BlackBerry maker: UAE policy would apply to others

Apr 17, 2011

(AP) -- The maker of BlackBerry devices says it has been told that any new restrictions imposed by Emirati authorities would apply to other smartphones too.

The regulator has said it may limit access to the highly secure Enterprise Server, a system used by many international companies. Individual customers and organizations with fewer than 20 users wouldn't have access.

Device maker said in an emailed statement Sunday is has been in direct contact with the United Arab Emirates' telecommunications regulator. It says it's been told any policy change would apply to the whole industry and affect "all enterprise solution providers" - a reference to phones tied to corporate email accounts.

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