BlackBerry is dealing with a major outage of its BlackBerry Internet Services (BIS) network this morning, with users reportedly affected since 8am EST.
The company has not yet acknowledged the issue, which seems to be limited to legacy devices running software from before BlackBerry 10. The new OS does not compress all of its traffic through its own networks, though some services, like BBM and other native BlackBerry services, still rely on the company’s servers.
Older BlackBerry devices, like the Bold 9900, are reportedly unable to send BBMs, open web pages and send emails, while BlackBerry 10 devices appear unaffected. We’ll update when we know more. The outage is affecting all legacy BB users in Canada regardless of network. (more…)