TORONTO (Reuters) - A major outage hit BlackBerry users in North America on Monday, cutting off wireless e-mail for everyone from busy executives to political campaign staff on the eve of three U.S. presidential primaries.
The problem, which BlackBerry owner Research In Motion described as a "critical severity outage" affecting users in the Americas, once again raised concerns about the stability of the e-mail service 10 months after a widespread crash last April.
I must admit to a little schadenfreude about this. How fricking important do you have to be that you can't wait to get to your computer to check your email? Maybe blackberry users will actually be able to engage in a conversation - at least for a while.