Colleague Marguerite Reardon has talked to several networking administrators about the BlackBerry outage.She's just posted an analysis of how this could have happened, and what technology systems were at fault.
The BlackBerry Beat
Russell Shaw's blog keeps fiercely loyal BlackBerry users up to speed on new models, technologies, carrier promotions, tips and tricks, and relevant corporate news.
Pinstacker MWPatterson received this note earlier today from BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion:The following information is current as of 09:00 on April 18, 2007. All times are EDT.
Hayden James, who runs Pinstack, says:"Just contacted RIM moments ago they informed us that service has been restored for 'most' BlackBerry users."They also said that they are 'closely monitoring systems' in order to maintain normal service levels," Hayden adds.
Cingular-AT&T- National outage, working on the problem, many service tickets open.. SprintNextel- At this time, nationwide data outage, no estimated time to fix.
Flickr Member Mr. M graciously shares specs and pix of the forthcoming BlackBerry 8300 with Pinstack.
BlackBerry email service was still down across North America at the time of this post. Complaints are still flooding the three major BlackBerry Forums- places where BB users often vent.
At this hour (just before Midnight Pacific Coast U.S.
Most BlackBerry email worldwide went down last night around 8 p.m.
Top BlackBerry tipster BoyGenius reports that the BlackBerry OS 5.0-running, BlackBerry 9900 is likely to be released by the end of this year.
Not to be outdone by Verizon's new Unlimited Messaging options, Cingular/AT&T is preparing to offer unlimited messaging, too.Works on Cingy BlackBerrys as well as other phones.