Mike Lazaridis, the CEO of Research In Motion, abruptly ended an interview with the BBC after growing upset over a line of questioning about the issues the company was facing in the Middle East and India.
When BBC’s technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones, asked about BlackBerrys having a security issue–referring to the Indian government’s wanting access to BlackBerry Enterprise Server–Lazaridis denied there was a security problem. “We’ve just been singled out because we’re so successful around the world,” he said.
Mentioning that the BBC has a lot of listeners in India and the Middle East, Cellan-Jones asked Lazaridis if he could “confidently tell them that they’ll have no problems with being able to use their BlackBerrys,” at which point Lazaridis said that the interview was over.
Watch the video of the abruptly-ending interview.