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Millions of Blackberry owners across Europe, the Middle East and Africa have been left without services following a server crash.

Owners of the smartphones were unable to browse the web, send email or instant messages.

The problem appears to have originated in a datacentre in Slough which handles Blackberry services for the affected regions

Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15243892
    
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lol, Blackberrys centre for europe, africa and the middle east is in Slough . . .
    
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Hrm...I wondered why a tech stopped responding earlier...I secretly wished he had been walked into traffic but, it's good to know their network is "down".
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I knew this would happen one day.
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Wonder what (or who? yea I went there) crashed it.
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Others lamented the loss of the free BBM network saying they did not know what to do without it.
Haha sounds like some drug addicts or some utterly confused people....

But anyways don't they have a back/redundant server to take over if the main server fails?
post #7 of 26
More unfortunate news for RiM. They sure seem like they're going downhill rather fast.
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I was wondering why I couldn't go on the internet
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post #9 of 26
Sounds like the time when it went down in North America. People went crazy all over twitter and I remember people went crazy because of it. Well just BBM went down but still, It's pretty sad that people say they don't know what to do.
    
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I think its funny how all those services rely on rim. surely web browsing shouldnt :S that means all web data is passing through rim servers in a sort of proxy type way.
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