A ban on BlackBerry in Saudi Arabia will affect only its BlackBerry Messenger text messaging service but an August 6 deadline for its enforcement is final, a spokesman for the telecommunications regulator told Reuters on Wednesday. “(The ban) is only for the Messenger. Negotiations are still going, the deadline is final,” said Sultan al-Malik from the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC).

Publish date: August 5, 2010 10:50 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 6:35 pm

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