*UPDATE* – Press conference is now over. Below are the takeaway points from the conference.

RIM is holding a live press conference at this moment regarding the current BlackBerry service outage happening around the world. You can listen in too here. We’ll post further details as this develops. We’ll keep refreshing this post as updates come through.


  • RIM says downtime in Americas is due to backlog of messages from users affected in EMEA and other countries.
  • E-mail messages will not be “released” to alleviate the backlog. All messages that were sent will eventually get delivered.
  • No plans yet for “make good” on outraged customers.