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RIM launches new service in Middle East

RIM has been in dispute this year with a number of countries over its encrypted email and messaging services.

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October 18, 2010 10:55 by



Blackberry-maker Research in Motion has launched new Middle East services, the firm’s co-chief executive said, after it resolved a row with the United Arab Emirates over data security earlier this month.

The services include e-government and online banking payment for consumers in the Middle East, co-chief Jim Balsillie told reporters on Monday at an industry event in the UAE city of Dubai.

Earlier this month the UAE dropped a threat to suspend BlackBerry services.

RIM has been in dispute this year with a number of countries in the Gulf and elsewhere over its encrypted email and messaging services, which governments want monitored.

(Reporting by Tamara Walid; Editing by Erica Billingham)



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