Regulators in India look set to spoil RIM's launch of the Torch smartphone by mirroring the efforts of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which this week confirmed it will block Blackberry data services from October 11 2010.
The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority said Blackberry's data service was the only mobile service that allowed users to act without any legal accountability.
RIM was reported to have made progress with India’s telecommunications regulator when it offered to allow the country’s security agencies access to user emails within 15 days and the ability to monitor instant messaging chats, according to a report by the Economic Times.
However, a conflicting report by the Financial Times said the Canadian phone maker and India are at an impasse over RIM's refusal to establish proxy servers within India, which would allow the Indian Government to screen instant messages and emails.
Issue: 339 | June 2015
Access CRN's extensive online resources including; email bulletins, community discussions and unique online news.
Processing registration... Please wait.
This process can take up to a minute to complete.
A confirmation email has been sent to your email address - SUPPLIED GOES EMAIL HERE. Please click on the link in the email to verify your email address. You need to verify your email before you can log on to the CRN website or start posting comments on articles.
If you do not receive your confirmation email within the next few minutes, it may be because the email has been captured by a junk mail filter. Please ensure you add the domain '@crn.com.au' to your white-listed senders.