RIM to come up with solution by June-end: A Raja

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New Delhi, Jun 12 (UNI) The government today said Canada-based Research In Motion (RIM) is expected to come up with a solution to the BlackBerry security issue by the month-end.

''BlackBerry is likely to come up with a solution by June-end,'' Minister for Communications and IT A Raja told reporters here.

The talks between officials of RIM and Indian authorities over the country's security concerns on the use of BlackBerry-enabled mobile phone have remained inconclusive.

India's security agencies have pointed out that BlackBerry's email device poses a risk as emails sent using it cannot be traced or intercepted.

But with RIM telling the government that it was not possible to share the security codes with it as its servers were located in Canada, the government had reverted saying servers should be put up in India.

Telecom operators Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications, Vodafone Essar and BPL Mobile are offering the BlackBerry services in India to over 1,14,000 customers.

BlackBerry services, introduced in India in October 2004, came under the government's scanner when an application by Tata Teleservices to launch a similar service was rejected over security concerns.

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