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BlackBerry not leaving Pakistan after all

BlackBerry Passport smartphone and its siblings remain active in Pakistan with full features
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After the Pakistani government agreed to leave BB's customers private data private, the company decided to continue its operations on the local market.
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While the fate of BlackBerry users in Pakistan looked like it was sealed, the new year brings good news - the company formerly known as RIM is not pulling out of that market. Last year's shutdown order from the Pakistani government was no joke, but the two parties have finally reached an agreement so that those using BlackBerry's Enterprise Service will continue to enjoy the privacy of their data transfers.

An official blog post by BlackBerry's chief operating officer Marty Beard reads the following: "We are grateful to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and the Pakistani government for accepting BlackBerry's position that we cannot provide the content of our customers' BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) traffic, nor will we provide access to our BES servers."

Although the user base of the company in Pakistan is not large, BlackBerry promises to introduce new products and services in the future and also thanks its local customers "for their patience and loyalty."

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Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5436 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2016-01- 4 (Update: 2016-01- 4)