Blackberry users throughout North America faced long delays receiving email on their devices this Thursday. Research In Motion said they were aware of the problem and that engineers were working to solve it as soon as possible. RIM noted that customers could still make and receive phone calls, text messages and browse the Internet.
Customers first noted the problem in the official Blackberry support forums.
RIM's centralized structure for pushing email has been very reliable over time, but an outage has the potential to affect millions of Blackberry users.
The Canadian company is scheduled to release their quarterly earnings report this afternoon. Should be an interesting day for them.