This latest update has my head spinning in circles. According to the WSJ it seems that RIM has managed to avoid the August 31st BlackBerry ban in India. They received a 2 month stay after RIM “said it would give security agencies greater access to corporate email and instant messaging.”
The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs said in an official statement that they would come back to the subject in 60 days after the “Department of Telecommunications studies the feasibility of routing BlackBerry services through a server in India.”
This makes me wonder what exactly RIM offered India? The big sticking point in their negotiations was that RIM wouldn’t and supposedly couldn’t offer the Indian government a way to decrypt and read corporate BES emails. Does this mean that RIM has a way to decrypt such emails contrary to their official stance? I don’t think so. The only other answer I can think of is that they finally explained to the Indian government that this is how the internet works…
What do you think?