*UPDATE* - And now, service looks to of have been restored after 2 hours. Back to your regularly scheduled programming.

Looks as though BlackBerry Messenger services in the EMEA region are not running tip top at the moment. Many folks are now reporting slow message delivery or failure of messages being sent and recieved altogether. Still no official word from RIM as of yet but we'll be keeping an eye on the situation.

As of now, it doesn't appear to be affecting North American users but there is always the chance it could move across the network as we know from past events. Sound off if you're having any issues currently. In other news, Amazon Web Services are down as well as data centers throughout the EMEA due to storms so that leaves us to wonder if this is somehow related to those.