Did Nokia Force Blackberry to Give in?

Nokia played a jackass game on August 30th.

August 31st is when Blackberry’s service was supposed to get a final Yes/No from the government, based on crucial meeting between RIM (makers of Blackberry) and Indian government today (i.e. August 30th).

Nokia knowing the pressure Blackberry is going through made an interesting announcement today, i.e.

The decision to launch push messaging serves in India and most importantly, the decision to setup servers/infrastructure in India by November 2010.

“Currently the Nokia Messaging Service is in beta format. We have been working towards installing the requisite infrastructure in the country and will set up servers for our push email service by November 2010,” Nokia India Managing Director D. Shivakumar (source).

So during the crucial meeting (between RIM and Government), what would Blackberry reply to a question from the Indian government

If Nokia can do it, why can’t you? They are willing to setup their servers in India, why can’t RIM?

Well. A  perfectly timed announcement by Nokia; and interestingly, Blackberry too gets time till November to work on it’s decision to cooperate with Indian government [Read: Blackberry to setup Servers in India (?) – Gets 60 Days Relief]

In the past, Nokia did made a few press release regarding push messaging launch, but never explicitly mentioned setting up the servers in India.

Timing matters!

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