Whats next? Iphone Ban
Because of Security..
I mean Qatar is giving a shot, so it joins with UAE and KSA at the moment :-). even it wasnt easy decision for BB to shift to India from their home Canada, given the fact they need to retain millions of BB user in worlds second fastest mobile market. Ultimately they gave up with reluctance. So need to understand why would Qatar need such!!
britexpat don't worry i am also in your league. 7000 QAR is a hell lot of a money to spent on iphone 4g...
shyams numbers matter to BB, Qatar doesn't have enough to get a server in qatar. Maybe if the entire GCC decides to act, they can get one local server in GCC.
They are in a business, they aren't out to massage countries' egos.
iPhones, especially the new ones should be banned - because I can't afford one :O(
shyams don't make me laugh, what population of Qatar use BB...not enough for Qatar to have any enpowerment over RIM...but thanks for the amuzing post!!
After India threaten to ban Blackberry if they don’t shift their servers to India and disclose the sensitive communications, Blackberry had to agreed. So if this tactics works, why not Qatar try its empowerment :-)
DaRuDe: There was a huge hue and cry when Steve Jobs banned porn from the app store. Google it. But, you can still get 18+ content in the form of sexual education books like Kamasutra and all but you cannot term it porn.
you shouldnt worry Qatar wont ban blackberry services.
by the way whats lipstick blackberry pin "D
nokia will be banned soon too :P
how much mallrat?
my BB is now for sale:(
aw! i hope they will not ban this stuff in Qatar...
no way, why would they ban iphone now for.... iphone doesn't use encrypted offshore server...
I also registered in the US store since the variety of apps (free and non free) is way bigger than the one in the "local store".
@newkidontheblock: Saudi and KSA are the same. Saudi is the short name and KSA is the abreviated form of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
@dandem: in the article ity says "until a government entity or security agency proves the fact that the BB services are affecting the National Security of the country no action will be taken".
Meaning if somebody comes with an idea that it could be affecting then the services will be banned/suspended.
Guys let's hope for the best on this...however and as Darude Says "if those services are banned then the device is useless"
Qatar will not ban BB services or I phone.
yea i registered long time ago with my Qatar credit card.
now thats unacceptable you need to have Credit cards either from States or UK.
and it's very hard register for free now. i had mine for free and without credit card payment. hehe
Don't worry DaRuling...your i-phone 4G is safe. Qatar is not going to implement any ban of BB or I-phone :P
I have UK :) its true no good apps in Qatar store. hehe
What country appstore are you on??
did you try US and UK???
i registered on both because on Qatar store there is nothing much of interest not even games.
i knew ever, you never come up on QL with good news ...;b
is KSA different from Saudi?
my question is about Iphone i checked that already :P
there are NO porn applications on the App Store. :)
Da, That is due to National Security reasons.