RIM Officials Completely Flustered with Indian Government

RIM Officials Completely Flustered with Indian Government
By James Falconer on 28 Apr 2008 11:24 am EDT
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If you are waiting for more encouraging news on the whole India/RIM situation, it looks like you're going to have to wait a little while longer. Seems as though RIM and the Canadian High Commissioner David M. Malone have sent a letter to the Indian Communication and IT Minister asking exactly who they can deal with that actually has the power to make decisions. This is not a good sign people!

From the letter:

"We and RIM (Canada-based BlackBerry vendor Research-in-Motion) need to understand who in the government of India is empowered to resolve this issue. This is necessary in order to ensure the right representative from RIM at the table.

The discussion managed by DoT to date has inspired little confidence that those involved on the Indian side are actually empowered to settle the matter as Indian government's demands of RIM keep expanding while media leaks proliferate...

Potential terrorists are now aware, because of these leaks, of technical issues unknown to most of us previously..."

I'll let the words above speak for themself. Looks like we're still quite a long way away from a resolution on this issue. Anyone want to start taking bets for the date this one finally gets resolved? Or WILL it even get resolved?

[ via India Times

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RIM Officials Completely Flustered with Indian Government

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I bet you that RIM is being held at ransom by some unscrupulous politician with big pockets... and the recent letter is a sign that they gave the money to the wrong guy...

They're actually admitting to "technical issues unknown to most of us previously..."

Disclosure lawsuit in 3.. 2... 1...

(And no "when ... the terrorists win..." jokes?)

I am really feed up with this problem with Blackberry problem in India.Just when i was able 2 persuade my parents 2 buy me a Blackberry this drama started.I really have a very bad luck. :(