BlackBerry Addicts Get the Night Sweats
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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Globe and Mail:
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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