Will Blackberry saga have a happy ending?
By Stela Roman
BlackBerry and Saudi Arabia have arrived at a preliminary agreement!
"A deal has been virtually reached and we are in the process of adding the final touches," said the official of one of Saudi Arabia's three licensed mobile operators, asking not to be named.
The deal will involve the company setting up its server there and providing the government access to the data, according to media reports on Saturday from Saudi Arabia.
It means that RIM (Research in Motion) have agreed grant access to Saudi authorities to decipher its messenger exchanges between users by setting up a server in the country.
Saudi Arabia had said that it would suspend BlackBerry services from Friday, but the service was largely uninterrupted, except for a four-hour break by one operator, according to reports.