Summary Box: UAE state news agency says Gulf state won’t go ahead with BlackBerry ban Monday

By AP
Friday, October 8, 2010

Summary Box: UAE, BlackBerry resolve dispute

BAN AVERTED: The United Arab Emirates is backing off a threat of cut key BlackBerry services over security concerns on Monday.

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CONCESSIONS: The government says it has reached a deal with device maker Research in Motion Ltd., but it didn’t elaborate. RIM declined to comment specifically on the decision, but says it still adheres to its core principles on security.

POTENTIAL EFFECT: Half a million local users and thousands of BlackBerry-toting business travelers would have been affected by a ban on e-mail, messaging and Web services. Dubai’s airport, the region’s busiest, handles about 100,000 passengers daily.

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