This story is not going away anytime soon.  Lebanon just joined in on the party of banning BlackBerry Services.  Most of this is focused on BBM and Email but 5 countries is nothing to take lightly.

  1. India
  2. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  3. Saudi Arabia
  4. Indonesia
  5. Lebanon

I don’t believe I have missed anyone, but I am sure this list will grow tomorrow.  At some point you have to wonder what percent of RIM’s market is made up across these five countries.  It is almost like a game of chicken, on one side your customer’s privacy on the other your revenue stream.  Something tells me that this game will continue until RIM bows to pressure.  Privacy does have a cost, keep watching this saga to see if RIM has to define the cost to the world.