As some of our Blackberry users noticed, email delivery through the Blackberry network had some mayor issues since the beginning of this week.
RIM on Tuesday blamed the EMEA outages on a "core switch failure." But with service failing in North America now, it's unclear what the underlying cause could be.
"Although the system is designed to fail over to a backup switch, the failover did not function as previously tested," a RIM statement explaining the EMEA outages notes. "As a result, a large backlog of data was generated and we are now working to clear that backlog and restore normal service as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience and we will continue to keep you informed."
RIM issued separate statements Wednesday to address the new problems in North America and continued outages in EMEA. "BlackBerry subscribers in the Americas may be experiencing intermittent service delays this morning," it noted, while not explaining what happened. "Many of you are still experiencing service problems [in the EMEA as well]."
From these statements it is clear that the root cause for the issues has not been identified yet.