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Blackberry Service Restored After Overnight Outage

Associated Press News Wire (
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 14:31:54 -0500

BlackBerry service was being restored Wednesday morning after an
overnight outage that left millions of users without mobile access to
their e-mail on the popular device.

Research in Motion Ltd., the Canadian company that provides the
devices and e-mail service, said the service interruption began
Tuesday night, affecting users in North America.

"Root cause is currently under review, but service for most customers
was restored overnight and RIM is closely monitoring systems in order
to maintain normal service levels," the statement from RIM said.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the problems affected all cellular
carriers that offer BlackBerry service.

Last week, RIM reported that it added about 1 million BlackBerry
subscriber accounts during the first three months of 2007, bringing
its total subscriber base to 8 million.

Jitters about the outage sent RIM's share price sliding in the opening
minutes of Wednesday's trading, but the stock recovered quickly. The
stock was changing hands at $130.65 a share, down 62 cents, on the
Nasdaq Stock Market after falling as low as $128.80.

Copyright 2007 The Associated Press.

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