage" reveals a top tweet
for the official
Phone Twitter page
"Is your friendship an epic adventure?" the tweet reads. "See it
play out in photos, posts and check-ins.
With Google's (NASDAQ:
) Android and Apple's (NASDAQ:
) iOS platforms dominating the market, Microsoft (NASDAQ:
) hopes that it can take the number-three spot from Research In
this week, announcing that it sold an estimated 4.4 million Lumia
devices in the fourth quarter. All of Nokia's Lumia smartphones
contain the Windows Phone operating system.
Thus far, the BlackBerry outage has prevented at least one
reporter from tweeting today.
"I'm afraid a BlackBerry outage prevented any tweets from me
about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to the NPG today
until now," Richard Palmer, the royal correspondent of the Daily
Other users do not seem to be surprised by the outage.
"Yet ANOTHER #Blackberry outage...MAKE it stop,"
tweeted this morning.
was equally unhappy. "Yet another #Blackberry outage," he tweeted.
"Yet another reason to look at different solutions."
"Another outage of BlackBerry on @VodafoneUK,"
tweeted. "What has failed this time?"
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