Nokia messenger services server in India by Nov 5

Last Updated: Mon, Aug 30, 2010 09:46 hrs

Mobile phone major Nokia Monday said it would activate its Indian server for routing data for messenger services from Nov 5, adding its services have been cleared by security agencies.

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'Our server for the messenger services will be active in the country by November 5,' said D. Shiva Kumar, vice president, Nokia India, on the sidelines of a mobile phone launch event here.

The company tried to allay any fears that its messenger services could meet the same fate as BlackBerry and come under the security agencies' scanner.

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'We had met Home Ministry officials about a month ago. Our services are safe,' said Kumar.

The BlackBerry controversy seemed to have helped Nolka. Industry sources say sales of the Finnish firm's smart phones have risen due to the fear that BlackBerry users may not be able to send messages on its encrypted network anymore following a crackdown by Indian security agencies.

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The company launched two new phones targeting the rural market. The Dual-SIM mobile phones C1-00 and C2-00 have call divert facility. The sale of C1-00 priced at Rs.1,999 will start from September.

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