Gmail Goes Down On Day Facebook Announces Email Killer

In some impeccably bad timing, we’re hearing reports that both Gmail and Google Apps mail websites are down as well as Google Calendar, just hours after Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook’s messaging product.

It’s almost poetic that Gmail has decided to kick the bucket on today of all days, with users including our own Mike Arrington experiencing slowness or a full on inability to access their mail both through the Gmail website and through Outlook.

Update: Google confirms, “Gmail experienced an issue for a short period of time (approximately 10 minutes) earlier today. This has now been resolved for all users.”