Is the revolutionary mobile phone, BlackBerry, which is seen as a great invention in the age of instant communication, going to be banned in India? Enough indications are there confirming that assumption. The Central Government of India is conducting a crucial meet on August 12th which would decide the fate of the services of BlackBerry in India.
The issue between RIM, the Canadian consortium providing BlackBerry services worldwide, and the Indian Government has been going on for the past few weeks. The Indian Government wishes that the RIM provide some kind of an access to the data the individual users of the phone send keeping in view of the precarious security situation India is in. But the RIM is denying any kind of a compromise over the privacy of theie customers. And the impasse has led to this stage, where BlackBerry can almost be banned.
Efforts are on from the RIM to address the concerns of the Indian Government but also the company wishes to protect its own interests. But if the company were to lose a lucrative and emerging market like India, it would dent a big hole into the reputation. Just recently, Iran and UAE have banned the BlackBerry and if India joins the list, it would create a loss of goodwill for the company.
The end users of BlackBerry are a scared lot in India as they have made the phone ashttp://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=widgetsamazon-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003HC8NUW&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr a tool for of their daily needs. They wish that the issue is resolved amicably without any kind of a burden on them. Hope there is a favorable solution at the end.