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REEM-H2, the humanoid service robot

03/18/2011, The REEM-H2, a humanoid robot that made its debut at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Complex awhile ago will be a lot more common in the future. After being impressed with its performance, the United Arab Emirates has ordered another twenty units that...

UAE and BlackBerry settle their differences

10/08/2010, For those BlackBerry advocates in the United Arab Emirates, you will be pleased to know that the October 11 deadline is looming right on the horizon for RIM (Research In Motion) to comply with its “telecommunications regulatory framework,” but...

No Apple FaceTime In The UAE And Qatar

09/26/2010, Reports are in that Apple’s freshly-launched iPhone 4 in Qatar and the UAE won’t support FaceTime, Apple’s video-calling feature. Apparently the feature is missing from phones sold at UAE carriers Etisalat and du, not to mention Vodafone...

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...

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...

Indonesia Apparently Considering BlackBerry Ban Too

08/05/2010, When it rains, it pours, and it seems that there are more challenges for RIM coming up. Word is that Indonesia may follow the lead of the UAE and Saudi Arabia by banning the BlackBerry devices in the country. A spokesperson for Indonesia’s Ministry...

RIM Won’t Compromise On Security And Privacy Over UAE Ban

08/03/2010, With RIM’s BlackBerry recently deemed too secure for the UAE, it’ll be an interesting challenge for RIM to work out a compromise with the UAE as to how it will be able to continue to operate there. The company has announced that it will not...

UAE Worries That RIM’s BlackBerry Poses A Security Threat

07/26/2010, In what is probably disturbing news to the folks over at RIM, government officials have stated that the smartphone services of the BlackBerry could pose a security threat to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The concern behind this is how the data on the...