It was a black Monday for Blackberry users yesterday, with RIM (Blackberry's parent company) admitting a major outage across North America characterizing it as a "critical severity outage".
Blackberry has about 12 million users in this part of the world. There's no word on just how many of those 12 million people were left without email. However all major Blackberry carriers iin the United States, including AT&T and Verizon were affected.
File this under "Is it me?"; but no where on either Blackberry or RIM's corporate web site can I find a presser admitting the outage. According to Reuters, RIM notified customers through email about the outage.
Last updated: Feb 12, 2008
RENEE ORICCHIO is a technology writer and former supervising news producer for CNN Financial News. She has been covering the computer industry since 1987. @oricchio