BlackBerry services down

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CAPE TOWN – BlackBerry on Friday reported technical problems with its services for users in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The service interruption coincides with the sale of the new iPhone 5 in several countries, including the United States.

Blackberry confirmed users were experiencing problems with posts to Facebook and Twitter.

The company said it was working hard to restore services and apologised to customers for the inconvenience.

In 2011, disruptions to Blackberry services across the globe, including the Middle East and Africa, meant users could not send messages or access the internet.

Many of the world's 70 million BlackBerry users were affected.

(Edited by Zethu Zulu)