The co-CEO of the company that makes the BlackBerry is seeing vast high-tech opportunities in the United Arab Emirates after a clash with regulators seeking to ban some main features of the smart phone .
Jim Balsillie provided no details of the deal this month with Research in Motion Ltd. to keep e-mail and other BlackBerry services in the Emirates.
The Gulf country had showed security concerns because of the encryption protections of BlackBerry.
Balsillie took no questions from reporters after his keynote speech on Monday at a major consumer electronic show in Dubai.
He said he was “sincerely and genuinely excited” about growth potential in the UAE market.
Canada-based RIM also has been questioned by telecoms regulators in Saudi Arabia and India.