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Apparently this past weekend RIM’s signing servers for BlackBerry went down. There’s no word on what the cause may be, but from what we understand it is only one of many times before. The official word from RIM:

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The BlackBerry Code Signing Servers have been offline for most of the day and were experiencing intermittent issues over the weekend.

Teams are working on this issue and we will have service restored ASAP.

Mark Sohm
BlackBerry Development Advisor
As you can imagine, many developers are quite upset as this has greatly impacted the timeliness of their app development/testing. Many developers have voiced their anguish on the BlackBerry developers support forum. Many have noted they’re thinking about leaving the BlackBerry platform. Whether or not their serious, at this stage of the game RIM needs to cater to their developers with VIP treatment.