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The United Arab Emirates said on Friday that a ban on BlackBerry services that had been due to come into effect next week will not go ahead, bringing relief in a country dependent on its reputation as a business hub.The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority confirmed that Blackberry services are now compliant with the UAE's regulatory framework, in a statement on the official WAM news agency."BlackBerry services will carry on as usual and will not be suspended on October 11," the statement said.In late August, the UAE said that, from October 11, it would block BlackBerry messenger, web

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Worries about spying by the U.S. and Israel spurred plans to sharply limit BlackBerry services in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai's police chief said in comments that suggest a tough line in talks with the smart phone maker. The UAE says it will block BlackBerry e-mail, messaging and Web services Oct. 11 unless authorities can gain access to the encrypted data traffic — a demand by other countries warning of possible bans including India. The proposed UAE action threatens BlackBerry service for an estimated 500,000 local subscribers and could tarnish the country's reputation as

The United Arab Emirates outlined plans Sunday to block BlackBerry e-mail, messaging and Web browsing services in a crackdown that could jeopardize efforts to establish the country as an international business hub.

Hometech Middle East expo kicked off Sunday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, bringing together an international collection of dealers, distributors and vendors for the region’s largest consumer electronics trade show. The event began with some fanfare as His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bib Rashid Al Maktoum cut the opening ribbon and took a personal tour of the convention center. Hometech features about 300 exhibitors, many familiar to US readers (Monster, Hitachi, LG, Samsung, Harman, Optoma) in 80,000 square feet of exhibit space along with two days of keynotes and seminars. The Consumer Electronics Association has partnered with Hometech, which is produced by Messe Frankfurt,

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