BlackBerry Still Dealing with Ban, T-Mobile Thinks RIM is Done for

The maker of the BlackBerry smartphone—Research In Motion (RIM)—still has not come to a deal with the Government of India  regarding encryption on its devices. India had given RIM an ultimatum, either it allow the government access to encrypted emails and messages sent through BlackBerrys in the country, or it would be kicked out. Now ...

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What’s Up With the BlackBerry Ban in India?

Research In Motion (RIM) has been in war with pretty much every government in the Eastern Hemisphere for the past few months. Why? Because its encryption technology and security features are good. So good in fact, that pretty much the entire Middle East, parts of Africa, Pakistan and India are all mulling BlackBerry bans. Why ...

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Why is Canada’s Minister for Citizenship and Immigration Commenting on BlackBerry Ban in India?

Jason Kenney—Canada’s Minister for Citizenship and Immigration—today commented on the looming ban on BlackBerry smartphones in India that is set to go into effect near the end of October. Research In Motion (RIM)—the maker of the popular BlackBerry smartphone—is a Canadian company. So why is a top Canadian immigration official commenting on a legal and ...

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Dubai Claims U.S. and Israel Use BlackBerry to Spy

New information is coming out on why the United Arab Emirates is pushing for a ban of BlackBerrys until it gains access to encrypted information on the devices. Dubai's chief of police—Lt. General Dahi Khalfan Tamim—is trying to pull Israel and the United States into the mess by claiming that both countries use BlackBerrys for ...

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BlackBerry Maker Gets a Break in India

Research In Motion (RIM)--maker of the popular BlackBerry line of smartphones--has gotten a break from the Indian government. The break comes in the form of a two month extension to a looming BlackBerry ban nationwide in the second most populated country in the world. The reasons for the threatened BlackBerry ban are highly political but ...

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India Wants Real-Time Data from BlackBerrys

India is still mulling its August 31st BlackBerry ban and things have gotten more complicated. While Research In Motion (RIM) has tried to make a deal with India, apparently its offer isn’t good enough when it comes to encrypted email. RIM’s current proposal is to have India send it the mobile number of a device ...

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Pending BlackBerry Bans Hurting Sales

  While us back in the States might not really care if India, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia or others ban Research In Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry smartphone, the looming prospects of BlackBerry bans are crippling sales of the units in those countries. That certainly is not good news for RIM, which is currently struggling to ...

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