A MAJOR FAULT at Canadian Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM) services has cut off the internet for millions of its users in Europe, Asia and Africa.
According to the Telegraph, a glitch struck at about 11am and the areas affected are served by a RIM data centre in Slough, UK.
Users could not access instant messages, the internet or email. Those who accessed a corporate server were not affected.
T-Mobile said on Twitter, "There is an issue with Blackberry services at present. RIM are investigating this at present."
Vodafone Egypt told its Twitter followers, "there is Blackberry outage, it's from RIM side."
RIM told us, "We are working to resolve an issue currently impacting some BlackBerry subscribers in Europe Middle East and Africa. We're investigating, and we apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused whilst this is resolved." µ