RIM May Cave To India – Worst. Idea. Ever.

According to this news report, talks between RIM (makers of the highly addictive BlackBerry) and the Indian Department Of Telecom (who has on two occasions threatened to shut down the BlackBerry service in India) were “fruitful.” New meetings are scheduled for the 15th of the month where it is said that RIM will demonstrate how to legally snoop on BlackBerry messages.

Here’s why RIM caving in to India is a dumb idea: Other countries are going to line up and want the same treatment from RIM. That kills the security aspect of using the device, which in turn takes away one huge incentive to use the BlackBerry. Also, don’t think it will stop with RIM. ANYONE who does anything similar is going to be next on the list (Microsoft with the DirectPush technology for example).

There of course is an upside to this: If I stop using the BlackBerry, I may get some free time back into my life and my thumbs will feel better.

One Response to “RIM May Cave To India – Worst. Idea. Ever.”

  1. Spooky Says:

    Buddy, Its a security breach.. and its not acceptable for Her ( India ). As you know, India now has the Most number of Mobile users , and the potential for Black Berry is very high. Hence there in no harm in implementing the servers in India.

    As you know , its the beginning of Black berry usage in India, even if the government ban it, thats going to effect very less number of users. Hence if RIM want to capitalize the potential of Indian market , they have to go with IB’s suggestions. If they are not going to, She dont need the service itself.

    You will be very much aware of Her capabilities , so if RIM decides to exclude India, Indians are going to develop better technology with cheaper cost ( As done in many circumstances after 1998 ).

    So its simple, If they want business, do it our way, else we will do it our own.


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