Another Blackberry outage affects 100 percent of N. American customers

A widespread Blackberry outage - the second in less than a week - affects 100 percent of North American customers.

For the second time in less than a week, Research in Motion is scrambling to deal with a widespread outage - this time affecting North America and South America, according to reports.

That company confirmed Tuesday night that messaging services, including e-mail, were experiencing "delays" in the Americas. A CNN report cites an e-mail that says that, at one point, 100 percent of its North American customers were impacted. Telephone service reportedly was not affected. The cause of the outage was unknow and reports that the service was coming back up came in early Wednesday.

Last week, an outage that affected users across the U.S. was reportedly caused by a Blackberry server that was preventing mail from being sent. That outage fell on Dec. 17, hours before RIM would report better-than-expected earnings and instantly became the darling of Wall Street.

Other coverage:

CNET: RIM confirms BlackBerry e-mail problems--again

Reuters: Outage cripples BlackBerry Americas network

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