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BlackBerry Blackout !

BlackBerry system being restored after outage
'I live on my BlackBerry,' says one Atlantan

By TAMMY JOYNER
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 04/18/07
Metro Atlantans woke up Wednesday oblivious to the BlackBerry Blackout that washed over most of the nation during the night. But they soon figured it out.

"The last thing I got was at 8:51 (Tuesday night), and nothing seems to have appeared after that," said Barry Koling, a spokesman for SunTrust. "I figured it was just one of those things, so I shut it off.."

By Wednesday morning he and other BlackBerry addicts knew how close they'd come to going into withdrawal.

A network outage left millions of users without mobile access to their e-mail on the popular devices. Service was being restored by midday Wednesday, and BlackBerry's maker, Research in Motion, was investigating the cause


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