Glitch Cuts off BlackBerry Users

    CHESTER, VA - AUGUST 21:   A woman works on her Blackberry phone after she got instructions on how to receive text message about who will be the running mate of Presumptive Democratic Presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) during a campaign stop at John Tyler Community College August 21, 2008 in Chester, Virginia. The media have been reported that Obama will announce who is his running mate in Springfield, Illinois on Saturday.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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    BlackBerry users are in a tizzy over a glitch at RIM, the Canadian company that makes the devices, which has cut online services for consumers throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Batelco, a mobile provider in Bahrain, issued a statement responding to angry customers: "Please note the issue with BlackBerry service is effecting all of Bahrain, and it is dealt with by BlackBerry providers in Canada." Many people were frustrated that they couldn't use BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). "So I have no email, Twitter or BBM on my BlackBerry," said a Twitter user from the U.K. "I may as well cut one of my arms off too *angry face*."

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