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Are You Ashamed To Have A BlackBerry?

October 16, 2012

I have to admit that I look at my wife’s iPhone 5 and I feel jealous. It’s fast, it has a better camera, it has apps that I wish were available for my BlackBerry. In short, I feel that my BlackBerry is absolutely “ghetto.” Apparently other BlackBerry users have similar feelings if this article from […]

India Wants Full Blackberry Access…. Or Else!

January 31, 2011

Here’s a shock. India isn’t happy with what RIM has been saying recently. So they’ve started with their threats again: Home (Interior) Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram told a news conference the government still wanted access to e-mails. “I think a decision will be taken today by the MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs),” Mr. Chidambaram added. RIM’s […]

RIM Balks At Indian Demands…. Shock, Not….

March 14, 2011

RIM vs. India is back in the news again. This time it’s Robert Crow, vice president of industry and government relations for Research in Motion doing the talking. Here’s what he said: According to Robert Crow, vice president of industry and government relations for Research in Motion, the country’s Home Ministry, which is responsible for […]

RIM Says Playbook Battery Issues Are Bogus…. And So Are Rumors Of A Deal With India

December 30, 2010

Yesterday, I reported that a rumor was circulating around the Interwebs that the Blackberry Playbook might be delayed due to battery life issues. For a change, RIM decided to take the bull by the horns and shot down that rumor: Any testing or observation of battery life to date by anyone outside of RIM would […]

The Never Ending Saga Of RIM vs India Just Won’t End

January 27, 2011

I really wish this RIM vs India soap opera would end as I think we’re getting sick of this stalemate. RIM today reiterated that they cannot give India access to e-mail… Again: There is no possibility of us providing any kind of a solution,” RIM vice president Robert Crow told reporters. “There is no solution, […]

RIM To Offer India A “Cloud Based” Monitoring Solution…. WTF?

December 21, 2010

The RIM vs. India circus might be finally coming to an end. It’s being reported that there’s a deal at hand: The Canada-based Research In Motion, the makers of BlackBerry, has agreed to offer monitoring on cloud-based computing instead of setting up a local server. The Ministry of Home Affairs has agreed to this solution […]

India Now Has Access To Blackberry Messages Says RIM…. The Devil Is In The Details

January 15, 2011

RIM has now officially folded up like a cheap suit when it comes to its dealings with India. Sort of. According to this report, India now has access to Blackberry Messenger messages, but corporate e-mails are still off limits. When it comes to the latter, here’s what RIM said: “… No changes can be made […]

India Claims RIM Is Letting It Snoop On Blackberry Traffic

October 30, 2010

A new development in the RIM vs. India fight comes in the form of India claiming that RIM has an interim arrangement to let it spy on it’s citizens who use Blackberry devices: In a statement on Friday, India’s interior ministry said RIM had assured the government that they would provide the final solution for […]

India Doesn’t Like RIM’s Message Snooping Solution

October 3, 2010

From the “you could see this coming a mile away” department comes news that India doesn’t like the solution that RIM provided it to snoop on Blackberry traffic: In an internal note, dated September 28, reviewed by ET, the telecom department’s security wing claims security agencies have been unable to intercept or monitor secure email […]

RIM To India: Let’s Talk

August 26, 2010

News.com is reporting that RIM has asked India to join an industry forum to discuss the issues surrounding security and their products: RIM says it wants to create a forum where the company and other mobile firms could work with the Indian government to support “the lawful access needs of law enforcement agencies, while preserving […]