08-17-2011 05:14 AM
08-17-2011 06:31 PM
09-22-2011 12:39 PM
I have just confirmed with my carrier and they say "RIM is not offering this serivce in Pakistan". This is very important tool and we are also paying for BB Services and i think as a customer we should have access to everything service including BB Appworld. P.S there are more than 90 Million mobile users in pakistan.
09-22-2011 04:02 PM
If this concerns you, be aware that it's not your carrier nor RIM that are responsible for this lack of service, it's the governing body of your country. There is something with the service that does not sit well with your government so it has decided to block it.
Atleast now you know to whom you have to complain about it.
09-22-2011 08:55 PM
09-23-2011 05:12 AM
09-23-2011 01:25 PM
Dear Xandrex, Thank you for you constructive feedback. I am sure BB wants to dominate Mobile markets all over the globe. My whole point is that in the digital world the concept of controlling the content is pretty easy. Every digital content, app or anything can be moderated. Then what is the problem?
I agree that there are things to be initiated on both ends but the Govt don't give a **bleep** to BB users in Pakistan and i am sure there are other countries like Pakistan where Govts don't like to initiate the harmonization between BB Services & Its policies as Govts. are not the stakeholders. I suggest that blackberry should develop categories in Apps or some rating systems and rating system should comply with the legal framework of the constitution of it maybe religion, political system or anything. So if that comic strip APP doesn't comply with the policy of that country it shall automatically not be available to that region or country. In this way All users over globe get the true BB services for what BB is made for, Because comic strip application may or may not be that important as compared to BB Protect, Appworld & other business tools.
We, users expect these kinds of efforts from BB not from Govts, as Govts all over the world are not the real stakeholders of RIM and BB services. Ultimately Its RIM & BB Consumers. I am sure someone must be representing RIM in Pakistan, but i'll try to contact our ministry to dig it out more - But as i said things has to be initiated on both ends. Thank you.
09-23-2011 07:03 PM
My whole point is that in the digital world the concept of controlling the content is pretty easy. Every digital content, app or anything can be moderated. Then what is the problem?
this mechanism already exists, as you can see in the examples I gave you. The main issue here is that there needs to be moderators. Those moderators are not RIM employees, they are Pakistani people mandated by the government or the Pakistani carriers.
Are there enough of those people to do that job? There are currently thousands of applications available on the AppWorld, and several dozen arriving daily.
Apple unilaterally decide what application is suitable for the AppStore. Whatever the country and the local regulations. And then if a country complains, they contact Apple Corp and have the application removed.
RIM works differently. No application is banned by RIM (except those that can harm the device on which it is installed, or that blatantly achieve mischief), and it is the duty of each country to allow or refuse every single application. This may be cumbersome at first (how to catch up with all the existing apps?), but it is better for the long term.
So RIM is awaiting your officials to act. Because RIM has already done their part of the deal.