BlackBerry Messenger

  • RIM sets up surveillance facility in Mumbai 28-10-2011 12:37 PM

    Mumbai: Research In Motion has set up a facility in Mumbai to help the Indian government carry out lawful surveillance of its BlackBerry services, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. RIM gave India access to its consumer services, including its Messenger services, in January this...
  • In India, BlackBerry's not just a corporate phone 19-10-2011 11:45 AM

    A few months after she joined Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, Ayesha Rachel became an addict. She just couldnt get enough of her BlackBerry Curve. I was a Nokia user but this thing is addictive, and no other phone gives me this value for my buck, she says while sending...
  • Blackberry services fully restored in India: RIM 14-10-2011 01:03 AM

    New Delhi: After three days of disruptions, BlackBerry services offering e-mail, messenger and other online services were restored, Canada-based Research in Motion said. "Email systems are operating and we are continuing to clear any backlogged messages. Support teams are working to minimise the impact on our customers... We are working...
  • FAQs: RIM's epic BlackBerry failure 13-10-2011 06:45 AM

    Research in Motion is blaming technical problems in its highly secretive communications network for a three-day disruption in service to millions of BlackBerry users around the globe. The company runs a highly secure network and data centres that are used to encrypt and route traffic to every BlackBerry device worldwide....
  • RIM scrambles to end global BlackBerry outage 13-10-2011 06:35 AM

    Toronto: The company that makes the BlackBerry smartphone is working frantically to end a three-day global service disruption that has frustrated millions of its customers and pumped up pressure on its management to make sweeping changes. Research In Motion, in a hastily announced conference call on Wednesday, vowed to eventually...
  • Millions of BlackBerry users cut off for third day 12-10-2011 06:33 PM

    London: Millions of BlackBerry users around the world were left without text communication services for a third day on Wednesday as Research in Motion struggled to fix what it said was a switching failure in its private network. Users in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India suffered patchy email...
  • BlackBerry services in India disrupted again 11-10-2011 06:59 PM

    Mumbai: BlackBerry services in India have come to a standstill yet again. This is the second time BlackBerry users are facing an outage in the past two days. Users on BIS and BES are unable to access their mail, Internet and BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). Though RIM announced earlier on Tuesday...
  • Vodafone India BlackBerry services hit by major glitch 10-10-2011 08:16 PM

    Mumbai: While BlackBerry services across Europe, the Middle East and Africa seem to be affected by a major BlackBerry glitch, Vodafone India may be the only Indian operator who has caught the same bug or a similar one. Meanwhile, BlackBerry services began to get restored after midnight. According to The...
  • Possible solution to BlackBerry impasse on the cards 30-09-2011 07:31 PM

    New Delhi: 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...
  • BlackBerry Messenger disrupted in the Americas 17-09-2011 01:15 PM

    Toronto: Research In Motion's BlackBerry Messenger service was disrupted by an apparent service outage on Friday, adding a further headache as the company reels from a dismal earnings report. The messaging service, popularly known as BBM, has proved a strong selling point as RIM expands beyond its corporate base to...
  • RIM unveils new cloud-based music service 25-08-2011 06:03 PM

    Toronto: Canada's Research In Motion Ltd will unveil a new cloud-based social music sharing service called BBM Music, as companies begin to bet on entertainment delivered over the Internet that incorporates social networking features. Research in Motion, the maker of BlackBerry phones, said select music from Universal Music Group, Sony...
  • RIM close to rolling out BlackBerry music service 19-08-2011 12:14 PM

    New York/Toronto: BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is close to rolling out its own music streaming service that will work across its mobile devices, according to four people familiar with the plans. The new service is likely part of an attempt by RIM to improve its BlackBerry Messenger service as...
  • London riots: Focus on BlackBerry, social media 09-08-2011 01:28 PM

    London: Mobile technology such as BlackBerry Messenger and social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook played a key role in organising and coordinating riots across London, according to the police. The riots over the last two days began in Tottenham and have since spread to areas such as Walthamstow,...
  • RIM embeds its BBM chat in work and play apps 28-07-2011 12:27 PM

    Toronto: Research In Motion wants software developers to use its popular instant messaging tool within their applications to enable friends to play games, share and discuss news, and decide where they will eat dinner. Describing BlackBerry Messenger - widely known as BBM - as one of the world's largest mobile...
  • Asked questions on India, RIM co-CEO walks out 14-04-2011 10:07 AM

    Toronto: Research In Motion (RIM) founder Mike Lazaridis ordered a BBC reporter to stop the interview after he was asked questions about his problems with India and Middle East countries which are seeking access to BlackBerry enterprise emails in view of national security issues."That's just not fair," Mike Lazaridis shot...
  • India demands full BlackBerry access 01-02-2011 11:49 AM

    New Delhi/Karachi: India rejected on Research In Motion's (RIM) offer to allow it only partial access to its BlackBerry data services, while Pakistan reversed its earlier decision to restrict the popular smartphone's services. It was not immediately clear what the Indian government, which says it is driven by security concerns,...
  • RIM gives India solution for Messenger access 13-01-2011 01:06 PM

    New Delhi: BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion said on Thursday it had given a solution to India ahead of a January 31 target date for access to consumer services including BlackBerry Messenger, but reiterated that no changes can be made to the security system for corporate emails. India had last year...
  • RIM seeks 2 years to address email security 07-01-2011 09:52 AM

    Bangalore: BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) wants 18-24 months to address security concerns raised by Indian agencies who have been demanding access to its corporate email services, two newspapers reported on Friday. The Economic Times and Mint cited minutes of a meeting between the company, the government and security officials...
  • RIM data tap tool only for consumer services 30-12-2010 01:48 PM

    New Delhi: BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion said on Thursday the network data analysis system (NDAS) was a tool to gain lawful access only to its consumer services including BlackBerry Messenger, and does not enable access to highly secure corporate emails on its devices. RIM, in a statement, reiterated that there...
  • RIM sues app maker over BlackBerry Messenger patent 02-12-2010 11:40 AM

    Toronto: After software giant Microsoft which is embroiled in a legal battle over Word patent, now BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) too is entangled in a patent battle. The Canadian wireless giant has dragged a fast-growing app developer called Kik Interactive Ltd to court for infringing on its wildly...