BlackBerry services are beginning to come back online across Europe after major outages saw many key features of RIM’s handsets stop working.
For three days internet, BlackBerry Messenger and email services have been failing on the handsets, but things are finally beginning to stabalise.
“From 6AM BST today, all services across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as India, have been operating with significant improvement. We continue to monitor the situation 24/7 to ensure ongoing stability. Thank you for your patience,” reads a RIM statement.
However, internet servers are still down, meaning web access isn’t available for the vast majority of users. USA and RIM’s own Canada are still suffering outages too.
A failed database upgrade in Slough (where RIM manage much of the European server load) is said to be the cause of the problem, with an attempt to revert back to an older system causing the outages.