Blackberry services down in Europe, Middle East and Africa

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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 are 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.

Blackberry UK say they know about the problem and are investigating.

UPDATE:

RIM are still investigating the issues and will provide an update as soon as they have any new information.  The outage is also effecting Microsoft Cloud services, BPOS and Office365.

Monday 10th October @ 20:50pm

UPDATE:

Blackberry services came back online just after 11pm last night.  RIM say that web browsing and IM may be slow for a while.

Tuesday 11th October @ 10:04am