BlackBerry to continue service in Saudi Arabia

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BlackBerry to continue service in Saudi Arabia
Despite sending out notices to financial institutions warning them that they would be suspending BlackBerry service next Friday in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Telecommunications Company has apparently reached an agreement with RIM. CNBC Arabia is reporting that the situation has been resolved and that the oil-rich country will not be shutting off 'Berry customers as originally planned. A number of Middle Eastern countries, including the United Arab Emirates, have decided to ban the Berry from messaging, e-mailing and browsing because of the unique way that data in encrypted on the device. This prevents a country from spying on certain people that it fears could be planning a terrorist attack. Other countries are getting into the act as today Lebanon has said that it is considering a ban on BlackBerry phones. The UAE ban is expected to start October 11th as we reported.

source: CNBCMobile


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