BlackBerry services disrupted in Europe

Disruption to BlackBerry Messaging thought to be caused by power outage in the UK.

BlackBerry users in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) experienced disruption to the service yesterday as a UK based server suffered an outage.

'BBM' and 'BlackBerry' rapidly became a Twitter trend as users shared their frustrations. 

Service was later resumed.  The BBC reported that RIM, which owns BlackBerry, stated that users might experience ongoing disruption as a longer-term solution was sought.