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Blackberry service UAE to be suspended from Oct (Dubai)

Restrictive trade practices, legitimate national security threat, or Etisalat cornering the market with competitive/ replacement products (back to restrictive trade practices)?

By MARGARET COKER in Abu Dhabi and TIM FALCONER in Dubai

Regulators in the United Arab Emirates said Sunday they would prohibit BlackBerry instant messaging, email and Internet-browsing services starting in October, after what officials in the country say has been a long-running dispute with the device's maker about how it stores electronic data.


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