India's BlackBerry Meeting "Inconclusive"

Indian officials say that a meeting with telecom operators to discuss whether RIM's BlackBerry services pose a national security threat was "inconclusive".
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NEW DELHI (

TheStreet

) - Indian officials say that a meeting with telecom operators to discuss whether

Research In Motion's

(RIMM)

BlackBerry services pose a national security threat was "inconclusive", according to

Reuters.

Citing a telecoms ministry official, who asked not to be named,

Reuters

reports that the talks remained "inconclusive" after the meeting. The meeting had been set up to examine how India's security services could access encryption details for the popular BlackBerry smartphone.

India's State-run telecom operator

BSNL

was at the meeting, according to the report, but it was unclear whether any of the country's major private carriers attended.

RIM, which launched

the new BlackBerry last week

, is under increasing international pressure.

A number of Middle Eastern countries recently cited BlackBerry services as a

potential national security hazard

, although the Canadian phone maker has made progress in negotiations with Saudi Arabia.

RIM reached a preliminary agreement with the Saudi Arabian government over the weekend

that will allow its BlackBerry service to continue operating there

, according to published media reports.

-- Reported by James Rogers in New York

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