I was poking around in the pre-release of Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones and I noticed this error message when trying to update the @ Mentions screen.
The Twitter server is down or being upgraded. Please try again later.
I have two hopes… First, that the Twitter server is being upgraded. Second, that RIM has more than one Twitter server.
I have no idea if the server was down or being upgraded, however, I can say that since the error message has ceased accessing the @ Mentions screen has gone from unusably slow (regularly 90 seconds or more) to just painstakingly slow (usually 30 to 60 seconds ). Every now and then @ Mentions updates before the backlight goes off. This, however, is usually not the case.
Twitter was over capacity for a bit today, that might be part of the reason.
Off topic… I just realized how similar the Twitter app is to the Facebook app… The simple yet not necessarily simplified layout with all possible icons/tabs on top, under the title bar. Both equally frustrating…
Mine has been ok tonight. Twitter its self is having a lot of issues, maybe this is related to this?
The same message appears last night while i was using Ubertwitter.
Everything seems to be OK on my BlackBerry Bold 9000 on the Rogers Wireless network.