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BlackBerry crash latest - devices work again for users in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire

BlackBerry users across East Anglia were unable to use many of the smartphones' functions yesterday after a major system crash.

BlackBerry users across East Anglia were unable to use many of the smartphones' functions yesterday after a major system crash.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2011

Some call them crackberries, because they’re so addictive. Today BlackBerry users across East Anglia were able to access their e-mails, surf the web and use the devices’ instant messaging app again, after a system crash paralysed the network yesterday.

This morning Research in Motion, the firm which makes the smartphones, said things were back to normal.

“Yesterday, some BlackBerry subscribers in the EMEA region experienced delays with BlackBerry services,” the firm said.

“The issue was resolved and services are operating normally. We apologize to those customers who were impacted for any inconvenience.”

Millions of users - including those in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire - are believed to have been affected by yesterday’s crash, which happened across Europe, the Middle East and Africa at 11am.

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11 comments

  • that is such a lie... our bbm was working for bout 3 hours in cambridgeshire but its just as useless now as in the rest of the world and honestly i dont know how much longer i can deal with this =(

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    shandre.richmond

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

  • Not quite sure how you've made this a local story? The problems have affected people throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. Problems again today (Tuesday). Time to buy an iPhone.

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    theorem69

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

  • If you said to local people Blackberry is powered by RIM, they'd reply 'What cleaning fluid is that?, Never seen it before!'

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    banned user

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

  • The EDP couldn't put anything more technical in for two very good reasons 1. It'd go over most peoples heads and 2. No one really cares WHY it's broke just that it is and when is it going to be fixed putting a reason behind it in local journalism is pretty silly i'm sure it'll be widely reported by journo's like el reg when we know what caused it

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    Richard_Waugh

    Monday, October 10, 2011

  • Of course they are not working-everyone knows the devil spits on blackberries at Michaelmas and they're no good after then.

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    Daisy Roots

    Monday, October 10, 2011

  • Not that I ow a Blackberry, but no most of the issues are resolved, I can have a peaceful nights sleep and not experience crackberry nightmaires

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    banned user

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

  • My Andriod phone worked perfectly all day yesterday.

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    NigelS

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

  • The lack of any real content in this article shows that someone horribly technically inept has been left to write about these new fangled bits of kit....or has my dad been freelancing again? Hard to tell....But as a rule, if you don't understand the subject, don't write about it. Or at least Google the subject beforehand...otherwise all you end up with is an article about nothing, which is what we have here.

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    merrydancer

    Monday, October 10, 2011

  • Shock and awe, owners had to use it as a phone.

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    nrg

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

  • hehehe i like your comment Mike.

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    bookworm

    Monday, October 10, 2011

  • Maybe Merrydancer, being so critical of the reporting on this subject you may be successful in seeking employment as Technical Editor in Chief by applying to Archant on 01603 628311.

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    mike smith

    Monday, October 10, 2011

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