Posts Tagged ‘BlackBerry’

BlackBerry Maker Agrees to Net Filters

Monday, January 10th, 2011

It seems like this should be Indonesia’s problem instead of BlackBerry’s problem …

BlackBerry maker RIM given two weeks to block access to online pornography after Indonesia warned that users’ internet access would be ‘shut down’ if the company failed to comply

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion is to implement internet pornography filters in Indonesia after being threatened with a blackout for its 2 million users in the country.


BlackBerry Dodges Ban in United Arab Emirates

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

I kind of had a feeling that this story would end this way …

By Tim Conneally, Betanews

Just days before the October 11th deadline, the United Arab Emirates’ Telecommunications Regulatory Authority today announced that Research in Motion’s BlackBerry services are now compliant with local law and will not be blocked.


Apple Passes RIM, Becomes 4th Largest Mobile Phone Vendor

Friday, October 29th, 2010

This is one of those stories that’s both surprising and “not surprising” at the same time …

It’s finally happened that embattled Blackberry Maker, Research in Motion, has lost the 4th spot of mobile handset manufacturers to Apple.

Figures from IDC and published by Engadget show that the league table now stands as…


RIM Announces Playbook Tablet Device

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

RIM sure has been in the news a lot lately; it sounds like they’re giving the established leaders in the portable computing market a real run for their money …

Newest rival to Apple’s iPad gets regal launch in San Francisco, but won’t be on general sale until next year

Nine months since the launch of the Apple iPad, 25 days following Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, BlackBerry-manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) has revealed details of its tablet computer, dubbed Playbook.


RIM’s BlackPad Tablet Launch ‘Imminent’

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

It will be interesting to see if RIM’s tablet products do as well as their BlackBerry product …

BlackBerry-maker ready to launch hotly-anticipated tablet device, sources tell the Wall Street Journal

BlackBerry-manufacturer Research In Motion will take headlines away from its ongoing security saga in the Middle East by launching a tablet device “as early as next week”, if the Wall Street Journal is anything to go by.


BlackBerry ‘Wins’ Battle in India

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

It’s hard to tell if this battle is really over or not …

Ban still looms despite temporary truce after maker RIM grants authorities access to ‘secure’ data passed between devices

The Indian authorities are suggesting that Research In Motion (RIM), maker of the popular BlackBerry device, has granted them access to ‘secure’ data passed between devices – which has staved off the threat of a ban there on features including email and instant messaging.


India lifts threat of block on BlackBerrys

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

I wonder if we’ll ever know exactly what concessions RIM made in order to keep the Indian government happy?

• Indian government threatens to block Research in Motion’s communication services for BlackBerrys
• Canadian technology firm allows India greater access to communications

The Indian government has lifted a threat to block certain BlackBerry communication services following moves by the technology firm Research in Motion that could allow the country’s security authorities greater access to snoop on messages.


India sets deadline for BlackBerry compliance

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Why does the BlackBerry make so many countries so nervous?

Indian government sets 31 August deadline for RIM to give it access to data transmitted by BlackBerry users

Research in Motion has been given less than three weeks to satisfy India’s concerns over its BlackBerry smartphones, or face seeing its email and instant messaging services shut down.


BlackBerry ban lifted in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

It would be interesting to know exactly what RIM had to do for Saudi Arabia in order to get the ban lifted …

BlackBerry Messenger ban gets temporary reprieve after RIM meets requirements imposed by Saudis

The threat of a ban on certain BlackBerry functions has been temporarily lifted in Saudi Arabia, a government regulator revealed today.


RIM may yet avert Saudi Blackberry ban

Monday, August 9th, 2010

It sounds like this story is still developing, but it would be kind of disappointing if RIM gives in to foreign pressure and opens access to their call data.

Research in Motion’s Blackberry devices have been causing all sorts of controversy in the middle-east in recent months with countries such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE threatening to block all data delivery to the devices.