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BlackBerry services will end in UAE March 10

BlackBerry’s legacy services will end across the UAE from March 10. Carrier etisalat has announced that BlackBerry services such as BBM – Pin to Pin – BIS and BlackBerry email service will cease to operate on March 10, 2020.

“Customers can still use their data allowance from their BlackBerry packages for all other Internet services,” etisalat said in a statement.

Abhinav Purohit, principal consultant specialising in Middle East Telecom and ICT industries, said BlackBerry services have been dwindling.

“On May 31 2019, the once famous BlackBerry Messenger service was shut down for consumer users, but the enterprise version was still working. So the current move is aimed at the last few remaining enterprises users who may still be using BlackBerry services,” he said.

The latest BlackBerry announcement follows Chinese company TCL, which manufactured BlackBerry phones, recently announcing that it would be shutting things down operations by August.

“So the announcement is in line with the company scaling back its operations and slowing winding down to being an enterprise software only company,” Purohit sai

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