Tag: Blackberry

Row over BlackBerry services likely to be resolved

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The BlackBerry company has partially accepted the government’s terms with the expectation that it would never grant a backdoor to users’ data, but it is believed to cooperate with law enforcement agencies, sources confided to this correspondent. It is to be mentioned here that BlackBerry has a similar arrangement in many countries including UAE and India. Under such an arrangement, the company hands over user information only if it is served with a valid warrant.…Read More

BlackBerry plans to shut operations in Pakistan over surveillance row

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: BlackBerry has announced to formally shut down its operations in Pakistan after the PTA sought the backdoor access to the company’s encrypted services. "The company recognizes the need to co-operate with lawful government investigations of criminal activity, but it has never permitted wholesale access to BlackBerry servers," said BlackBerry operations chief Marty Beard in a blog post. Reportedly, BlackBerry has in the past cooperated with information…Read More

BlackBerry plans to shut operations in Pakistan over surveillance row

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: BlackBerry has announced to formally shut down its operations in Pakistan after the PTA sought the backdoor access to the company’s encrypted services. "The company recognizes the need to co-operate with lawful government investigations of criminal activity, but it has never permitted wholesale access to BlackBerry servers," said BlackBerry operations chief Marty Beard in a blog post. Reportedly, BlackBerry has in the past cooperated with information…Read More

PTA announces to cease Blackberry Enterprise Services

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Blackberry Enterprise Services (BES) in Pakistan will be stopped due to its non-detectable conversation that is unable to decode by the law enforcement and security agencies. This was announced by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) this week. The spokesperson of PTA affirmed that PTA had directed telecommunication companies to stop offering BES services from Nov 30, 2015". It is noteworthy that the user base of BES has declined with the advent…Read More

PTA announces to cease Blackberry Enterprise Services

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Blackberry Enterprise Services (BES) in Pakistan will be stopped due to its non-detectable conversation that is unable to decode by the law enforcement and security agencies. This was announced by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) this week. The spokesperson of PTA affirmed that PTA had directed telecommunication companies to stop offering BES services from Nov 30, 2015". It is noteworthy that the user base of BES has declined with the advent of…Read More

Pakistan vital market for BlackBerry

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article image MONITORING REPORT KHI: After losing significant market share in North America, Research In Motion (RIM) is shifting its focus more towards emerging markets that accounts for 68 per cent of its revenues. BlackBerry App World’s official launch in Pakistan is another effort towards protecting the revenue-base; say industry experts.The Canadian manufacturer of BlackBerry once dominated the North American smartphone market with more than a 50 per cent share now sits just under 15 per cent in the…Read More

EMS brings BlackBerry App World in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: EMS, which is a strategic channel partner of RIM (Research in Motion), has partnered with Pakistan’s telecom operator to bring Blackberry App World in Pakistan.The Blackberry App World is the official app store for BlackBerry smartphones which enables Blackberry users to download and manage applications on their smartphones.The App World was already accessible throughout the world with few countries as exception, counting it to be 130 countries, 14 languages, and is supported…Read More

Mobilink restores Fb and Twitter for Blackberry

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Mobilink has unblocked applications for social networking websites - including Facebook and Twitter, which were blocked since May 2010 - for their BlackBerry customers."The company has managed to restore applications for BlackBerry users after developing a content filtering solution which blocks specific pages of a website," company’s Director of Public Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility Omar Manzur told the media.He said that now the BlackBerry users can…Read More