The BlackBerry Z10 has been available in the UAE for some time now but it wasn't until very recently that I discovered that BlackBerry 10 users there are missing a couple of the new OS's best features. BBM Video and BBM Voice are currently blocked in the region so those folk who have picked up a Z10 don't get the full BlackBerry 10 experience that the rest of us have been accustomed to.

Thanks to the good old CrackBerry Forums it seems that things may well change in the near future in the UAE. As you will see from the below image - forum member Zahi Ali tweeted Etisalat (a local carrier) asking the question of when the missing features will be available. From the response it certainly seems that the carrier wants the new BBM features to be implemented so fingers crossed this will happen in the near future.


Are you a BlackBerry 10 user in the UAE? Sound off in the comments if the missing features are driving you mad? Or could this be a deal breaker when it comes to deciding on which new smartphone to upgrade to?