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BlackBerry Addicts Get the Night Sweats

Posted on Apr 18, 2007

Time to stage a CrackBerry intervention? 

There’s a reason why it’s nicknamed CrackBerry.  North American BlackBerry users were dismayed Tuesday night by an overnight shutdown of the company’s wireless email service that left them bereft of their fix—and forced them to communicate in passé ways.

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Steven Butler, director of foreign exchange at Scotia Capital Inc., said he noticed he couldn’t receive or send emails right around 8 p.m. last night. He’s since been communicating with colleagues in Asia and London the old-fashioned way—by phone.

“It’s funny how dependent we’ve become on these things,” he said. “It’s definitely a little frustrating.”

He’d normally use his BlackBerry from home, and on his way to work, checking emails and looking for market updates.

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