Want to View Porn On Your Phone? Get a BlackBerry

By Sam Gibbs on at

Looks like BlackBerrys can circumvent the network operator porn filters in the UK and Ofcom's not exactly happy about it. Problem is, kids in the UK do love their BlackBerrys, and kids and porn shouldn't mix; so RIM's been called to a summit to discuss the issue.

Ofcom said:

“It is to do with the way in which the BlackBerry operating system works. We are very concerned and want to get this resolved as quickly as possible.”

It apparently revolves around the compression system and central server connection that RIM uses to power BlackBerry web access -- the same one that took out almost everything BlackBerry in October when it went down. The system skirts the porn block the network providers have in place in the UK, leaving kids free and open to the wide world of internet porn on their riot instigators.

RIM may have been called into a meeting with Ofcom over it, but it's not all RIM's fault. The self-destructing Canadian smartphone manufacturer does offer network filtering, but only T-Mobile's actually taken them up on it.

So, if you're desperate for your mobile porn fix, grab yourself a BlackBerry. Or you could just prove you're over 18 to your network and stick with your Android porn phone. [The Telegraph]