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BlackBerry not leaving Pakistan after all

BlackBerry Passport smartphone and its siblings remain active in Pakistan with full features
BlackBerry Passport
After the Pakistani government agreed to leave BB's customers private data private, the company decided to continue its operations on the local market.

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, 2016-01- 4 (Update: 2016-01- 4)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.