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Transcript of BlackBerry
"It's just one tool among a number of tools that I'm trying to use, to break out of the bubble, to make sure that people can still reach me."
in International Markets
India threatened to ban BlackBerry if RIM did not let the Indian Government to access BlackBerry Enterprise Servers (BES).
Research in Motin(RIM)
United Arab Emirates
"We are looking at the issue. If we
out that it is a
, we will
In August 1, 2010, UAE announced that they would ban BlackBerry services.
Saudi Arabia banned BlackBerry Messenger from August 6, 2010.
Kuwait concerned about
Kuwait asked RIM to block access to pornographic sites.
Free to access
whatever they want.
Pornography is Crime!!
The first BlackBerry smartphone in 2002
Smartphone market took off all over the world in 2005
46 million subscribers by mid 2010
RIM's revenue grew at 84%, from US$6 billion in 2008 to US$11 billion
What was the selling point?
RIM's 0verseas Revenue Distribution
in thousands of US dollars
The UAE had 500,000 BlackBerry subscribers.
In October 11, 2010, RIM announced that UAE's Telecommunications regulatory Authority(TRA) would access BlackBerry services
RIM's biggest Middle East market with 700,000 users.
in September 1, 2010, BlackBerry allowed Saudi Arabia to limited access to BlackBerry instant messages.
compromise law enforcement
Blackerry controversy centered only in
Asia and The Middle East?
"It's not about a Canadian company ...
in the 21st country."
main selling point
beyond the reach of governments
India is the world's second-largest mobile market with one million BlackBerry users.
Middle Eastern countries
2008 Mumbai Terror
low standards of human rights, freedom of expression
try to gain access to customer's data
in the name of national security!!!
"terrorism existed even before the advent of BlackBerry."
"terrorists had other ways to carry their stealthy communication."
-Human rights organization
MNCs distress & stance
Freedom of Information
want to filter
indecent material accessible
On August 29, 2010, RIM was able to avert a ban by getting a 60-day reprieve from government.