BlackBerry Messenger at fault in Tuesday outage
Research In Motion has confirmed that BlackBerry Messenger problems took down data service Tuesday for many users, and it has released a new version as the problem clears.
Research In Motion has pushed out new software to correct a problem that left some BlackBerry users high and dry Tuesday.
A new version of BlackBerry Messenger is available that apparently BusinessWeek. For several hours on Tuesday, BlackBerry users were unable to use the data services on their phones, preventing e-mails from being received and applications from working correctly., according to a report by
In a statement provided to CNET, RIM said the "root cause is currently under review, but based on preliminary analysis, it currently appears that the issue stemmed from a flaw in two recently released versions of BlackBerry Messenger (versions 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206) that caused an unanticipated database issue within the BlackBerry infrastructure. RIM has taken corrective action to restore service."
BlackBerry Messenger version 220.127.116.11 is the one to install, if you're currently running either version described above, and that should be available through the phone's browser or in BlackBerry App World. Tuesday's outage followsshorter in duration.