News in Short: India now threatening the battered RIM, Wind Mobile achieves 100,000 user milestone

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India now threatening the battered RIM

With a deal with Saudi Arabia having just been reached this week, RIM is going through the wringer now, with India stepping forward to demand that RIM address its security demands by the end of August or face highly detrimental service bans. From The Globe and Mail:

The ultimatum came hours after the home secretary, India’s top civil servant over internal security, held talks with intelligence officials and state-run telecom operators BSNL and MTNL about how the government could access encryption details, the latest global headache for Research In Motion.

“The government has given RIM until August 31 to address India’s security issues,” a senior ministry official, declined to be named, told Reuters. “Some services of BlackBerry will be shut down if they fail to comply with the order.”

Wind Mobile achieves 100,000 user milestone

Newbie wireless competitor Wind Mobile today stated that it has amassed more than 100,000 wireless subscribers across Canada.It launched in December 2009.

The number, which the company actually reached back in early July, came out as Wind’s Egyptian financial and operational backer reported its second quarter financial earnings.