RIM Experiences BlackBerry Outage on Three Continents

Research In Motion suffered with a service outage that afflicted BlackBerry users across three continents this morning.

“Some users in Europe, Middle East & Africa are experiencing issues with their BlackBerry service,” the company’s UK Twitter handle tweeted. “We are investigating and apologize for any inconvenience.”

The Canadian company managed to fix the problem a few hours later. It hasn’t been revealed what caused the problem or how many users had been affected.

RIM shares are down nearly 6% today. The Waterloo company posts their quarterly earnings next week.

UPDATE: Thorsten Heins has issued a statement.