As Torch 9800 Unveiled, Friday is the Last Day for BlackBerry in Saudi Arabia

4 Aug, 2010

Saudi Arabia Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) asked  the 3 operators in Saudi Arabia: Saudi Telecom Co, Mobily and Zain Saudi Arabia to immediately stop the BlackBerry (BB) service in the country starting this Friday.
This comes 3 days after news went out of the kingdom decision in blocking BB messenger and in UAE’s decision in blocking BB messenger, email and web browsing.

With this news, now BlackBeery lose more than 1 million users in UAE and Saudi Arabia, as there are around 700,000 BB users in Saudi Arabia, security concurs are cited as the main reason behind this decision. As RIM the mother company of BB store its devices encrypted messages in its servers.

RIM the mother unveiled yesterday BlackBerry Torch 9800 which will start selling 12th of August for 199.99 with two-year contract via AT&T in USA.

Torch 9800 has a 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive 360×480 touchscreen, 4.4″ (5.8″ open) x 2.4″ and weighing 161.1 g, an optical trackpad, 512 SDRAM, 4 GB eMMCmemory included up to 32 GB, 5 megapixel camera with flash capable of shooting 640×480 video, BlackBerry 6 OS, and the usual smartphone features like Bluetooth and 802.11b/g/n WiFi. Torsh has all the current BB features and seems more exciting as it is both touch and has a keyboard, plus the trackpad.

#Via Aljazeera English.

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