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Blackberry services to be banned in India/ Blackberry bann in India

Blackberry Services in India is going to be banned.The Indian government has demanded Research in Motion (RIM) addresses its security fears over the firm's encrypted BlackBerry services or it will ban the phone's messaging functions.

"If a technical solution is not provided by 31st August, 2010, the Government will review the position and take steps to block these two services from the network," said India's government.



 BlackBerry Internet Service, or BIS, allows BlackBerry users to access the Internet and POP3 or IMAP/Outlook Web Access email accounts without connecting through a BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). The service is usually provisioned through your mobile phone service provider, though Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry’s developer actually runs the service.BIS retrieves email from mail servers by polling a POP3 or IMAP server. This service uses RIM’s proprietary push technology in contrast with SyncML-based push technologies such as Funambol to the BlackBerry devices over cellular carriers.


RIM has not commented on its latest international headache and is already under pressure from the United Arab Emirates, Algeria and Lebanon, which are all pressing for access.
 
A ban in India may be of particular concern for the Canadian manufacturer as it is reportedly the world's fastest growing mobile market. A ban on the two phone functions could hit over one million people, restricting owners of the increasingly popular handset in only using its calling and internet browsing functions.

Reuters said an anonymous senior internal security official in India said
: "RIM has assured us they will come with some solution. It remains to be seen whether they address our security concerns."
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