At&t Announces the Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro

The Samsung Rugby line of devices has come a long way. The line of devices is slowly becoming similar to the success story of the RAZR line from Motorola. Sure, it’s not quite as popular and maybe a bit less known, but Samsung is taking the Rugby to the boundaries of solid, durable phones. Early ...

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RIM Caves to India on BlackBerry Messenger but Ban Still Possible

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BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has agreed to India’s demands to allow the interception of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) communications within the country but a ban is still possible. Why? Because even though RIM is working to give India access to BBMs, its BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server) system does not let RIM access the encrypted ...

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BlackBerry OS 6 Gets ‘FIPS 149-2’ Approval from US Government

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Research In Motion launched the newest version of its smartphone operating system—BlackBerry OS 6—back in August and the new OS has finally received its FIPS 149-2 certification from the US Government. FIPS 149-2 certification means that the new BB operating system meets certain US Government requirements regarding encryption methods inside of both the software and ...

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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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Not So Fast BlackBerry, You’re Not as Secure as We Thought

  Love or hate them, BlackBerrys have long been considered the standard for smartphone security. With countries from India to Saudi Arabia to even the United States now all wanting a way to decrypt encrypted messages sent back and forth between the devices, you would think they have some kind of mystical security protection other companies ...

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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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RIM Puts its Foot Down and Says No! Or does it?

Research In Motion (RIM) has finally come to a decision it seems—it will not be giving any countries access to its users’ data. However, its strongly worded press releases lose a lot of their bite when you consider what the foreign governments they are in negotiations with are saying. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has ...

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RIM Bows Under Pressure and Agrees to Work with India

Research In Motion (RIM) has agreed to work with India and presumably allow the country to access encrypted, personal BlackBerry information on its servers in Canada. The decision came after India threatened to shut down RIM’s operations in the country because its intelligence community was unable to intercept information and messages sent between BlackBerrys. India ...

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