Research in Motion co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie held a phone-in press conference, today, to announce that BlackBerry services have been “fully restored” around the world, according to a Time magazine Technology report.
“On Monday we had a hardware failure,” began Lazaridis, who went on to explain that one of the company’s data switches failed in Europe, at which point “the backup switch didn’t function as intended, Lazaridis was quoted to have said.
BlackBerry services have been fully restored as of “early this morning,” according to Lazaridis, who continued on to say that they’re now “flushing through the queue” of backlogged messages. Any delays right now are purely the backlog of messages that have built up.
The BlackBerry outage witnessed in the week is the largest in the company’s 12-year history.