Blackberry Suffers Outage

Blackberry wireless e-mail devices suffered interruptions of service Tuesday evening that appeared to be ending Wednesday morning, according to multiple news sources.

The Blackberry outage appears to have only affected North American users.

An early morning call to the Blackberry U.S. technical support line was answered with a recorded message apologizing for the inconvenience, InfoWorld reports.

An online article from New York broadcaster WNBC says Blackberry company Research In Motion tried to reset their network system, but is concerned that the rush of backlogged data could cause a larger problem. As a result, “RIM officials said messages would be sent out in stages so the system does not crash,” WNBC reports.

InfoWorld quotes market analyst Emma Mohr-McClune of Current Analysis hypothesizing that the network outage originated in one of Research In Motion’s two Canadian Network Operations Centers. All Blackberry traffic is routed through the two Canadian NOCs, Mohr-McClune said.