I am one of those people who rely completely on my Blackberry. I don't check voice mail anymore because all my messages are transcribed and sent to my phone via email where I can simply one click to call back.
My calendar on my Blackberry phone is like an instructor telling me where to go and what to do.
When I travel, I become even more reliant on my Blackberry. So when I landed in Oakland last night, I couldn't send or recieve emails. I thought it was my phone. Every once in a while I have to reboot my phone. No big deal, it happens about once a month.
I rebooted about ten times in the past 12 hours. I asked our tech guy Rich to check the Blackberry server. All to no avail. I was scratching me head.
Then I saw this news. Blackberry (RIMM) is suffering from a system wide outage. Well at least that rests my mind.
But I'll be flying blind today. If you need me urgently, call me.
UPDATE: I am back in business. Blackberry started working again around 10:15am EST today.