India Extends BlackBerry Deadline To January 31st For RIM

Despite the UAE being able to sort out its differences with RIM, the BlackBerry maker still has to appease the Indian government which wants its security forces to be able to access certain services, such as RIM’s encrypted corporate email system. The good news for RIM is that the Indian government has given it a little breathing space by extending the October 31st deadline to January 31st, giving them an additional 90 days to work things through. RIM has apparently already made some of its services manually accessible, including its messenger service, but has promised to deliver real-time access by the start of next year. Will RIM be able to work things out in time for the new deadline? You can bet that the many BlackBerry users over in India will be hoping that it can.

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