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RIM's Mike Lazaridis halts BBC interview when pressed on India

April 13th, 2011

In a recent BBC interview, Research In Motion’s CEO Mike Lazaridis was not digging a line of questioning posed about India. RIM’s co-chief, who is usually calm, cool, and collected, became agitated when pressed about what the interviewer perceived as “security issues” with his company’s platform. In fairness to Lazaridis, we are only given a brief, sixty-second excerpt of the interview …

Saudis to block BlackBerry data service August 5th

August 3rd, 2010

Coming on the heels of the United Arab Emirates announcement, the Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission (SCITC) has asked wireless companies in Saudi Arabia to stop BlackBerry service beginning on August 5th. CNN reports that the Saudi government is claiming, “the manufacturer of the devices [RIM] couldn’t meet the regulatory requirements of the commission …