20 Jan '11, 10pm

BlackBerry in a jam: by Hedirman Supian EARLIER this week, I chanced upon a BlackBerry advertisement on YouTube

EARLIER this week, I chanced upon a BlackBerry advertisement on YouTube featuring Indonesian families, students, creative types and businessmen fawning over the device's instant messaging service (watch it at bit.ly/bbindoad). It illustrates how Indonesians view the device as a status symbol and how integral it is in their day-to-day communication. And the advertisement isn't far from reality. According to technology research firm IDC, Research In Motion (RIM), the makers of BlackBerry devices, captured 30 per cent of Indonesia's smartphone shipment share in the first nine months of 2010. Its market share there is now second only to Nokia. Yet, despite its rapidly-growing popularity in the country, RIM is facing a major stumbling block. Today marks the deadline for RIM to comply with the Indonesian government's demands for it to filter out pornography on its devices. As a ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Tech/EDC110121-0000183/BlackBe...

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