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BlackBerry conspiracy theories
What was the deal? Was there a deal? Samuel Potter has a few thoughts about why the BlackBerry ban may have disappeared.
October 10, 2010 4:25 by Samuel Potter
3. The BlackBerry maker got scared, and capitulated, giving the UAE everything it asked for. With around 50 million global users, half a million in the UAE, was the market that vital?
4. The whole thing was a bizarre stunt working to someone’s end in the Telecomms industry. Etisalat and Du have probably recorded record sales of other handsets in recent weeks, and are expected to reap the benefits of the now cancelled ban.
5. RIM has appeased the UAE authority by agreeing to run servers/handle data here in the country before it is sent abroad. But the actual level of access available to the government has barely changed. It’s kind of a stalemate, in that the UAE didn’t get what they wanted, but RIM was forced to give ground. In other words, a rather pointless exercise.
What do you think? Personally I’ll opt for a little of both 2 and 5.
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