BlackBerry Email Down Since 2AM Eastern in North & South America

If you are a BlackBerry user in North or South America and have had problems with email today, you are not alone. Here’s a smattering of reports about what looks like a continent wide BlackBerry email outage. The outage appears to mainly affect personal accounts and not corporate devices and started around 2am Eastern Standard Time.

CTV.ca (British Columbia, Canada) Network problems shut down BlackBerry email service

NBC-2 Fort Meyers, FL Blackberry email problems reported nationwide

Pittsburgh, PA Research in Motion outage affecting Blackberry service

Southwest TV News: BlackBerry Outage Widespread

ZDNet BlackBerry users hit by outage

Note: I am not a BlackBerry user and have not confirmed this first-hand.