Blackberry services still down worldwide


Blackberry smartphones in Europe, the Middle East and Africa – EMEA  cannot connect to the internet, send instant messages (BBM) and emails due to a server crash or (serious fault) at RIM who make the Blackberry. It was suggested this was worldwide earlier but now it seems to be just EMEA –  the first problems were reported at 11am today almost 6 hours ago now, and users on twitter are getting very frustrated.

Four hours ago there was an announcement from T-Mobile on their website which states

There is currently an issue with sending and receiving via the BlackBerry Messenger service as well as using BlackBerry internet services. We’re investigating this with the maunufacturer RIM as a matter of priority and hope to resolve the issue soon. We’ll keep you updated regarding the issue over the course of the day.

All other major networks are reporting that RIM are still investigating and offer no time for a fix as yet.

What the tweeters are saying…..

Some are now reporting that they have internet but not all, so maybe it is starting to come back now?

35mins ago on the Blackberry Facebook page – this announcement was made …

Is yours still not working?

People are now starting to say that they have either internet or messaging back on their Blackberrys after 12 hours of silence!

UPDATE – Problems are occurring again – Blackberry users are reporting that it is working intermittently at the moment, some say nothing all day – Tuesday 11/10/11 

Hope this helps.


Facebook’s ‘new’ messaging system.

What it means in brief.

Seamless Integration.
1. Seamless messaging  – integrated: Facebook chat, email, IM and SMS- “mix and match”, just one click to decide how you will send or reply to any format of message. 
2. Conversation history – Not entirely a new idea but again, integrated. Keeping all of your conversation streams together.
3. Social inbox  – containing 3 boxes
Messages (from your important contacts)  
Other (from not so important contacts)  and
Spam – (Thats for spam)  you can decide who fits where and filter it as you  like.

It’s not email but it is email.  Says Mark Zuckerberg.

The (not) email address will be
This is starting today but ….. its invite only – (not again) and might take a few months to be open to all, yes, a few months! 
“The idea is people should share however they want to share”.  Mark Zuckerberg.
It seems that it is just how we’d started to use to use Google with Gmail, Gchat, Wave, and Buzz all connected but sadly Wave, waved goodbye, due to not much of a response.  More here.
Somehow I think this will take off big time with Facebook’s advertising interest and the amount of users that Facebook already have. 

Any questions you might have, should be answered here – Facebook Help