RIM refuses to back down in India while other challenges loom

Research in Motion and the Indian government were on Friday set for an impasse over New Delhi’s demand for access to BlackBerry e-mails and messaging services after the Canadian company said this was technically impossible.With a deadline to meet the demand or face a ban only days away, RIM refused to back down, releasing a detailed statement saying its BlackBerry corporate e-mail and messaging services were encrypted by its customers and it did not have the keys to break these codes.To read this report in The Financial Times in full, see:
www.ft.com/cms/s/0/76d5b3de-b1b6-11df-ad4d-00144feabdc0.htmlAlso see:India may extend deadline on BlackBerry security row
India may extend an August 31 deadline in its standoff with Research In Motion (RIM.TO) over access to Blackberry data, if the Canadian firm says it has a solution and asks for time, a government source said on Friday.India says it wants the means to track and read Blackberry’s secure email and instant messaging services that officials fear could be misused by militants and anyone trying to create political instability.
uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE67P4A220100827RIM looks forward as India and other challenges loom
Research In Motion, its global growth and its secure-email niche challenged by both rivals and governments, is preparing for a long fight it may yet lose on a shifting battlefield.The Canadian company’s BlackBerry smartphone was once a byword for safe corporate communication.

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