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Possible solution to BlackBerry impasse on the cards

business Updated: Sep 30, 2011 19:37 IST

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A possible solution to end the stalemate between BlackBerry and the government over security issues is in the offing as smart-phone manufacturer RIM has submitted a plan for real time interception which is being tested in the Department of Telecom.

The government had set August 15 as the deadline for Canada's Research In Motion (RIM) to provide the country's security agencies with the interception keys to enable real -time tracking of its popular BlackBerry messenger and corporate email services in readable format.

While expressing ignorance on the technical details, home minister P Chidambaram said, "I think they (security agencies) have been given a solution which is being tested now in the DoT.

"If that solution proves to be successful, then we will ask a similar solution from all services providers."

Besides Blackberry, Nokia is another service provider which provides push mail facility to its subscriber.

When asked whether the solution had been provided by RIM, Chidambaram said, "I think so, that BlackBerry has given a solution which is being tested."