UAE to Suspend BlackBerry Services From Oct. 11

BlackBerry messenger, e-mail and web-browsing services will be suspended in the UAE from October 11, the country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has announced. It said the suspension is a result of the failure of ongoing attempts, dating back to 2007, to bring BlackBerry services in the country in line with local regulations. “With no solution available and in the public interest, in order to affect resolution of this issue, as of October 11, 2010, Blackberry Messenger, Blackberry Email and Blackberry Web-browsing services will be suspended until an acceptable solution can be developed and applied,” said TRA director general Mohamed Al Ghanim. “The TRA notes that Blackberry appears to be compliant in similar regulatory environments of other countries, which makes non-compliance in the UAE both disappointing and of great concern.”

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UPDATE:

My friend on twitter, @A_AlBaDDaH, sent me this screenshot of the news above

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8 responses to “UAE to Suspend BlackBerry Services From Oct. 11

  1. Whats the point of a BB without those services?!

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  3. huh ?!!!!

  4. uff 8awiya..
    Viva la iphone and whatsup ;p

  5. waaay allah yaster o ysawon methelhom el q8 cant live without my BB

  6. sima3t ena bilq8 beysawoon the same thing!

  7. UAE, KSA & Kuwait want to be able to see all your traffic and data when using their services. RIM (Blackberry’s company) refused to do such a thing because it’s a violation of privacy.

    Governments may fool you by saying that they want to do it because they want to install filters against offensive material like porn, but then again, I’ve seen the list submitted by the MOC to multiple ISPs and it’s mostly for political reasons.

    They couldn’t access the private network of RIM, hence your conversations and data, but they already have access to your data over Facebook and other sites when using DSL, dialup or Internet subscriptions for other mobile phones.

  8. thank God for never been BBeed before

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