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India Calls Off BlackBerry Ban

11/01/2010, BlackBerry users over in India have been sweating over the outcome of the discussions between RIM and the Indian government and now India’s Ministry of Home Affairs has confirmed that there is an interim agreement in place which allows BlackBerry...

RIM Escapes India BlackBerry Eviction for Another 60 Days

08/30/2010, With its line of BlackBerry smartphones set to be banned from India at the end of this month, RIM’s steps at mitigating the ban may be working for now as the company has ceded to some of the Indian government’s requests, though the exact terms...

RIM Proposes BlackBerry Compromise to Mitigate India Ban

08/26/2010, After nearing its deadline for reaching a compromise with India, Research in Motion has finally proposed what it hopes to be a solution to mitigate a ban of its BlackBerry smartphone in that country. India had demanded access to encrypted emails sent and...

UAE could patch up with RIM

08/17/2010, UAE and Research In Motion (RIM) could very well resolve their current dispute over access to encrypted messages sent over Blackberrys in the country, according to diplomats. Currently, RIM has 500,000 users in that part of the world, will have its...

India could stop BlackBerry services temporarily

08/11/2010, The Middle East isn’t the only geographical area that has problems between the government as well as RIM with their BlackBerry services where security is concerned, as India also jumps aboard the bandwagon with the possibility of shutting down...

Saudi Arabia gives BlackBerry services the green light

08/10/2010, It seems that all of the hoo haa concerning the potential ban of BlackBerry services in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia has all come to nothing, as the country’s telecommunications regulator has revealed that it will enable BlackBerry services to run...

Oman will not ban BlackBerry services

08/09/2010, The tiny Gulf state known as Oman will not ban the BlackBerry, which goes to show that not all countries in the Middle East are paranoid enough to discontinue the BlackBerry Messenger service due to alleged security reasons. While Saudi Arabia is...

RIM and Saudi mobile servers aim to come to amicable solution

08/08/2010, The standoff isn’t over yet, but there seems to be movement in the right direction with Research in Motion (RIM), the BlackBerry maker, talking to Saudi mobile firms while testing a trio of servers which will be used to send communications and data...

BlackBerry services restored in Saudi Arabia

08/06/2010, Hmmm, it seems that the ban on BlackBerry services in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia have come into effect as it is now Friday, but only for four hours, with conflicting reports on the reason behind the resumption of its services. Of course, this also raises...

Indonesia denies claims of banning the BlackBerry

08/05/2010, Looks like our earlier report sang a different tune, as Indonesia has denied that it is considering banning BlackBerry smartphone services for security reasons. According to Communications ministry spokesman Gatot Dewa Broto, the government did ask RIM to...

Saudi Arabia sets deadline for BlackBerry messenger

08/03/2010, RIM isn’t having it too good at all in the Middle East, with UAE already banning the BlackBerry unless it complies to the country’s security and privacy laws, and now Saudi Arabia is following suit by calling on telecoms firms in the country...

India will not ban BlackBerrys

07/29/2010, Rest easy, boys and girls – India will not be passing a blanket ban on BlackBerry use in their country anytime soon, according to its internal security chief. This is also good news for RIM as they will certainly want a slice of the pie in the...