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More trouble for Etisalat and its ‘enhancement’ patches
BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) has said that a "performance enhancement patch" the communications provider supplied...
July 21, 2009 7:18 by Dana El Baltaji
BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) has said that a “performance enhancement patch” the communications provider supplied BlackBerry users in the UAE has not been produced by the handset’s manufacturer, according to a company statement.
RIM claims it was “not involved in any way in the testing, promotion or distribution of this software application,” and that it is “not aware of any technical network concerns with the performance of BlackBerry smartphones on Etisalat ‘s network in the UAE.”
RIM also stated: “Independent sources have concluded that the Etisalat update is not designed to improve performance of your BlackBerry, but rather to send received messages back to a central server.”
The manufacturer has developed a software that enables BlackBerry users to remove Etisalat’s patch.
Last week, UAE-based BlackBerry users complained that a software patch provided by Etisalat to enhance performance contains files named “interceptor” and are marked by a company named SS8, which gives communications operators interception software.