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UAE BlackBerry ban averted as mysterious “compliance” agreed

UAE BlackBerry ban averted as mysterious “compliance” agreed

RIM's ongoing arguments over mobile messaging security - and how much access governments can have to BlackBerry user information - looks to have reached a settlement on at least one front, with the United Arab Emirates now not planning to suspend BlackBerry services on October 11.  The exact nature of the deal has not been specified, with a simple statement via the state news agency WAM claiming "the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has confirmed that Blackberry services are now compliant with the UAE's telecommunications regulatory framework."

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BlackBerry threatened with UAE and Saudi Arabia ban

BlackBerry threatened with UAE and Saudi Arabia ban

BlackBerry users in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia could find themselves with less than useful handsets, if proposed bans in the two Gulf states go ahead.  Each is unhappy with the encryption RIM use with their servers, which prevents state monitoring of data services used by BlackBerry owners; it's been alleged that the UAE telecoms regulator attempted to load spyware onto BlackBerry phones in 2009, a move which proved unsuccessful.

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Peek Indian launch planned in next few weeks

Peek Indian launch planned in next few weeks

The Peek news keeps on coming today, with SlashGear getting word that an Indian launch of the Pronto is planned within a couple of weeks.  Specific details on which carrier Peek have partnered with are unknown - though due to be announced imminently, we're told - but subscription costs will be less than the equivalent of $10 per month.

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BlackBerry Storm official on Verizon and Vodafone

BlackBerry Storm official on Verizon and Vodafone

Verizon and Vodafone have officially announced the BlackBerry Storm, RIM's touchscreen smartphone with 3G connectivity and an innovative "click-through" 480 x 360 display with haptic feedback.  The Storm has a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash and mechanical autofocus, Bluetooth 2.0 with support for the A2DP wireless stereo profile, and accelerometer controlled screen-rotation with a choice of SureType, MultiTap and QWERTY keyboards.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 27, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone! Today a collection of BlackBerry 10 slides outed video chat and screen sharing through BBM, and we learned that smartphone and tablet activations rose to huge numbers of Christmas day earlier this week. There's a new survey from Pew and NPD that suggests tablets are beginning to replace eReaders and print, while we heard that Apple might be thinking about producing the Mac Mini here in the US.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 1, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 1, 2012

Well look at that: one minute we're in the middle of summer, and then October is suddenly here the next. Let's jump into the Evening Wrap-Up, shall we? Today we heard that Apple may begin sending out invitations to its rumored iPad Mini reveal event on October 10, and we were impressed by the leaked specifications for an upcoming BlackBerry 10 phone called Aristo. The Kindle Paperwhite started shipping to excited readers across the country today, and we found out that the Android remote wipe is still roaming around out there.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 24, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 24, 2012

We've entered the last full week of September, which means that autumn, pumpkins, and little children asking for free candy are all in the near future (for some of us anyway). Today we found out that the iPhone 5 managed to sell 5 million units in its first weekend of availability, and that iOS 6 has been downloaded by 100 million users since it was released last week. Some enthusiastic analysts were left explaining their generous iPhone 5 sales predictions today, while others were saying that the iPhone 5 could top 50 million sales by the end of Q4.

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Samsung: Mobile acquisition imminent, but it’s not RIM

Samsung: Mobile acquisition imminent, but it’s not RIM

Samsung is in talks to acquire a mobile-related tech company as part of a more expansive shopping spree for specialist R&D and software firms, the company has confirmed, though it maintains it has no plans to buy RIM. "There is something in the works right now," mobile president J.K. Shin told the WSJ, and while declining to name that target, did flag up new features on the Galaxy S III such as the eye-tracking Smart Stay as examples of what advanced functionality those acquisitions could lead to.

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RIM open to “all opportunities” for market share

RIM open to “all opportunities” for market share

RIM has been losing market share rapidly to Apple's iPhone and smartphones running Google's Android, but the BlackBerry maker isn't going down without a fight. The company said today that it is considering "all opportunities" for regaining consumer interest, but is focused on selling more BlackBerry smartphones and tablets. Ahead of its next platform launch, it will concentrate on pushing BlackBerry devices in its key markets India and Indonesia.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 14, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Although, based on the fact that it's the evening and you're reading this, perhaps it isn't such a joyous occasion for you. Luckily, we have a tip for you - start playing Words With Friends. Yeah, apparently 1 in 10 Words With Friends players end up hooking up with someone they've played against on the popular social game. So get out there and start practicing your mad word skills.

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Unlucky thieves snatch $1.7m-worth of PlayBook tablets

Unlucky thieves snatch $1.7m-worth of PlayBook tablets

Ah, the irony: over the past few weeks even RIM has admitted that the BlackBerry PlayBook is so unloved it can't even give it away, and now $1.7m-worth of the 7-inch slates have actually been stolen. A truck transporting 22 pallets of the PlayBook to Ontario, Canada, was parked up for the driver to take a rest break, The Herald Bulletin reports, when it was stolen by person or persons unknown.

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