BlackBerry Service Is Back Up

    CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 12:  In this photo illustration, A Research In Motion BlackBerry device is shown on October 12, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. A three-day disruption of service that has previously affected users in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India has now spread to customers in North America. Customers are experiencing patchy email service and receiving no access to browsing or messaging.  (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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    After four days of service interruptions, Research in Motion says it has fixed its technical issues. The delay in emails and messages began Monday and outraged BlackBerry users across five continents. Executives at RIM haven't been able to explain the outage, and frustrated customers took to forums and Twitter, swearing to switch smartphones. It's bad timing for RIM, as the new iPhone 4S will be released tomorrow and is already raking in rave reviews.

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