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RIM's BlackBerry network is down again, disconnecting users in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, but that won't come as a surprise to the socially connected.

The outage started around 09.00 this morning, RIM reckons it's only affecting "some users" but the mailbox here at Vulture Central is filling up with (sadly resigned) complaints from readers who've experienced the problem so "some" would seem to be a significant proportion.

RIM isn't saying what's going wrong, only promising to get it fixed as quickly as possible and apologising for the inconvenience.

"We are currently experiencing a BlackBerry service issue impacting some users in Europe, Middle East & Africa. All relevant support teams are working to resolve the issue. We apologize to any customers who may be affected."

The more socially-aware BlackBerry user will already know all this: BlackBerry's Twitter feed and Facebook page have had notifications about the problem for the last hour or so, and if you don't subscribe to the spewing news feed of every manufacturer of every service you use daily then you really only have yourself to blame. ®

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