BlackBerry slumps; SE Asian users still reporting service issues

|About: BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY)|By:, SA News Editor

Though BlackBerry (BBRY -2.4%) says a service outage affecting Canadian and Asia-Pac users has been resolved, Southeast Asian users are still reporting connection issues. A spokesman for local carrier SingTel says BlackBerry engineers are "working to normalize services."

A large portion of BlackBerry's consumer base resides in Southeast Asia; the company's new touch-only Z3 phone is launching in Indonesia. Indonesia has also seen strong BBM app download activity since the messaging platform became available for Android/iOS.

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