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India temporarily lifts blackberry ban threat

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India temporarily lifts blackberry ban threat


India says it has delayed a ban on Blackberry phone devices for 60 days after maker “Research in Motion” agreed to hand over encrypted data.

New Delhi threatened to shut down RIM’s secure services, claiming they could be used by terrorists.

The Canadian telecom giant now says it has offered ways for Indian authorities to monitor immediately its products.

One of the world fastest growing mobile phone markets, India had set an end of August deadline to come up with a solution.

Saudi Arabia had also recently threatened a Blackberry ban, but that was halted after it reached a deal with RIM over its instant messaging service.

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