Indonesia Communication and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring reiterated for Research In Motion (RIM) as a provider of BlackBerry services in Indonesia to immediately block pornographic content.

"Within a few this week, RIM should have closed the pornographic site content or if not, we will close," said Tifatul after inaugurating the first echelon Ministry of Communications and Informatics (Kemkominfo) in Jakarta on Friday (07/01/2011).

According to him, closing it will be done if the rim does not abide by and comply with legislation that has been prevailing in Indonesia. He also stated, that there are a number of service operators in Indonesia have also been informed about it and not objected.

Earlier, Minister of Communication has also threatened to shut down RIM's service is on August 31, 2010. "We've called RIM is already working with six operators in Indonesia," said Tifatul in Jakarta, at the time.

He said, if it turns out Internet porn content is still accessible via the BlackBerry, it will clearly give warning to the smart phone manufacturers. Blocking porn sites, according to the Minister, is the mandate of Law Number 44 Year 2008 on Pornography, in particular Article 18 and 19.

Article was essentially mandates that the government has the authority to terminate the network creation and dissemination of pornographic products or services, pornography, including the blocking of pornography over the Internet. "RIM must obey the rules, if not, it means they are breaking our laws," he said.


BlackBerry 9800 Torch The First Hybrid BlackBerryResearch In Motion (RIM) finally announced the official debut of its first hybrid BlackBerry, BlackBerry 9800, which was given the nickname "Torch". Called hybrid because it provides navigation smartphone with touch screen and a QWERTY smartphone keyboard as well.

For another smartphone manufacturer, type of this product may have been used before. However, this is the first for a BlackBerry. Torch may be the RIM answer for consumers who still have not completely comfortable using the touch screen. During this BlackBerry products are popular because of its convenience is identical with the QWERTY keyboard.

"BlackBerry 9800 Torch is a product of our company is very special," RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis said in a statement on Tuesday (03/08/2010). Apart from being the first hybrid Blackberry smartphone product, Torch is also one of the first smartphone using BlackBerry OS 6 application.

BlackBerry 9800 Torch has specifications 3.2-inch HVGA touch screen, using BlackBerry OS 6, there is a GPS application, it supports HSDPA with download speeds up to 3.6 Mbps. In addition, the BlackBerry 9800 Torch comes with a resolution of 5 MP camera with flash have facial recognition capabilities. Camera can also be used for the video recorder with VGA resolution.

BlackBerry 9800 Torch work using 624 MHz processor and 512 MB of internal memory can be upgraded with up to 4 GB of flash storage. Other features wi-fi connection with the latest 802.11n standard.

This hybrid BlackBerry smartphone will be first available in the U.S. starting on August 12, 2010 and with prices starting at $200 with a 2-year subscription contract.


Cheap Blabkberry in Saudi ArabiaFollowing news of the termination of BlackBerry services or BlackBerry applications in all regions of Saudi Arabia starting Friday (8/6), the BlackBerry device begins to go on sale. Some BlackBerry owners and Blackberry seller began to offering belongings cheaply.

In the largest mobile market in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's capital city, dozens of young men offering BlackBerry devices in the street with half price. One of the owners named Nour al-Zaman said, now no one wants to buy a BlackBerry and people with offering cheaply.

A number of the Blackberry users in Jeddah has reported that the BlackBerry service began to down since Friday morning at around 9:00. In fact, the local newspaper Okaz stated that the new termination will be done at midnight. reportedly from Riyadh, BlackBerry services still active to this day.

The Government of Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, issued orders to the three mobile operators who operate the BlackBerry service to stop BlackBerry service or BlackBerry applications. The reason, the BlackBerry service regulation is considered not eligible because the server is in Canada so that Saudi Arabian authorities can not monitor all messages are distributed. It is considered to threaten Saudi Arabia national security.